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Lewis Capaldi


1996 -

Singer-songwriter. Born in Glasgow, a second-cousin-once-removed of actor Peter Capaldi (b.1958), he was raised in Whitburn (West Lothian) and educated at St. Kentigern's Academy in Blackburn. He began singing professionally in local bars but suddenly came to prominence after releasing tracks on the internet; his single Bruises (2017) quickly gained more than 25 million plays on Spotify worldwide, making him the fastest ever unsigned artist to reach that number. He was soon signed up by the Universal Music Group. He went on to successes; in 2018 he performed at several music festivals and began touring for the first time, and then in 2019 his single Someone You Loved reached Number One in the UK Singles Chart and remained there for seven consecutive weeks.


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