Lewis Capaldi Says Being No. 2 Is Disgusting as He Tops Chart With 'Before you Go'

The 'Someone You Loved' crooner dodges early retirement as his latest single from the extended edition of 'Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent' dominates the U.K. singles chart.

AceShowbiz - Lewis Capaldi won't have to follow through on a pledge to quit music as his track "Before You Go" is at the top of the U.K. singles chart.

The Scottish singer-songwriter released several remixes of the tune, from his album "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent", in a bid to secure top spot, and jokingly told his Instagram followers he'd give up and get a new job if he failed.

However, he won't have to make good on the promise, as the song tops Friday's January 31, 2020 Official Charts Company rundown ahead of The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights".

A delighted Lewis tells OfficialCharts.com, "It's so nice to get another one in the bag, second number one for my song Before You Go and it means the world so thank you so much if you went and bought it."

"Obviously becoming number one is absolutely everything to me and I would be disgusted if I had the number two spot, it would be gross, so yeah I'm so glad I'm not that guy, and if I did I don't know what I would do, I would probably go home, cry into my hands and just have an awful, awful time, so thank you so much."

Roddy Ricch's "The Box" is at three, with last week's number one, Eminem's track featuring late rapper Juice WRLD, Godzilla at four. Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, and Burna Boy's "Own It" complete the top five.

U.K. grime star J Hus tops the albums chart with "Big Conspiracy", pushing Eminem's "Music to Be Murdered by" down to two. Pet Shop Boys' "Hotspot" enters at three, with "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent" at four, and masked rapper M Huncho's "Huncholini the 1st" completing the top five.

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