Capitol breakout Lewis Capaldi, who graces the cover of our most recent print edition, has conquered radio and streaming with the smash ballad “Someone You Loved,” and is heavily favored to snag multiple Grammy noms. It’s been quite a run for the Scottish troubadour— though this HITS cover appearance may put him off his haggis. Oh, and Capaldi's album is rather fantastically titled Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, which may go some way toward explaining the infernal glow of this cover image.

In addition to Capaldi's powerhouse success, Tower chieftain and Contents Page VIP Steve Barnett is relishing a #1 bow by K-Pop phenoms SuperM and ongoing gains by Sam Smith, Halsey, Niall Horan, QC’s Lil Baby and more. He just wishes our offices weren’t quite so close to the Tower.

By the by, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've turned the usual red in our mag to pink. We've also made a contribution to the American Cancer Society and urge you to do the same. We salute the researchers, medical professionals and activists who are working hard to fight this devastating disease.