Lewis Capaldi’s Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent becomes the biggest selling album of the YEAR as it storms to number one – beating Ed Sheeran
Lewis Capaldi’s new album has outsold the rest of the official album chart top 20 combined to become the fastest selling album of the year so far.
According to the Official Charts Company, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent surpassed the previous biggest opening week of the year, Ed Sheeran’s Subtract and outperformed Capaldi’s 2019 album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.
Lewis’ album totalled an excess of 95,000 chart units, while Capaldi’s previous album had only mounted 89,000 chart units in its first week of release.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company, Capaldi said: ‘What doth profit a man if he gains the world, but loses his soul? A f****** number one album, baby!
‘Thank you very much if you went out there and got the album this week. Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent is Number One on the Official Albums chart.
Sensational! Lewis Capaldi’s new album has outsold the rest of the official album chart top 20 combined to become the fastest selling album of the year so far
‘Beautiful stuff! Thank you everybody, I love you so much. Fastest-selling album of the year…it feels good!
‘Thanks very much, guys – I’ll see you out there.
‘Lots of shows, lots of smiles, lots of high fives. It means the world, I love you so much.’
Sitting at number two in the albums chart this week is Take Me Back To Eden by Sleep Token, which is followed by Def Leppard/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s album Drastic Symphonies.
Ed Sheeran’s newest album Subtract has placed fourth in the albums chart, while Harry’s House by Harry Styles sits fifth.
Capaldi also appears on the singles chart this week, with song Wish You The Best sitting at number three.
David Kushner’s song Daylight, sits at number two on the charts behind the number one single Miracle by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding.
According to the Official Charts Company, Capaldi has claimed the biggest album opening of any week since Taylor Swift released her album Midnights in October 2022.
Stellar: According to the Official Charts Company, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent surpassed the previous biggest opening week of the year
Overtaken! Lewis’ album also broke the record for the biggest sales of the year, which had been previously held by Ed Sheeran
Upon its release, Midnights immediately broke a string of records and became Spotify’s most streamed album in a single day.
Lewis’ fans broke down in tears on Wednesday as he candidly discussed how his mental health struggles almost ended his career.
In his emotional doc, the musician, speaks of how the pressure following the success of his first album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, triggered ‘frightful’ panic attacks.
Lewis, who was diagnosed with Tourette’s after doctors picked up on his uncontrollable shoulder twitch, also discussed being a Hypochondriac.
Hypochondria causes suffers to feel extreme anxiety about their health, including worrying that are or may become seriously ill.
The Scottish singer said: ‘I’ve always been a hypochondriac. I’ve been obsessed like, if something is wrong with me, I’m like, ‘F**k, I’m dying’.
‘I went to a therapist and she was like, “Do you not think that’s got something to do with the fact that your grandmother and your aunt both died when you were like three and four, within a year.”