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Lewis Capaldi to feature in new BBC Radio 2 In Concert series

The Scottish double Brit Award winning singer-songwriter will feature as BBC Radio 2 In Concert returns.

Lewis will perform in front of a small audience of Radio 2 listeners at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London.

He was one of the biggest UK artists to emerge in 2018 with his hit single Someone You Loved. It spent seven weeks at number one and was recently revealed as the most streamed track from that year in BBC Radio’s Most Streamed Chart created to celebrate 70 years of the UK’s Official Singles Chart.

It is now the UK’s most streamed song of all time having been played over 562 million times across both audio and video streams!

Lewis’ debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, spent four weeks at the top of the album charts in 2019.

In the same year he won BBC Teen Awards for Best British Singer and Best Single and won Brit Awards in 2020 for Best New Artist and Song of the Year. His second album, Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent, is due out next year.

The concert will be recorded on the evening of Thursday 8 December and then broadcast during Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show on Thursday 15 December, 7-9pm.

Jo says: “I absolutely love Lewis Capaldi. I last saw him when he performed a brilliant session on my Radio 2 show back in January 2019, so I can’t wait to catch up with him to find out what he’s been up to since then and, of course, hear some more of his amazing music.”

Jeff Smith, Head of Music for Radio 2 added: “Lewis Capaldi is one of the UK’s most outstanding young music stars so I’m so thrilled he’ll be entertaining our listeners with his performance for Radio 2 In Concert this December.”

Tickets will be allocated via ballot, with registration now open, and closing at 11.59pm on Thursday 24 November.

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