LEWIS CAPALDI has been hard at work on his second album for almost two years, but I have bad news for him – Paolo Nutini will be his idol on the charts.
Both Scottish stars are planning to break records in the first half of 2022, and demand for their releases will be sky-high.
An unlucky time means they are likely to clash for big awards like Artist of the Year and Album of the Year when it comes to Britons in 2023.
This will be especially difficult for Lewis, who talked at length about how he worships Paolo and was inspired by the music thanks to his fellow singer and songwriter.
An industry insider said, “The pandemic has caused many artists to refrain from releasing records, so only recently huge albums of superstar artists have been returned. There will be many more in 2022, but now all eyes are on Lewis and Paolo.
“It looks like Scottish music can dominate the charts like never before because both artists are in such high demand.
‘This is great’
“Expectations are high and both have worked hard to be confident in their abilities.”
I previously shared how Lewis teamed up with One Republic star Ryan Tedder, who wrote hit ballads for Adele and Beyoncé, to record his new album.
The reclusive Paolo, meanwhile, worked for seven years on his next project without releasing any recordings from 2014 Caustic Love, which spent three weeks at number 1.
They will both perform headers at the TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow in July.
Speaking in 2018 about Paolo’s influence on songwriting, Lewis said, “He was the first solo artist that I have ever really gotten into.
“I’ve always liked guitar bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and KINGS OF LEON. But Paolo was the first to say, “Damn it, that’s cool.” “I remember listening to Iron Sky and thinking, ‘Fuck me, this is incredible.’
“Before that, I wrote cool ARCTIC MONKEYS songs, and it just didn’t happen because I wasn’t one of those bands. But with Paolo, I kind of figured it out. It’s good – you can say that I grew up listening to this. “
He may find that Paolo is just as much a fan when they finally meet.
- Age: 25
- # 1 albums: 1
- Albums released: 1
- Latest release: 2019
- Celebrity Fans: Niall Horan, Shawn Mendes, Liam Gallagher
- Special Talents: Swearing and Drinking.
- Other claims to fame: ex-Doctor Who, actor Peter Capaldi, his second cousin, once deleted
- Age: 34
- # 1 albums: 2
- Albums: 3
- Latest release: 2014
- Celebrity Fans: Lewis Capaldi, Pink, Mick Jagger
- Special talent: disappearing from public life for many years.
- Other claims to fame: He has his own tribute to Paolo Martini.
THE KINGDOM OF ZARA IN SPAIN
Considering that it was a boring and rainy Christmas here – and in her native Sweden, it is probably even colder – Zara Larsson got the right idea for her vacation in warmer regions.
Singer Never Forget You posed in a revealing top and pleated skirt in a photo posted to Instagram after flying to Spain with her relatives. She spent Christmas there with three generations of her family, but took every opportunity to take pictures for her social media.
Zara recently played a small series of concerts in Sweden and Norway, but I expect to see a lot more of her next year.
She has barely been able to perform since the release of Poster Girl in March due to Covid restrictions.
But I’m sure she will return here in 2022 and perform at festivals across the UK.
YUNGBLUD teased that Miley Cyrus will release her third album next year, with another one soon to follow.
The Doncaster Rocker took first place in December 2020 with his Weird record! and the next steps are on the way.
Talking about his next release in an exclusive chat, he said, “This is killer. Wait – it’s almost done. I have two albums ready, but I am finishing releasing one. ”
Earlier this year, he was seen hanging out with Miley in Los Angeles, and there were rumors that they were dating.
But later I was told that they hoped to work together, although he remained shy when I asked him if she would be participating in any of his new albums.
Youngblood, who was nominated for a British Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards last May, added: “Look, I can’t disclose this information. Maybe baby. “
Gemma had arranged her not-so-important day.
CONGRATULATIONS to Gemma Collins, even if her engagement announcement is one of the least romantic things I’ve ever seen.
Former Toey star revealed that she and Essex businessman Rami Hawash are planning their wedding, but admitted that they are not composing songs and dances about it because his divorce has not yet taken place.
The couple resumed their relationship in isolation, seven years after they first got engaged.
When asked if they were engaged again, she replied: “Yes, but we cannot go out and say anything yet, because Ram was married before and his documents did not come.”
About the most important day Gemma said: “We discussed it yesterday, me and my mother. I said, “I know it sounds weird, but I probably wouldn’t want to fuss today.”
So she’s just planning to stay at the five-star Dorchester Hotel in central London. Yes, Jem, that sounds very low-key ….
No Blue for Euro refund
BLUE are reuniting for their 20-year tour next year, but they have ruled out a return to Eurovision.
A decade ago, a boy band raised the UK flag, finishing in 11th place with a decent 100 points. But in an exclusive chat, Anthony Costa said they would not be coming back, insisting, “No. We represented our country. ”
His bandmate Duncan James added: “We have marked this box.”
Dua Lipa’s team is helping to select our application for the next year.
When asked if we can win it again, Simon Webbe added: “Now we are not part of Europe, I’m not sure. If the song is right. It should be about music, but is it? “
My thoughts are exactly.
COLMAN GIDDY ABOVE THE MESKAL
MILLIONS of people craved Paul Mescal in Normal People last year, and it looks like Olivia Colman was one of them.
The Oscar winner joked that her new Netflix film, The Lost Daughter, had scenes written so she could flirt with the Irishman.
When asked if she liked the meeting on screen, she replied, “It’s always fun, but it wasn’t even in the script. I just did it. “
But realizing what she said, she quickly backed down and insisted: “It was in the script, it was.”
Olivia couldn’t help but say nothing but nice words about Paul, with whom she starred in a psychological drama last fall, but admitted that even she was amazed by him.
She said, “I was a big fan of watching Normal People and I felt a little dizzy.
“I couldn’t look him in the eye when we first met. He is such a kind, sweet and good person. And he sings beautifully.
“He’s just lovely. He is the sweetest and sweetest. He loves his family and is so good at what he does. His work is wonderful. “
Something tells me that she will want to work with him again as soon as possible.
Stuart swing record
RHOD STUART plans to record a swing record in the New Year, but he could do more than just sing on it.
Yes. I think I’m sexy? the singer said that he was learning to play the trombone.