MTV announced that its groundbreaking award-winning "MTV Unplugged" franchise has returned this September, for a whole new generation of music enthusiasts and longtime fans of the series. 

The new season will feature an eclectic, superstar lineup of global pop culture artists and will kick off with multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter and "2017 Video Music Awards" nominee and performer, Shawn Mendes. 

The trailblazing music series returns with a fresh reinvention that will feature performances from locations across the globe that holds special meaning to each artist.

"MTV revolutionized the performance storytelling space when it launched 'MTV Unplugged' almost 30 years ago. "The Unplugged" Series allow artists to reimagine their songs in an intimate and acoustic medium, giving their fans a new perspective on their favourite hits. We're thrilled to have multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes launch this new season." - Amani Duncan, Senior Vice President of Music, MTV.

"I'm so thrilled and honoured to be able to help bring the "Unplugged" series back. It's a show that truly highlights artistry and brings unique performances to fans that they can't see anywhere else." - Shawn Mendes