Lewis Capaldi has a UK albums chart record With His 2019 Album, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’.
On Friday (November 6), the Scottish singer-songwriter’s debut LP landed at Number Nine on the UK’s official album chart, recording a 77th consecutive week in the Top 10.
The result means the album has passed the previous record of 76 consecutive weeks for a solo artist set by Ed Sheeran‘s 2017 album ‘÷’.
At the start of the week, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ sat outside the Top 10. But after posting 6,866 sales, Capaldi’s album beat out Amy McDonald‘s ‘The Human Demands’ at Number 10 and Black Stone Cherry‘s ‘The Human Condition’.
“77 weeks in the Top 10, who’d have thought that was even possible for an artist these days?” EMI MD Clive Cawley said. “To hit that landmark and to topple that Ed Sheeran chap – who’s had a few hits in his day is an eye-watering achievement. I feel we’re running out of quotes about what an exceptional and unique artist Lewis really is.”