Watch Shawn Mendes’ MTV VMAs performance

Shawn Mendes performed “If I Can’t Have You” at the 2019 MTV VMAs.

August 26, 2019
Watch Shawn Mendes’ MTV VMAs performance Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Shawn Mendes, originally only set to perform "Señorita" with popstar girlfriend Camila Cabello, performed his track "If I Can't Have You" live at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards earlier tonight. Performing with a full band, Mendes gave an impassioned vocal when singing the number 2-charting hit, capping it all off with an honestly kinda jaw-dropping falsetto. Watch the performance below.

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The 2019 VMAs are being held Monday evening at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo, the 36th annual award show has Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading the way with 10 nominations each, and Missy Elliott receiving the esteemed Video Vanguard Award. See the full list of winners here, and the best red carpet looks here.

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Watch Shawn Mendes’ MTV VMAs performance