Inside Shawn Mendes' intimate Rolling Stone concert for YouTube Music

Shawn Mendes was the youngest -- and coolest -- guy in the room Thursday night in Brooklyn, where the teen heartthrob performed at Rolling Stone's relaunch party presented by YouTube Music.

The buzzy event was a hit with guests, who entered the converted warehouse through a back entrance boasting massive replicas of iconic Rolling Stone covers, from Springsteen to Styles and everywhere in between.

Mendes was introduced onstage by the also-young (and also cool) Gus Wenner, Rolling Stone's president and COO, who took leadership of the company in 2016 at age 26.

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Shawn Mendes attends The Rolling Stone Relaunch on July 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Shawn Mendes attends The Rolling Stone Relaunch on July 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
QUEBEC CITY, QC - JULY 08: Shawn Mendes performs during the 51st Festival d'ete de Quebec on July 8, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
QUEBEC CITY, QC - JULY 08: Shawn Mendes fans attend Festival d'ete de Quebec on July 8, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
QUEBEC CITY, QC - JULY 08: Shawn Mendes performs onstage at the mainstage at The Plains of Abraham in The Battlefields Park during day 4 of the 51st Festival d'ete de Quebec (FEQ) on July 8, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns)
Shawn Mendes on stage during Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. This summer's hottest artists performed live for 80,000 Capital listeners at Wembley Stadium at the UK's biggest summer party. Performers included Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, Charlie Puth, Jess Glyne, Craig David, Anne-Marie, Rudimental, Sean Paul, Clean Bandit, James Arthur, Sigala, Years & Years, Jax Jones, Raye, Jonas Blue, Mabel, Stefflon Don, Yungen and G-Eazy. Picture date: Saturday June 9, 2018. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Shawn Mendes attends the Capital Summertime Ball 2018 at Wembley Stadium on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Shawn Mendes performs on NBC's 'Today Show' in the rain at Rockefeller Plaza on June 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Shawn Mendes performs on NBC's 'Today Show' in the rain at Rockefeller Plaza on June 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: (L-R) Recording artists Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello attend the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BBMA18/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Shawn Mendes attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Shawn Mendes attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Canadian singer and composer Shawn Mendes poses during a photocall upon arrival for the 2018 Echo Music Awards ceremony on April 12, 2018 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / AXEL SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read AXEL SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: The Late Late Show with James Corden with musical guest Shawn Mendes, airing Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Shawn Mendes attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)
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Things got a bit warm outside the warehouse, but if the sweaty Mendes was bothered, he didn't let on, powering through more than a dozen songs including "Nervous" and "Fallin All In You." He also performed his mass-hit staples -- "In My Blood," "There's Nothin Holding Me Back," "Stitches," "Treat You Better" and "Mercy." Not a bad repertoire at 19.

The crowd particularly loved Mendes' a cappella finish on "Youth," which he certainly won't be able to do on his upcoming arena tour, where tens of thousands of fans will be screaming their affections. (BTW, if you're looking to get a Christmas gift squared away early, tickets are on sale now. You're welcome.)

Bummed about missing out? No worries -- the intimate show will air on Artists Den later this year.  

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