Lewis Capaldi stole Ed Sheeran’s most streamed song record with his track someone you love.
Sheeran’s shot shape of you had held the title, but after recording 562 million combined audio and video streams, the 26-year-old Scottish singer received a special edition matte black number one award and inflatable crown from the Official Charts Company to mark his 70th anniversary.
Capaldi said: “I’m the UK streaming king on this particular song!
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“I feel huge, I feel massive, I feel my loins swell as I become more and more aware of the reality of my coronation as the king of music.
“Thank you. A very big honor that I will carry now for the rest of my life, or until Ed Sheeran releases his next album.
He added: “Ed is a man who is like a brother to me, he was a mentor, he put his arm around me and told me not to worry, everything will be fine.
“He did us the honor of supporting him at the closing concerts of the Divide tour, he was nothing but kind, gracious and handsome, a good friend in an ever-changing industry.
“So to Ed, I say ‘Eat my shit’! That’s what happens, the good guys finish last. You sleep you lose, kid. Carry on!”
Capaldi and Sheeran, 31, co-wrote the track Useless on the someone you lovethe next album by Broken by the desire to be celestial sent which is scheduled for release on May 19, 2023.
shape of you and Perfect by Sheeran and Capaldi someone you love are the only tracks to exceed flows by 500m in total, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.
Capaldi’s first album, Divinely uninspired to a hellish extentwas the best-selling UK release of 2019 and 2020.
He recently joked that it took him so long to release his second album because he was “awfully lazy”.
He told crowds at a festival in 2022: “I just want to say right now, I don’t have any new music to play you.
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“I rescheduled a lot of shows last year because I was like, ‘Guys, I have to finish my new album.’ And I was supposed to, but I’m awfully lazy.
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