Artist of the Week: Lewis Capaldi

Making a lot of achievements within two years of his professional career, the Scottish singer becomes the first ever artist in history to sell out an arena tour even before the release of a debut album.

AceShowbiz - Learning how to play instruments at merely two years old, Lewis Capaldi has truly been blessed with musical talent since childhood. And that talent surely didn't go to waste as the Scottish singer has now become one of the most successful rising stars in the industry with what many considered as the biggest ballad of the year.

His breakthrough single, "Someone You Loved", spent seven consecutive weeks atop U.K. Singles Chart and peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. In addition to that, the song sharted in over 29 countries around the world. These achievements alone could be considered amazing, given that Lewis only made his debut in 2017, when he became the fastest ever unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays on Spotify with his first track "Bruises".

Seeing the success of "Someone You Loved" might have triggered something in Lewis, as he went on announcing an arena tour even before the release of his debut album "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent". Considering that he's still a rookie, it was only natural if we think that his tour wasn't going to be successful. But the result said otherwise because Lewis made history by becoming the first ever artist in global history to sell out an arena tour before releasing a debut album. What was more amazing was the fact that the tickets were sold out in merely ten minutes.

Just like his breakthrough single and arena tour, Lewis' "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent" was a success. Released on May 17, the album topped the charts in the U.K. and Ireland, becoming the fastest-selling album of the year. It was additionally certified Gold in the U.K. a week after its release, making it the best-selling debut album by a British artist in over eight years.

A capable performer who has been taking the stage since childhood, Lewis is currently touring the U.K. in support of his debut album. The tour is expected to conclude with a two-night show at O2 Academy in Glasgow on December 7 and 8.

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