As he prepares for his much-anticipated Glastonbury set this weekend, Scottish singer songwriter Lewis Capaldi, has firmly cemented his position as the UK’s biggest breakthrough star of 2019.
His seven-week chart-topper Someone You Loved has already been certified double platinum while becoming this year’s biggest-selling single, racking up over half a billion streams to date. In doing so, Lewis became the first artist in 12 years to have a number one single for seven weeks in the charts before releasing a debut album.
His debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, has also been a barnstorming success after outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined to reach number one on May 24th, becoming the biggest streamed week one debut album of all time. It has now spent a further four weeks at number one – giving Lewis the longest run at number one for a debut artist since 2007 - while receiving a gold certification after selling more than 210K copies in the UK in under a month.
Earlier this month, Lewis released his ‘Spotify Singles’, recorded in NYC, the two-track set features a performance of his new song, Hold Me While You Wait and a cover of Billie Eilish’s When The Party’s Over.