Lewis Capaldi is on course for another chart-topping success.
His second album, ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’ has already notched up 68,000 chart sales by the midweek point, outselling the rest of the top 20 combined, according to the Official Charts Company. The album is set to become the year’s fastest-selling LP and knock Ed Sheeran’s ‘Subtract’ off the number one spot after a two-week reign. Assuming Capaldi’s album takes the top spot when the Official UK Albums Chart is published on 26 May, it’ll give the Scottish singer-songwriter his second chart-topping album after his 2019 smash hit debut ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’.
Capaldi’s album has already produced three number one hits, ‘Forget Me’, ‘Pointless’ and ‘Wish You The Best’ on the Official UK Singles Chart. Behind Capaldi in the all-new top four are Def Leppard’s ‘Drastic Symphonies’, a collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra expected to debut at number two and Sleep Token with ‘Take Me Back To Eden’, at number three.
Further down the chart, ‘Phantomime’, an EP of covers by Ghost is likely to enter at number four, while Sheeran’s ‘Subtract’ is poised to drop to number five.