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Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved’ certified RIAA Diamond on fifth anniversary of its release

Over 16 billion combined streams worldwide
More Weeks in UK Top 10 Than Any Song EVER By British Act


Lewis Capaldi’s breakthrough single, ‘Someone You Loved,’ has been certified RIAA Diamond. The achievement, which recognizes 10 millions sales and streaming equivalent earned in the U.S. alone, coincides with the fifth anniversary of the chart-topping single’s release. 

‘Someone You Loved’ was named Song of the Year at the 2020 BRIT Awards and was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Song of the Year. The trackspent seven weeks atop the Official UK Singles chart and three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Someone You Loved” – which ranks as the most-streamed song of all time in the U.K. – has amassed over 16 billion combined global streams, achieving Platinum status or greater in 19 countries. Combined views of the accompanying videos have surpassed one billion. View the official video HERE and a version featuring Peter Capaldi (“Dr. Who,” The Suicide Squad), Lewis’ distant cousin, HERE.

According to Capitol Music Group Chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer, “I couldn’t be more thrilled for Lewis that “Someone You Loved” has earned such a rare Diamond distinction.  The song is a classic—transcending any particular genre or moment in music—and one that will surely continue to resonate deeply with people the world over for countless years to come.” 

The song appeared on Capaldi’s blockbuster debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent. The best-selling album in the U.K. for two consecutive years – 2019 and 2020 – it also contained such hits as “Before You Go” and “Bruises.”

His follow-up album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, was released earlier this year, went straight to Number 1 in the UK, is one of the fastest selling albums of the year and was received with widespread media praise. Rolling Stone UK branded it “a surefire hit”, with the Mail On Sunday declaring that “the hits keep on coming”, the NME noted “clear growth in Capaldi’s capabilities” and upon crowning it their Album Of The Week, The Guardian emphatically stated that it was “impossible to hear the choruses of Haven’t You Ever Been in Love Before? or Wish You the Best without automatically imagining a stadium full of people singing along.”

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