Lewis Capaldi hits 40m Aussie streams and over 1b globally
Lewis Capaldi has generated 40 million streams in Australia for his debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, his local record company Universal Music Australia confirmed to TMN.
This comes on the heels of the 22-year old Scottish singer-songwriter being presented this week with a plaque in London by Virgin EMI/Capitol Records for his global achievements.
Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent has generated over 1 billion combined streams and over 1 million global adjusted album sales.
In Australia, his single ‘Someone You Loved’, which was inspired by his grandmother’s death, among other things, has been certified platinum by ARIA after reaching #4 on its chart, while ‘Bruises’ has gone gold
Capaldi is making waves at radio too, with ‘Someone You Loved’ having spent 12 weeks on the TMN Hot 100, peaking at #6.
The album is hailed as the fastest selling UK debut of 2019 with 90,000 albums sold in its first week.
He’s also a massive drawcard in the live arena and is the first act in history to sell out a tour before releasing a debut album.
Overseas ‘Someone You Loved’ was at #1 in the UK for seven weeks.
In the US it’s climbing the Billboard Hot 200 and gone Top 20 at the Hot AC Radio chart.
He’s starting to play American TV shows before heading off for a North American tour in the summer, which has already sold out.
He recently explained why the music is making connections.
“Sometimes there might be artists who have all the worries of the world on their shoulders. That’s not me.
“I’m very honest in my music. I don’t hold back.
“The thing is, it’s all in the song. If you need to know my innermost thoughts that’s where you will find them.
“I don’t go around with all these troubles on my shoulders. I put everything into my songs. That’s what they are for.”