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Lewis Capaldi

The singer-songwriter from Scotland, Lewis Capaldi, has been taking the UK and Ireland by storm since the release of his number one single, “Someone You Loved”, which has spent seven weeks at the top of the charts. His sad songs about love and loss have resonated with listeners all over the world, and his success is only continuing to grow.

Born and raised in the small town of Whitburn, Capaldi has been making music since he was just a child. He taught himself how to play the piano and guitar, and began writing his own songs when he was just sixteen. After high school, he decided to pursue music full-time, and moved to Glasgow to attend the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

After graduation, Capaldi started to gain attention with his self-released EP, Bloom. His big break came when he was signed to Virgin EMI and released his single, “Bruises”, which quickly went viral. This led to him opening for some of the biggest names in music, including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay.

Capaldi’s debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, was released in 2019 and instantly shot to the top of the charts. The lead single, “Someone You Loved”, has been streamed over 300 million times on Spotify and has reached number one in numerous countries.

The follow-up single, “Hold Me While You Wait”, is another ballad about love and loss, and is quickly climbing the charts. Capaldi is currently on tour in support of his album, and is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in music.

Lewis Capaldi is a singer-songwriter from Scotland who has been taking the UK and Ireland by storm since the release of his number one single, “Someone You Loved”. His sad songs about love and loss have resonated with listeners all over the world, and his success is only continuing to grow.

Born and raised in the small town of Whitburn, Capaldi has been making music since he was just a child. He taught himself how to play the piano and guitar, and began writing his own songs when he was just sixteen. After high school, he decided to pursue music full-time, and moved to Glasgow to attend the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

After graduation, Capaldi started to gain attention with his self-released EP, Bloom. His big break came when he was signed to Virgin EMI and released his single, “Bruises”, which quickly went viral. This led to him opening for some of the biggest names in music, including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay.

Capaldi’s debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, was released in 2019 and instantly shot to the top of the charts. The lead single, “Someone You Loved”, has been streamed over 300 million times on Spotify and has reached number one in numerous countries.

The follow-up single, “Hold Me While You Wait”, is another ballad about love and loss, and is quickly climbing the charts. Capaldi is currently on tour in support of his album, and is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in music.
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Lewis Capaldi is a Scottish singer and songwriter from Whitburn, West Lothian. He is signed to Virgin EMI Records and released his debut extended play, Bloom, in October 2017. Capaldi achieved mainstream success in 2019 with his single “Someone You Loved”, which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.

Life and career

Capaldi was born on 17 October 1996 in Whitburn, West Lothian, to mark and Patricia Capaldi. His mother is a nurse and his father is a fishmonger. Capaldi has an older sister, Catherine. He was educated at Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

Capaldi was a talented football player and was offered a youth contract with Scottish club Rangers F.C. at the age of 16, but he turned it down to focus on his music career. He began writing songs at the age of just 11 and taught himself to play guitar and piano.

Capaldi’s breakthrough came in 2017 with the release of his Bloom EP. The EP’s lead single, “Bruises”, was nominated for the Scottish Song of the Year award at the 2018 Scottish Music Awards.

In 2019, Capaldi achieved mainstream success with his single “Someone You Loved”, which spent seven weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was written about the death of Capaldi’s grandmother, who died in 2017. The song’s success led to Capaldi being nominated for three Brit Awards, winning the award for Best New Artist.

In May 2019, Capaldi released his debut studio album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album’s second single, “Hold Me While You Wait”, peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart.

In December 2019, Capaldi was named as one of the BBC’s “Sound of 2020” poll winners.

Discography

studio albums

* Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (2019)

EP’s

* Bloom (2017)

singles

* “Bruises” (2017)
* “Someone You Loved” (2019)
* “Hold Me While You Wait” (2019)
* “Before You Go” (2020)

Awards and nominations

Notes

External links

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Category:Musicians from West Lothian
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Category:21st-century male singers

Lewis Capaldi (born October 7, 1996) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. He rose to prominence with the release of his debut single, “Bruises”, in March 2017. His debut studio album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, was released in May 2019 and topped the UK Albums Chart. It was preceded by the singles “Someone You Loved” and “Hold Me While You Wait”. The album has been certified platinum in the UK.

In October 2019, Capaldi won the BRIT Award for Song of the Year for “Someone You Loved”. He has also been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

Early life

Capaldi was born in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland. His parents are Teresa Capaldi, a nurse, and Gerard Capaldi, a double-glazing salesman. He has two older siblings, an sister, Lauren, and a brother, Calum. He is of Italian descent on his father’s side.

Capaldi attended Park Mains High School in Erskine. He has described himself as a “class clown” during his time at the school.

Career

2016–2018: Career beginnings

In February 2016, at the age of 19, Capaldi uploaded the song “Bruises” to Spotify. The song was written about a previous relationship. It gained over 1 million streams in its first month on the platform.

In May 2017, Capaldi signed a record deal with Virgin EMI Records. “Bruises” was released as his debut single in March 2017. It peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

Capaldi released his second single, “Rush”, in November 2017. His third single, “Grace”, was released in May 2018.

2019: Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

Capaldi’s debut studio album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, was released on May 17, 2019. It contains the singles “Someone You Loved”, “Hold Me While You Wait”, and “Grace”. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 41,000 copies in its first week. As of October 2019, the album has been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), denoting sales of over 300,000 copies in the UK.

In October 2019, Capaldi won the BRIT Award for Song of the Year for “Someone You Loved”. The song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in March 2019 and remained at the top spot for seven consecutive weeks. It also reached number one in Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland. In the United States, “Someone You Loved” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Capaldi has been nominated for four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Artistry

Capaldi has cited artists such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen as his inspirations.

In terms of his songwriting, Capaldi has said that he often writes about “heartbreak and relationships that have gone wrong”. He has also said that his songwriting is influenced by his Italian heritage.

The lyrics to his song “Bruises” published by Universal Music Publishing were included in the 2018 novella The Corpse Road written by Graham Masterton.

Discography

Studio albums

Singles

Notes
* A’Someone You Loved’ peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

As lead artist

As featured artist

Music videos

Awards and nominations

External links

* Interview with BBC Newsbeat (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0651jx0)

Category:Living people
Category:1996 births
Category:People from Paisley, Renfrewshire
Category:Musicians from Paisley, Renfrewshire
Category:Scottish folk singers
Category:Scottish guitarists
Category:Scottish mandolinists
Category:Scottish pop singers
Category:Scottish songwriters
Category:Scottish male singer-songwriters
Category:Scottish Roman Catholics
Category:Scottish tenors
Category:21st-century Scottish singers
Category:21st-century male singers
Category:Scottish people of Italian descent
Category:Virgin EMI Records artists
Category:Songwriters from Paisley, Renfrewshire
Category:universal music artists
Category:People educated at Park Mains High School

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