Lewis Capaldi scores biggest opening week of his career so far – Music News
Damaged By Want To Be Heavenly Despatched has outsold the remainder of the Official Albums Chart High 20 mixed within the course of. It surpasses the earlier largest opening week of the yr – Ed Sheeran’s Subtract shifted 76,000 chart models in its first seven days on sale earlier this month – Lewis now claims the title together with his second #1 album.
This week, Damaged By Want To Be Heavenly Despatched nets in extra of 95,000 chart models, it’s essentially the most streamed, downloaded and bodily bought launch of the week, and likewise the very best vendor of the previous seven days within the UK’s unbiased report retailers.
What’s extra, the report outperforms the opening week of Lewis’s debut Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which totalled 89,000 chart models in its first seven days of launch in 2019.
Lewis additionally claims the most important opening week of any album since Taylor Swift’s Midnights in October 2022 (204,000 chart models), and the most important first week for a male solo artist in 12 months, since Harry Kinds’ Harry’s Home reached the summit in Might 2022 (114,000 chart models).
Damaged By Want… tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, too, proving the week’s hottest report on wax.
Talking completely to Official Charts, Lewis Capaldi says: “What doth revenue a person if he positive aspects the world, however loses his soul? A f**king #1 album, child!
“Thanks very a lot for those who went on the market and obtained the album this week. Damaged By Want To Be Heavenly Despatched is #1 on the Official Albums Chart. Stunning stuff! Thanks all people, I like you a lot.
“Quickest-selling album of the yr…it feels good! Thanks very a lot, guys – I’ll see you on the market. A lot of exhibits, a lot of smiles, a lot of excessive fives. It means the world, I like you a lot.”
In the meantime, London-formed steel outfit Sleep Token declare their first-ever High 5 album with Take Me Again to Eden (3). The group, comprising members Vessel, II, III and IV, final noticed High 40 success with 2021’s This Place Will Turn into Your Tomb (39).
Elsewhere, Def Leppard’s team-up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Drastic Symphonies, nets the British rock group a ninth High 10 LP (4), whereas the UK leg of Harry Kinds’s Love On Tour sees his former #1 report Harry’s Home raise 4 this week (5).
As she wows UK audiences on her RENAISSANCE World Tour, Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE ascends seven (7), whereas Phantomime earns Swedish rockers Ghost their first-ever UK High 10 album (8).
Forward of her UK exhibits subsequent month, SZA sees her second studio LP SOS rebound 10 spots again into the High 10 (9).
Legendary New Jersey-born singer-songwriter Paul Simon nets a twenty second High 40 album with Seven Psalms (28), as report producer Metal Banglez claims his first with The Playlist (29).
English prog-rock outfit Sure safe their twenty first High 40 LP with Mirror to the Sky (30) and, lastly, The Smiths’ hits compilation The Sound of The Smiths returns to the High 40 for the primary time in 15 years following the unhappy information of bassist Andy Rouke’s loss of life final week, aged 59 (39).