Glasgow-born Lewis Capaldi has stormed to number one with his debut album.

The Scottish singer-songwriter's album Divinely Uninspired to A Hellish Extent has become the fastest selling album of 2019 - overtaking Ariana Grande.

He notched up 89,506 combined sales to take the top spot, outperforming the rest of the Top 10 combined.

A total of 46 per cent of Lewis’s opening-week figure are physical sales, including 7,000 copies on vinyl, while 34 per cent are streams and 20 per cent are downloads.

The album racked up 40.5 million plays across audio and video streaming platforms.

Read more: 'I was playing to nobody two years ago': Lewis Capaldi on finding fame and his debut album

Lewis said:“I have the number one album in the UK and it’s also the fastest selling album of the year and the biggest debut of the year. I cannot wait to tell my mother because maybe then she’ll be able to look me in the eyes. Thanks you so much for going out and buying it and making the album this massive.

"This is mad, man. I’m quite glad, I’ll be able to stave off unemployment for at least two years, I think. So, thanks you very much for keeping me employed. It looks like I won’t be getting dropped by the record label just yet either.

"All joking aside, thanks you so much, this is wild.”

Read more of today's top Glasgow stories 

Lewis spent album launch day last Friday at Andy’s cafe in his hometown of Whitburn, sampling the CapAllDay Breakfast created in his honour, before playing gigs in Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth across the weekend. More gigs and in-stores followed through the week and he joined James Bay on stage at the Palladium in London on Wednesday night.

He will be playing Radio 1's Big Weekend in Middlesbrough tomorrow.