Why Lewis Capaldi Is the 1 Celebrity You Should Be Following On Instagram

Lewis Capaldi has recently become a well-known artist around the world. Though he hails from Scotland, Capaldi has quickly grown in popularity around the United States as well — but his angelic voice is only a part of his persona. Capaldi lets a lot of his personality show through on his Instagram account — and for that, he deserves a follow.  

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Lewis Capaldi | Per Ole Hagen/Redferns

Capaldi saw success in Europe before the United States

Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and he’s had a love for music since he was young. Capaldi has Soundcloud to thank for his success; his manager, Ryan Walter, discovered the singer-songwriter through an iPhone recording he had posted to Soundcloud. When Capaldi’s song “Someone You Loved” was first released in November 2018, it reached no. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, where it remained for seven weeks. Several months later, the song topped the Irish singles chart as well. But it had a bit of a slow start in the U.S.

‘Someone You Loved’ peaked at no. 1 in the U.S. after 24 weeks on the chart

Capaldi’s success in the U.S. came a bit slower than in the U.K., likely because it took longer for people on this side of the pond to learn about him. “Someone You Loved” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 85 — a far cry from the no. 1 spot it held in the U.K. and Ireland. But in time, as more people became familiar with the song, it rose in popularity. Eventually, nearly a year after it was released (and after 24 weeks on the chart), it peaked at no. 1 in October 2019. And those who follow Capaldi on Instagram saw his excitement about the news in real time.

His personality shows through on his Instagram profile

Capaldi might have one of the most soothing voices we’ve ever heard, but his personality says a lot more about him. Most celebrities love filling their Instagram profiles with glamour shots, but Capaldi takes a different approach. He shows off his goofy personality in his photos and captions, as was made evident by his celebration of being no. 1 in the U.S.

Capaldi has posted slideshows of selfies he takes from his bed or the couch; they tell the story of his current mood or serve as a celebration for whichever good news he’s recently heard. On November 24, Capaldi posted “a series of wholesome photos” as a thank-you to fans for 10 million streams of his latest single, “Before You Go.” How can anyone not love him?

Capaldi does his best to respond to fans’ comments

If his “wholesome” and genuine photos weren’t enough, Capaldi also seems to hate leaving fans’ comments unanswered. Though Capaldi receives thousands of comments on his posts, he does his best to reply to every person, whether they’re telling him they love him, congratulating him on his success, or asking him out on a date. It’s clear that Capaldi realizes that fans drive musicians’ success, and he wants to thank them in any way he can. Social media tends to be the best place to do that, and Capaldi taking the time to answer fans shows how thankful he is to have them. So, before you go, throw him a follow.