Lewis Capaldi | Biography 2021
Lewis Capaldi | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Lewis Capaldi
  • Occupation Singer, Songwriter
  • Nationality Scottish
  • Birthplace West Lothian, Scotland
  • Born Year And Birthday Oct 07, 1996
  • Age 24 Years, 8 Months
Master of Heartbreak Music

Lewis Capaldi | Biography 2021

Right from his first single, 'Bruises,' Capaldi established himself as pop's reigning master of heartbreak and misery. It was very evident with his first debut album 'Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent,' and its smash hit single 'Someone You Loved ' that reached no. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 2019. The track was also nominated for 'Song of the Year' at the '62nd Annual Grammy Awards' and received the 2020 'Brit Awards' for 'Song of the Year.' Capaldi was also named 'Best New Artist' at the 2020 'Brit Awards.'


Quick Information
  • Full Name Lewis Capaldi
  • Occupation Singer, Songwriter
  • Nationality Scottish
  • Birthplace West Lothian, Scotland
  • Birth Date Oct 07, 1996
  • Age 24 Years, 8 Months

Lewis Capaldi is a Scottish singer-songwriter who gained attention in early 2017 when he released the track 'Bruises,' a brooding depiction of a broken relationship that featured his intimate piano and vocal sound.

Who is Lewis Capaldi?

Capaldi's wildly successful debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, established him as pop's reigning master of heartbreak and misery. 

Capaldi started his professional career through YouTube and achieved mainstream popularity in 2018, and 2019 with his smash hit single 'Someone You Loved' that hit no. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 2019. It was also nominated for 'Song of the Year' at the '62nd Annual Grammy Awards' and received the 2020 'Brit Awards' for 'Song of the Year.' Capaldi was also named 'Best New Artist' at the 2020 'Brit Awards.'

After the tremendous success of his first album, he's now preparing for his second album.

Early Life

Lewis Capaldi, full name, Lewis Marc Capaldi, was born on October 7, 1996, at Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland. He was born as the youngest child among his four siblings. While his father is a fishmonger, his mother served as a nurse.

Growing up in a Scottish-Italian family, Capaldi discovered his passion for music at an early age. On a family trip to a summer camp, he went up on stage where a band was performing and showed his incredible talent by singing a few Queen songs.

Capaldi started playing the guitar at 9. At 11, he started writing his own songs.

He preferred playing music to academics during his school days in St. Kentigern's Academy. Later he joined New College Lanarkshire to pursue a professional career in the music industry. He also graduated in Higher National Diploma (HND) Music from the College's Motherwell Campus in 2016.

Capaldi then spent two years at the College mastering his songwriting and live performance skills in the highly practical course, which included a showcase performance at the famous King Tut's in Glasgow at the end of the year. 

Early Career

Universal Music quickly recognized his unique talent and signed him shortly after his graduation. 

One of Capaldi's former lecturers at the College, Scott Cowie, said, "Lewis completed his HND in Music with us and goes from strength to strength every single day. We are all incredibly proud of him, to say the least. Putting extreme bias aside, he may well be the most entertaining artist in the charts just now and in many ways, it's just the beginning."

The talented singer began composing, performing, and recording his original works from his bedroom and uploaded them on YouTube. Soon, he amassed a devoted fan following.

Gaining Popularity

The musical artist debuted his music career with the single 'Bruises' on March 31, 2017. His intense piano and vocal sound added depth to the breakup feel of the song.

Capaldi became the fastest unsigned artist to hit a quarter million Spotify plays, and the track received over 81 million plays on YouTube in the official audio. Following the success of 'Bruises,' Capaldi was signed by Virgin EMI Records and Capitol Records.

The Scottish singer also sold out Glasgow's famous King Tut's on the strength of his single before releasing his follow-up single 'Lost on You,' later that summer.

Capaldi featured in both songs that were added along with two more singles to his debut Extended Play (EP), Bloom, released in October 2017. For this, he worked with the 'Grammy Award' winning producer Malay. He rounded off a stellar year with a 'Scottish Music Award' for 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year.'

He spent the first half of 2018 touring in North America and Europe. His next singles, 'Rush' and 'Tough,' came out soon after the tour. Both songs appeared on his next EP, Breach, which was released in November the same year.

'Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent'

Capaldi's debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, was released on Virgin EMI in May 2019. The incredible album featured four Top Ten UK singles, including the top hits 'Someone You Loved' and 'Before You Go.'

The album was certified Gold only a week after its release, making it the fastest-selling album of the year. It was also the most-streamed week one debut album of all time.

'Someone You Loved,' which was dedicated to his late grandmother, reached number one for seven weeks in the UK before crossing over to the United States for a one-week stay in late 2019. 

Awards and Accolades 

Capaldi won the 'Scottish Alternative Music Awards' for 'Best Acoustic Act,' as well as the 'Scottish Music Awards' for 'Best Breakthrough Artist,' in 2017. The same year, he was listed as one of 'Vevo dscvr's 2018 Artists to Watch.'

In 2018, he received the 'Great Scot Awards' for the category, 'Breakthrough,' and the 'Forth Awards' for the category, 'Rising Star Award.' He was also a part of BBC Music's 'Sound of 2018,' nominations. 

The talented singer received the 'MTV's Brand New Award' and 'Q Awards' Best Track' for 'Someone You Loved' in 2019. Capaldi also won 'BBC Teen Awards' for 'Best British Singer' and 'Best Single' the same year. 

In 2020, he won the 'Global Awards' for 'Best Mass Appeal Artist' and 'Most Played Song.'

He was also nominated for the prestigious 'Grammy Awards' for 'Song of the Year' in 2019 for 'Someone You Loved' and received the 2020 'Brit Awards' for 'Song of the Year' and 'Best New Artist.' Capaldi also won the 2020 'Scottish Music Awards' for 'Best UK Artist,' besides getting nominated for several categories in the 'American Music Awards,' 'UK Music Video Awards,' 'Billboard Music Awards,' 'MTV Video Music Awards,' 'Ivor Novello Awards,' 'LOS40 Music Awards,' and 'Kid's Choice Awards.' 

Personal Life

Capaldi was in a relationship with the reality dating series Love Island winner Paige Turley until she cheated on him. 

According to Capaldi, Turley got the ITV2 gig, the channel that aired the series, only because of his name, and he wanted a share of the £50,000 prize amount if she won.

He said to Daily Mail, "The prize is like £50,000 and I'll be like Well, listen. They asked you to go on it right I'm not saying I'm the reason but also… slide me two grand."

Fact-checking and Ethical Concerns

We assure our audience that we will remove any contents that are not accurate or according to formal reports and queries if they are justified. We commit to cover sensible issues responsibly through the principles of neutrality.

To report about any issues in our articles, please feel free to Contact Us. Our dedicated Editorial team verifies each of the articles published on the Biographyhost.