Charts analysis: Lewis Capaldi makes No.1 debut with first album

Barely six months after he first made the singles chart, 22-year-old Scottish singer/songwriter Lewis Capaldi’s debut album, Devilishly Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, roars to the biggest week’s sales of any artist album in 2019.

Consumption of 89,506 units (including 30,609 from sales-equivalent streams and 7,206 on vinyl) in its first week on sale are the highest for any artist album since Take That’s Odyssey racked up 105,721 sales on debut 24 weeks ago (last November).

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