Lewis Capaldi

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Lewis Capaldi
Capaldi performing at Glastonbury Festival
Capaldi performing at Glastonbury Festival
Background information
Birth nameLewis Marc Capaldi
Born (1996-10-07) 7 October 1996 (age 27)
Glasgow, Scotland
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2013–present

Lewis Marc Capaldi (born 7 October 1996) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician.

In March 2019, his single "Someone You Loved" (2018) topped the UK Singles Chart where it remained for seven weeks, and in November 2019, it reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; it was nominated at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and won the 2020 Brit Award for Song of the Year. "Someone You Loved" was the bestselling single of 2019 in the UK. In May 2020, it was announced that Capaldi's song "Someone You Loved" had become the longest-running top 10 UK single of all time by a British artist.[3]

Early life[change | change source]

Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Capaldi's passion for performing started after he sang on stage at the age of 4 on a family trip in France.[4] He learned how to play guitar when he was nine.[5] Soon, he began writing songs, and playing gigs by sneaking into pubs with the help of his eldest brother.[6]

Personal life[change | change source]

Capaldi is a fan of association football and supports the Glasgow-based Celtic F.C.[7] On his father's side, his first cousin twice removed is the actor Peter Capaldi, who appeared in his music video for "Someone You Loved".[8]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he moved back to his parents' house in Whitburn, Scotland, to work on his second album. In April 2023, his documentary How I'm Feeling Now was released on Netflix.[9]

Capaldi has been in a relationship with Scottish actress Ellie MacDowall as of June 2023.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bassett, Jordan (16 May 2019). "Lewis Capaldi – 'Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent' review". NME. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  2. Lynskey, Dorian (17 August 2019). "Lewis Capaldi review – an ecstatic sense of homecoming". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  3. "Lewis Capaldi sets UK chart record with "Someone You Loved": "This is absolutely wild" - Music News - ABC News Radio". web.archive.org. 2020-05-06. Archived from the original on 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2024-02-01. {{cite web}}: no-break space character in |title= at position 81 (help)
  4. Dork (2019-05-13). "How Lewis Capaldi became the most unlikely ruler of Planet Pop". Dork. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  5. "Lewis Capaldi interview: on his plans for the future - The Skinny". www.theskinny.co.uk. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  6. "Lewis Capaldi: I don't have a clue about writing a hit, or about Instagram". The Irish News. 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  7. Keyden, by Nicholas; Updated (2020-02-07). "Celtic-daft Lewis Capaldi declares love for 'Glasgow's green and white'". Daily Record. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  8. McMonagle, Mickey (2018-02-23). "Lewis Capaldi meets long-lost relative at London gig as Doctor Who appears". Daily Record. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  9. Shutler, Ali (2023-04-04). "What we learned from Lewis Capaldi's new Netflix doc". NME. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  10. "Who Is Lewis Capaldi's Girlfriend? All About Ellie MacDowall". Peoplemag. Retrieved 2024-02-01.

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