Last night at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Shawn Mendes took his performance opportunity to pay tribute to those who have been affected by gun violence.

Khalid and the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School choir joined Mendes on stage to sing the two’s newest song, “Youth.”

While on the red carpet of the awards show, Mendes shared a few details of the new song and how it came about.

“We’ve been really good friends for a couple years and we got together talking about doing something really important and to write something very important. I’m so excited to do it with him.”

The special performance comes just days after ten people were shot and killed at Santa Fe High School in Texas this past Friday.

Bebe Rexha, who introduced the set of performers stated,

“Just a few weeks ago, many students from that very high school joined the protest against gun violence and they are no different than tens of thousands of young adults across this nation who took a stand and are raising their voices to say things must change. They inspire me with their hope, with their compassion, and with their determination to make a difference and build a better world.”

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