Lewis Capaldi’s fears and worries going into his second album can be officially cast aside, as the Scottish singer-songwriter lands straight in at Number 1 with the biggest opening week of his career to date, and the fastest-selling album of 2023 so far, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent has outsold the rest of the Official Albums Chart Top 10 combined in the process. It surpasses the previous biggest opening week of the year – Ed Sheeran’s Subtract shifted 76,000 chart units in its first seven days on sale earlier this month – Lewis now claims the title with his second Number 1 album.
This week, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent nets in excess of 95,000 chart units, it’s the most streamed, downloaded and physically purchased release of the week, and also the best seller of the past seven days in the UK’s independent record shops.