Lewis Capaldi's debut album breaks a record on Apple Music

The singer-songwriter's debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is released on May 17.

Lewis Capaldi's debut album has broken a record ahead of its release this Friday (May 17). 

The singer-songwriter's first record Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is the most pre-added album on Apple Music in the UK ever, Music Week reports, with 113,300 pre-adds so far. 

Expect that figure to translate into big streaming numbers on its release week, when plays on all major services including Spotify and Deezer (plus physical and download sales) are added together on next week's Official Albums Chart.  

"For Lewis to break the record for pre-adds with his first album is an incredible achievement,” George Ergatoudis, head of Apple Music, UK and Ireland, said. “It is a brilliant body of work and shows the enduring appeal of albums to music fans."

The record's trailer single Someone You Loved is currently the UK's biggest song of the year, on 918,000 combined sales. The track is still currently in the Top 5 on the Official Singles Chart, along with new single Hold Me While You Wait.

The last debut album to shift over 100,000 combined sales in its first week was Rag'n'Bone Man's Human, which opened on 117,101 in February 2017. Stormzy's Gang Signs & Prayer also scored impressive Week 1 combined sales in 2017, opening on 68,594. 

Read more on Lewis's album and more big records still to come in 2019

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