Lewis Capaldi celebrates three years since the release of his first single

By Keiran Southern, PA

Lewis Capaldi has celebrated three years since the release of his debut single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter, 23, has enjoyed a hugely successful career since Bruises arrived on March 31 2017.

His single Someone You Loved topped the charts in the UK and the US, while his album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent was also a hit.

Capaldi, who won the Brit Award for best new artist in February, marked three years since Bruises with a message to fans on Instagram.

“I released my first single ‘Bruises’ 3 years ago today and what a wild few years it’s been,” he said alongside a comically candid selfie.

“Thanks for making all my dreams come true.”

Grammy Award-nominated Capaldi said by dreams “I of course mean meeting” David Hasselhoff and “buying a banjo,” which was pictured in the background of his selfie.

“Hope you’re all staying safe x,” he added.

For a further humorous twist, Capaldi’s Instagram said it was shared from “The Erectile Disfunction Clinic”.

Glasgow-born Capaldi delighted fans earlier this week by surprising them with seven new songs during a late-night Instagram Live.

They included the title track from number one album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which he said never made it onto the finished record as it was not finished in time.

“Broken by desire to be heavenly sent, divinely uninspired to a hellish extent,” he sings on the track, which was reportedly written with pop star Mika.