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Lewis Capaldi sets UK chart record with “Someone You Loved”: “This is absolutely wild”

Alexandra Gavillet

Alexandra GavilletLewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” was a big hit in the U.S., topping the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a Grammy nod.  But in the U.K., the song was truly a monster.

According to the U.K.’s Official Charts Company, Lewis’ song, first released back in November of 2018, holds the record for the longest number of weeks in the top 10 by a British act in history: 31.  That includes 21 weeks in 2019, and another 10 weeks earlier this year. 

The only person who spent more weeks in the top 10 than Lewis is a singer named Frankie Laine, who spent 35 weeks in the top 10 back in 1953 with a song called “I Believe.”  But Frankie was American.

Tweeting a link to the story of his chart record, Lewis wrote, “This is absolutely…wild. Cannot get my head around it. Cheers.”

And when a troll wrote, “remember when we got rid of Ed Sheeran, and instead of giving us a break the UK gave us Lewis Capaldi right away?!?!?” Lewis responded by posting a photo of himself and his pal Ed together, and a succinct comment: “F***k you, my guy.”

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