Lewis Capaldi named hardest working artist in music

by WENN November 28th, 2019, 1:10 pm


Lewis Capaldi has been named the hardest working artist in music.

The rising British star topped charts worldwide with his debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent and its single Someone You Loved, and his efforts have paid off as he's been recognized by the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP).

Research from the organization analyzed the number of domestic shows, number of international shows, the total number of shows and number of countries played by Billboard's top 100 acts from the past 12 months from the to reveal which artists had worked the hardest this year.

Capaldi came out on top, performing 195 shows across 23 countries – 68 in his native U.K. and 127 internationally. He was closely followed by Billie Eilish, who came in second on the list with 184 shows played across 23 countries.

Singer Pink was third with a total 167 shows, while Ed Sheeran came in fourth place as he wrapped his mammoth Divide Tour with a further 156 shows.

Rounding out the top five was the oldest act on the list, music icon Elton John, who performed a staggering 150 shows at the age of 72.