Lewis Capaldi's Broken By Desire to be Heavenly Sent surpasses Ed Sheeran to claim fastest-selling album of 2023 so far

Lewis's second LP surpasses the total first week sales of Ed Sheeran's Subtract at the midweek point

Far from a victim of the second album curse, Lewis Capaldi's brand-new record Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent already claims the title of 2023's fastest-selling LP so far, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

Boasting total chart units of over 77,000 in today's latest update (24 May), Lewis surpasses 2023's previous fastest-selling album - Ed Sheeran's Subtract - with over 24 hours of tracking still to be accounted for.

In its opening week, Ed's sixth Number 1 album totalled 76,000 chart units earlier this month. Read more about how Ed Sheeran claimed 2023's previous fastest-selling album with Subtract here.

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Lewis's second studio LP continues to out-sell the rest of the midweek Top 20 combined, too. Elsewhere, we're set to see new entries from the likes of Sleep Token, Def Leppard and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Ghost impact the Official Albums Chart.

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Could Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, which includes Lewis's Number 1 singles Forget Me, Pointless and Wish You The Best, even surpass the opening week sales of his debut LP Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent by Friday?

Be sure to return to OfficialCharts.com and tune in to The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Sounds from 4PM BST on May 26 to find out.