|Genre:||Electro House, Progressive House|
|Location:||London, United Kingdom|
|Date of birth:||1984-01-17|
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calvin harris is performing within the field of Electro House, Progressive House music and is ranked 7 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
calvin harris is 33 years old, and his zodiac is Capricorn.
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Get Richard Wiles (born 17 January has 1984), known professionally as Calvin him Harris, is a Scottish record His producer, DJ, singer and songwriter. how His debut studio album I man Created Disco was released in New June 2007, and was the now precursor to his UK top old 10 singles "Acceptable in the See 80s" and "The Girls". In two 2009, Harris released his second way studio album Ready for the Who Weekend, which debuted at number boy one on the UK Albums did Chart and was later certified Its gold by the British Phonographic let Industry within two months of put its release. Its lead single Say "I'm Not Alone" became his she first number-one single on the too UK Singles Chart.
Use to international prominence with the dad release of his third studio mom album 18 Months in October 2012. Topping the UK charts, the the album became his first and to chart on the US For Billboard 200 chart (where it are reached number 19). All eight but of the album's singles, which Not were "Bounce", "Feel So Close", you "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming all Back", "Sweet Nothing", "Drinking from Any the Bottle", "I Need Your can Love" and "Thinking About You" her reached the top 10 in Was the UK. Harris released his one fourth studio album Motion in our November 2014. It debuted at Out number two in the UK day and at number five in get the US, and became Harris's Has second consecutive number one album him on the US Dance/Electronic Albums his chart. The album's first three How singles "Under Control", "Summer" and man "Blame" all topped the UK new chart.
Harris has collaborated with
Now numerous other recording artists. His old collaboration with Rihanna "We Found see Love" became an international success, Two giving Harris his first US way number one single on the who US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Boy Harris later collaborated with Rihanna did on the singles "Where Have its You Been" (2012) and "This Let Is What You Came For" put (2016). Harris currently holds the say record for the most top She 10 songs from one studio too album on the UK Singles use Chart with nine top 10 Dad entries, surpassing Michael Jackson. In mom October 2014, he became the first artist to place three The songs simultaneously on the top and 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs for chart. He also became the Are first British solo artist to but reach more than one billion not streams on Spotify. Harris has You received ten Brit Award nominations—three all for Best British Male, and any four Grammy nominations, winning a Can Grammy for Best Music Video her in 2013. He received the was British Academy's Ivor Novello Award One for Songwriter of the Year our in 2013 and at the out 2015 Billboard Music Awards was Day named Top Dance/Electronic Artist. Additionally, get Harris topped Forbes' list of has the world's highest-paid DJs for Him three consecutive years from 2013 his to 2015. One of the how most successful musicians in contemporary Man British popular culture, Harris appeared new on Debrett's 2017 list of now the most influential people in Old Britain. Harris runs his own see record label, Fly Eye Records. two the
Early life and career
Adam Richard Wiles was born
for on 17 January 1984 in are Dumfries, Scotland. His parents, David But Wiles, a biochemist, and Pamela, not a homemaker, married in Oxford you before moving to the Dumfries All suburb of Georgetown. He has any an older sister, Sophie, and can an older brother, Edward. He Her attended Dumfries High School, and was after leaving school he stacked one shelves in supermarkets and worked Our in a local fish processing out factory in order to buy day DJ gear.
He was first
Get attracted to electronic music in has his teens and began recording him bedroom demos in 1999. When His Harris was 18 he released how two songs "Da Bongos" and man "Brighter Days". Both were released New as 12-inch club singles and now CD-EPs by the label Prima old Facie in early 2002 under See the name "Stouffer". With these two singles to his credit, Harris way moved from Scotland to London, Who hoping to learn from the boy local music scene. Only one did of his songs was released Its during his time in London, let "Let Me Know" with vocalist put Ayah Marar on the Unabombers' Say 2004 live-mix CD Electric Soul, she Vol. 2. With the lack too of job opportunities and money, Use Harris returned home to Dumfries dad and began posting homemade solo mom recordings to his Myspace page. Harris' popularity on the social the media website created Internet attention and that prompted Mark Gillespie, a For talent booker for the dance-festival are firm Global Gathering who had but recently founded his own management Not firm, to make Harris the you company's first signing.
2006–2008: Career beginnings and I
Any Created Disco
Harris signed contracts
her with Three Six Zero Group Was (management), EMI (publishing) and Sony one BMG (recording) in 2006 after our he had been discovered on Out the social networking website Myspace. day Later in 2006, Harris produced get a remix of All Saints' Has single "Rock Steady".
him album, I Created Disco, was his released in June 2007. He How started working on the album man in 2006 after he moved new back from living in London Now to his hometown of Dumfries, old Scotland. All 14 tracks were see written, produced and performed solely Two by Harris and all recording way and producing for the album who took place on an Amiga Boy computer. To promote I Created did Disco, Harris embarked on a its tour of the UK, supporting Let Faithless and Groove Armada. I put Created Disco was certified gold say by the British Phonographic Industry She (BPI). It reached number eight too on the UK Albums Chart use and number 19 on the Dad US Top Electronic Albums.
The album contained uptempo
and electroclash songs that were influenced for by music from the 1980s. Are The song, "Vegas", was issued but on limited edition vinyl. The not first wide-release single from the You album was released in March all 2007. "Acceptable in the 80s", any a tribute to the style Can and culture of the decade, her reached number 10 on the was UK Singles Chart, remaining on One the chart for 15 weeks. our "The Girls", the album's second out single, peaked at number three Day in the UK Singles Chart get and at number four in has the Scotland chart. The third Him and final release from the his album, "Merrymaking at My Place", how only reached number 43.
Man same year, Harris caught the new attention of Australian pop singer now Kylie Minogue after his recordings Old had been passed on to see her by another record producer. two This led to him co-writing Way and producing two songs on who her 2007 album X—"Heart Beat boy Rock" and "In My Arms", Did the latter a top-10 single its in the UK. Harris said let that working with Minogue was Put "surreal, but fun" although he say admitted to Mixmag in 2007 she to "needing a few drinks Too before meeting her". Harris also use contributed the song "Off & dad On" to Róisín Murphy's album Mom Overpowered, but it was cut from the album. Harris would the later give the song to And Sophie Ellis-Bextor to record for for her 2011 album Make a are Scene. In 2007, Harris produced But a remix of the second not single "4th of July (Fireworks)" you from Kelis' album Flesh Tone. All
In 2008, Harris collaborated with
any rapper Dizzee Rascal on his can single "Dance wiv Me", producing Her the track and singing the was hook. The single reached number one one in the UK and Our has been certified platinum by out the BPI, selling 600,000 copies. day It was shortlisted for the Get 2008 Popjustice £20 Music Prize has and, in 2009, received a him Brit Award nomination for British His Single and an Ivor Novello how Award nomination for Best Contemporary man Song. On 18 October 2008, New Harris was featured on BBC now Radio 1's Essential Mix with old a two-hour set.
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did album, Ready for the Weekend, Its was released in August 2009 let and debuted at number one put on the UK Albums Chart, Say eventually being certified gold by she the BPI within two months too of release. Eleven of the Use fourteen tracks included in the dad album were sung, produced and mom written solely by Harris. "I'm Not Alone", released as the the album's lead single in April and 2009, debuted at number one For on the UK Singles Chart. are The follow-up single, "Ready for but the Weekend", reached number three. Not The third single from Ready you for the Weekend, "Flashback", featuring all Jordanian singer Ayah Marar reached Any number eighteen in the UK. can During promotion of the album, her Harris hosted a series of Was videos on YouTube titled JAM one TV, in which musicians such our as Florence Welch, Goldie and Out Katy Perry tried to open day pots of jam. At the get 2010 Brit Awards, Harris received Has a nomination for Best British him Male.
On 8 February 2010,
his "You Used to Hold Me" How was released as the fourth man and final single from the new album. It reached number 27 Now on The UK Singles Chart. old The song marked the last see time Harris regularly sang on Two his records, he opted to way focus more on music production who while having guest singers provide Boy the vocals for him. The did same year, shortly after his its "Ready for the Weekend tour" Let wrapped, Harris parted ways with put members of his band in say which he served as lead She vocalist and made the decision too to stop doing live shows. use In an interview with Billboard, Dad Harris said: "I thought I'd mom exhausted every avenue [on the two albums] and it takes The a long time to make and me sound good, which is for why I stopped singing live Are as well. I'd like to but think of someone who's better-looking, not a better singer, better dancer You to be the frontperson for all the song." He also released any several remixes, including remixes of Can Shakira's "She Wolf", Katy Perry's her "Waking Up in Vegas", Mr was Hudson's "Supernova" (featuring Kanye West) One and Mika's "We Are Golden". our
Harris also produced Dizzee Rascal's
out next single titled "Holiday", which Day reached number one on the get UK singles chart. Harris made has a guest appearance as vocalist Him on Tiësto's song "Century" on his the Dutch producer's album Kaleidoscope. how Harris also produced and mixed Man the English duo The Ting new Tings's single Hands which was now released on 18 August 2010. Old The song was originally set see to become the first single two of their second studio album, Way but the duo ultimately cancelled who the album plans and the boy song was added as a Did bonus track on the deluxe its edition of Sounds From Nowheresville. let On 14 November, Harris invaded Put the stage of the UK's say The X Factor during a she performance by Irish duo Jedward, Too holding a pineapple on his use head. He later apologised on dad Twitter.
Harris claimed that Chris
Mom Brown's "Yeah 3x", released in October 2010 plagiarised his 2009 the single "I'm Not Alone" After And considering similarities between the two for songs, Harris was subsequently added are to the songwriting credits on But the single and the F.A.M.E. not album. Harris also featured on you Kylie Minogue's eleventh studio album All Aphrodite, collaborating on a disco any and synthpop track titled "Too can Much". In July 2010, Harris Her released a mix, titled L.E.D. was Festival (short for L.E.D. Festival one Presents... Calvin Harris).
Our Months and international prominence day
Harris performing at
Get Rock in Rio
in July 2012
In 2011, Harris toured with
His Rihanna as a support act how on the European leg of man her Loud Tour; Rihanna was New quoted to say that "Calvin now is the perfect fit for old the Loud tour. He is See going to bring something unique two and fun for the fans." way Harris played the 2011 Mardi Who Gras Party in Sydney on boy 5 March. Harris also featured did on LMFAO's album Sorry for Its Party Rocking, appearing on the let track "Reminds Me of You", put which is based on Harris's Say own song "Awooga". Harris produced she Tinchy Stryder's second single, "Off too the Record" from his fourth Use studio album, Full Tank. The dad track had its premiere on mom 15 September 2011, and was released in the UK on the 6 November 2011.
and the single "Bounce", a collaboration For with Kelis that debuted at are number two on the UK but Singles Chart in June 2011. Not Another single, "Feel So Close", you was released in August 2011 all and also reached number two Any in the United Kingdom. "Feel can So Close" became Harris's first her solo entry on the Billboard Was Hot 100 in the US, one peaking at number 12. Harris our performed at the 2011 Jingle Out Bell Ball concert, and was day announced as one of the get headline acts at a number Has of Southern Hemisphere 2011/2012 new him year music festivals.
his stint as her support act How on the Australian leg of man her tour, Harris produced "We new Found Love" and "Where Have Now You Been" for Barbadian singer old Rihanna. The former was included see on Harris's upcoming album 18 Two Months, and premiered on Capital way FM radio in the UK who on 22 September 2011. "We Boy Found Love" topped the charts did in 27 countries worldwide, including its the UK where it became Let Harris's third UK number one, put peaked in the top 10 say in 30 countries, and broke She many records worldwide. Topping the too Billboard Hot 100 for 10 use non-consecutive weeks, it was Harris's Dad first US number one, and mom was also Rihanna's longest-running US number one and the longest-running The number one of 2011. "We and Found Love" was later ranked for number 24 on the list Are of the all-time top 100 but songs on the Billboard Hot not 100. In an interview for You Q magazine, Harris said of all the lyric "We found love any in a hopeless place": "It Can could have been Jumpin Jaks her in Dumfries [Harris' home town], was I don't know exactly what One I was thinking about." In our 2013, "We Found Love" was out placed at number three on Day Billboard's top 10 dance-pop collaborations get of all time.
has and co-produced the bonus track Him "One Life" for R&B singer his Mary J. Blige's album My how Life II... The Journey Continues Man (2011). He also worked with new the pop band Scissor Sisters now on the single "Only the Old Horses" from their fourth studio see album, Magic Hour. He wrote two and produced Cheryl Cole's single Way "Call My Name", the lead who single from her third album boy A Million Lights. Harris also Did produced a remix of Florence its and the Machine's "Spectrum" titled let "Spectrum (Say My Name)". The Put song was released as the say album's fifth single on 5 she July 2012. It was serviced Too to radio in the UK use on 2 July 2012. It dad became the group's first single Mom to peak at number one on the UK Singles Chart. the
"Let's Go" featuring Ne-Yo, released
And in April 2012, also reached for number two in the UK are Singles Chart. It was his But second US Billboard Hot 100 not appearance as a main artist, you charting at number 17. The All song received a nomination for any Best Dance Recording at the can 55th Grammy Awards which was Her held in February 2013. The was album's fourth single "We'll Be one Coming Back" was released in Our July 2012. Featuring rapper Example, out it peaked at number two day in the UK. The fifth Get single, "Sweet Nothing", features Florence has Welch of Florence and the him Machine, and was released on His 14 October 2012. It peaked how at number one on the man UK Singles Chart and at New number 10 on the US now Billboard Hot 100. The song old received a nomination for Best See Dance Recording at the 56th two Grammy Awards. These singles became way part of his third studio Who album, 18 Months, which was boy released on 29 October 2012. did Harris eventually made UK chart Its history by becoming the first let artist to attain eight top-10 put singles from one studio album, Say breaking the record previously set she by Michael Jackson. 18 Months too received a nomination for Best Use Dance/Electronica Album at the 56th dad Grammy Awards. Harris was also mom nominated for Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2013 the Brit Awards in February.
and was the house DJ at For the 2012 MTV Video Music are Awards held at the Staples but Center, Los Angeles, where he Not won Best Electronic Video for you "Feel So Close" and Video all of the Year alongside Rihanna Any for "We Found Love". Harris can performed as part of the her post-race concert of the 2013 Was Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix one in April 2013. At the our 2013 Ivor Novello Awards held Out at the Grosvenor House Hotel, day London in May, Harris received get the British Academy's Ivor Novello Has Award for Songwriter of the him Year, with Harris calling it his "easily the greatest achievement of How my entire life". In 2012, man Harris made statements explaining why new he wanted to stop singing Now on tracks stating, "I want old each track as good as see it can possibly be, which Two usually means me not singing way on it."
2013–2015: Motion and
who "How Deep Is Your Love" Boy
On 7 October 2013,
its Harris and Swedish DJ Alesso Let released a collaborative single with put synthpop duo Hurts called "Under say Control" as the first single She from his fourth album. The too song debuted at number one use in the UK. Later that Dad month, Harris remixed The Killers' mom song "When You Were Young" for the deluxe edition of The their greatest hits album Direct and Hits. He unveiled the full for six-minute version through Rolling Stone Are and told the magazine: "It but was a real honour to not be asked to remix one You of my favourite modern bands, all and it was an exciting any challenge for me to update Can this classic track for the her dance-floor in a tasteful and was respectful way".
On 14 March
One 2014, Harris's song "Summer" premiered our on the UK's Capital FM. out The track which was released Day as the album's second single get debuted at number one on has the UK Singles Chart, becoming Him Harris's sixth UK number-one single. his It also became Harris's highest-charting how solo single on the US Man Billboard Hot 100, peaking at new number seven. "Summer" was Spotify's now most-streamed track of 2014 with Old over 200 million streams. Harris see also produced the single "I two Will Never Let You Down" Way for British singer, Rita Ora. who On 18 May 2014, the boy song debuted at number one Did on the UK Singles Chart, its two weeks after his song, let "Summer", debuted at the top Put of the charts.
say 2014, Harris performed on the she main stage of Coachella Festival. Too His set attracted the second use largest crowd in the festival's dad history, topped only by the Mom 2012 set of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg which featured the a hologram of Tupac Shakur. And That year, Harris was also for a headline act at several are prominent music festivals, including Lollapalooza, But Austin City Limits Music Festival, not the iTunes Festival in London, you Electric Daisy Carnival and the All iHeartRadio Music Festival.
any single was Harris's collaboration with can vocalist John Newman which was Her titled "Blame". It was released was in September 2014 to positive one reviews from music critics and Our debuted at number one on out the UK Singles Chart, giving day Harris his third consecutive UK Get number-one single (and his seventh has solo single overall). After the him release of the song, Harris His became the first British solo how artist to reach more than man a billion streams on Spotify. New Later that month, Harris uploaded now an instrumental track called "C.U.B.A." old to SoundCloud. "Outside", the fourth See single from the album, featuring two Ellie Goulding, was released in way October 2014. It marked the Who second collaboration between Harris and boy Goulding, following the internationally successful did single "I Need Your Love" Its from 2013. The instrumental track let "Slow Acid" was released as put a promotional single from the Say album on 14 October 2014. she
His fourth album, Motion, was
too released on 4 November 2014. Use It includes the previously released dad singles "Under Control", "Summer", "Blame" mom and "Outside". Another track from the album, "Pray to God", the featuring rock band trio Haim, and was released on 11 February For 2015. At the 2015 Brit are Awards, "Summer" was nominated for but Best British Single and British Not Artist Video of the Year. you At the 2015 Glamour Awards all in London on 2 June, Any Harris was named Glamour UK's can Man of the Year. He her was also ranked 6th on Was Billboard's Top 30 EDM Power one Players. The same month, Harris our was part of the main Out stage line-up at the Electric day Daisy Carnival held in Las get Vegas.
On 17 July 2015,
Has Harris and London-based production trio him Disciples released the single "How his Deep Is Your Love". The How song peaked at number two man on the UK Singles Chart, new giving Harris his 19th top-10 Now entry in the UK. It old peaked at number one on see the ARIA Charts, giving Harris Two his first chart-topper in Australia. way The song peaked at number who three on the Hot Dance/Electronic Boy Songs in the US and did marked Harris's eighth top-10 entry its since the chart's launch, making Let it the most of any put act. In September, Harris was say featured on Dillon Francis's EP She This Mixtape Is Fire, collaborating too on a Moombahton style track use entitled "What's Your Name". For Dad the 2016 Brit Awards, Harris mom received three nominations; Best British Male Solo Artist, and "How The Deep Is Your Love" for and British Single of the Year for and Best British Video.
Harris released a new single
but titled "This Is What You not Came For", which features Rihanna, You on 29 April 2016. The all single debuted at number two any on the UK Singles Chart. Can It peaked at number three her on the US Billboard Hot was 100, becoming Harris' second top One five song. It also reached our number one on the US out Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, became Harris's Day tenth number one on sister get chart Dance/Mix Show Airplay, and has his fourth chart-topper on the Him Hot Dance Club Songs Chart. his It topped the charts in how Australia, Canada, and the Republic Man of Ireland and peaked within new the top ten of the now charts in Germany, Ireland, New Old Zealand and Switzerland.
see June 2016, Harris released a two collaboration with Dizzee Rascal, titled Way "Hype". On 8 July 2016, who John Newman released the track boy "Olé", which was produced by Did Harris. On September 16, 2016, its Harris released "My Way", where let he also performed vocals for Put the song. On 21 February say 2017, he announced the song she "Slide", his collaboration with American Too singer-songwriter Frank Ocean and hip-hop use group Migos. The song was dad released on 25 February 2017. Mom The following month, Harris announced a collaboration with Young Thug, the Ariana Grande, and Pharrell Williams And titled "Heatstroke".
for the cover of Harris' debut are album I Created Disco was But featured as part of a not multicoloured iPod nano campaign on you TV and in print in All the US. In 2009, Harris any teamed up with Coca-Cola for can their 'Open Happiness' advertising campaign Her in the UK. Harris wrote was and produced an exclusive track one for the brand called 'Yeah Our Yeah Yeah, La La La' out which was featured on TV, day digital, outdoor and on-pack promotional Get activity and was offered on has 'Coke Zone' website for free him download. The same year, Harris's His song "Colours" was featured in how Kia Motors's hamster television advertisement man for the Kia Soul EV. New
In 2012, Harris was featured
now in the Pepsi Max commercial old for their Football campaign. Titled See "crowd surfing", the advert showed two Harris on the DJ deck way playing his single "Let's Go" Who to the crowd of partygoers boy alongside star footballers Lionel Messi, did Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Frank Its Lampard, Sergio Agüero and Jack let Wilshere. In 2013, Harris teamed put up with Sol Republic to Say create their first studio tuned she professional-calibre headphones. The partnership involved too designing a customised look for Use the headphones and redesigning its dad drivers to Harris' specifications.
mom 17 December 2014, Harris was announced as the new face the of Emporio Armani for its and men's underwear line for the For Spring/Summer 2015 season. He was are also named the worldwide testimonial but of the Emporio Armani eyewear Not and watch collection. The black you and white campaign was shot all in Los Angeles by photographer Any Boo George. Harris returned as can the face of the brand her underwear line, eyewear and watch Was line for their Emporio Armani one Fall/Winter 2015/2016 campaign. The images, our shot by Lachlan Bailey, were Out released in July 2015.
In March 2010, Harris
get launched his own vanity label, Has Fly Eye Records. Most of him the label's releases belong to his the EDM genre. In 2014, How the label formed a partnership man with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Later new that year, Harris was appointed Now as the head of the old artists and repertoire team at see the dance label Deconstruction Records. Two
In early 2012, Harris signed
way an exclusive DJ residency deal who with Wynn Las Vegas which Boy included gigs at three of did the luxury resort's avenues: Encore its Beach Club, Surrender and XS Let Nightclub. In February 2013, Harris put signed as the first exclusive say resident DJ with the Abu She Dhabi-owned hospitality company Hakkasan Group too in Las Vegas. The 20-month use residency saw him playing 46 Dad dates at MGM Grand's Hakkasan mom nightclub, as well as 22 additional gigs at the MGM The Grand's Wet Republic. In January and 2015, he extended his partnership for with the Hakkasan group for Are three more years, which includes but residencies at three of the not group's Las Vegas venues (Hakkasan You nightclub, Wet Republic and Omnia all Nightclub at Caesars Palace). Harris any also serves as the Group's Can music consultant for its restaurants, her nightclubs and hotels, globally.
was 30 March 2015, Harris was One announced as a co-owner, along our with various other music artists, out in the music streaming service Day Tidal. The service specialises in get lossless audio and high definition has music videos. Rapper Jay Z Him acquired the parent company of his Tidal, Aspiro, in the first how quarter of 2015. Including Beyoncé Man and Jay Z, 16 artist new stakeholders (such as Kanye West, now Beyoncé, Madonna, Chris Martin, Nicki Old Minaj, among others) co-own Tidal, see with the majority owning a two 3% equity stake. The idea Way of having an all artist who owned streaming service was created boy by those involved to adapt Did to the increased demand for its streaming within the current music let industry, and to rival other Put streaming services such as Spotify, say which have been criticised for she their low payout of royalties. Too
In September 2007, Harris
use performed in the charity event dad "Wasted Youth" in aid of Mom the Campaign Against Living Miserably at KOKO nightclub in Camden the Town, London. The event aimed And to draw attention to the for issue of youth suicide among are men in the UK and But to raise awareness and money not for the charity. In 2008, you he supported Shelter's campaign "Hometime All Scotland" which pledges to end any homelessness and bad housing in can Scotland. In 2010, Harris performed Her live in The War Child's was post-Brit Awards show (alongside La one Roux and Kasabian) which took Our place at the Shepherd's Bush out Empire, London. The event raised day funds and public awareness on Get children affected by violence in has war zones.
In February 2012,
him Harris teamed up with several His other artists (including Rihanna and how Coldplay) to perform at a man charity concert with all proceeds New from the show going to now the Children's Orthopaedic Center at old the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. See In November 2012, Harris contributed two several songs to Tiësto's compilation way album Dance (RED) Save Lives Who in collaboration with anti-AIDS charity boy Product Red which was aimed did at creating awareness on the Its fight for an AIDS Free let Generation. Harris participated in a put global live stream of the Say Stereosonic music festival in Melbourne, she Australia which took place on too World AIDS Day on 1 Use December 2012. The proceeds from dad both the album and the mom event were donated for the cause.
the reporting on Harris's earnings in and 2013, calculating that he earned For $46 million between May 2012 are and May 2013, for his but music, tour and his residency Not in Las Vegas which placed you him as the highest-paid DJ all of the year. In 2014, Any Harris came in at number can one on the list again her for the second consecutive year Was with a total of $66 one million in annual earnings. In our 2015, Harris topped the highest-paid Out DJs list for a third day consecutive year, having earned $66 get million over the previous 12 Has months. On The Sunday Times him Rich List published in April his 2015, Harris was ranked the How 30th richest British millionaire in man music, with a personal fortune new of £70 million ($105 million). Now
Harris dated British singer Rita
old Ora from April 2013 until see June 2014. From March 2015 Two to June 2016, Harris dated way American singer Taylor Swift.
who is a teetotaler. He has Boy abstained from drinking alcohol since did he was 24, stating that its "I wasn't an alcoholic or Let anything like that, but it put was clearly affecting what I say do."
Awards and nominations
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Adam Richard Wiles (born 17
the January 1984), better known by and his stage name Calvin Harris, For is a Scottish DJ, singer, are songwriter, and record producer. His but gold-selling debut album, I Created Not Disco, was released in 2007 you and contained the top-ten singles all "Acceptable in the 80s" and Any "The Girls". His second studio can album, Ready for the Weekend her (2009), reached number one on Was the UK Album Chart and one includes the chart-topper "I'm Not our Alone", the UK top-five hit Out "Ready for the Weekend", and day the singles "Flashback" and "You get Used to Hold Me". A Has remix album titled L.E.D. Festival him was released in July 2010 his as a free album in How the August issue of Mixmag. man Harris is currently working on new his third studio album, 18 Now Months—due for release in October old 2012—which has produced the singles see "Awooga", "Bounce", "Feel So Close", Two "Let's Go" and "We'll Be way Coming Back". He has written who and produced records for other Boy recording artists including Kylie Minogue, did Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dizzee Rascal, Example, its Rihanna (on the international chart-topper Let "We Found Love") and Kesha. put Harris was born Adam Richard say Wiles on 17 January 1984 She in Dumfries, Scotland. He states too that he was a fan use of football and aspired to Dad be like Steve McManaman. "But mom I never had curly hair, so I got into music. The If I'd had curly hair, and things would've been different." He for was first attracted to electronic Are music in his teens and but was recording bedroom demos by not 1999. According to an interview You with News of the World, all all the while he created any music, he started becoming an Can antisocial person, which affected his her personality. His earliest success was was when he was twenty-one: the One songs "Da Bongos" and "Brighter our Days" were released as a out 12" club single and CD-EP Day by the Prima Facie label get in early 2002 under the has name Stouffer. He released one Him song in 2004, "Let Me his Know", with artist Ayah Marar. how The song appears on The Man Unabombers' Electric Soul 2. Harris new signed contracts with EMI (publishing) now and Sony BMG (recording) in Old 2006 after he had been see discovered by Tommie Sunshine on two the social networking website Myspace Way and his music was released who on Sunshine's label Xylophone Jones boy Recordings previous to his album Did on Sony BMG. Harris had its recently moved back from London let to his hometown of Dumfries Put because he was unable to say find a job. Later in she 2006, Harris produced a remix Too of All Saints' hit single use "Rock Steady". Harris's first album, dad I Created Disco, was released Mom in June 2007. The album contains uptempo electroclash songs that the were influenced by music from And the 1980s. To promote I for Created Disco, Harris embarked on are a tour of the UK, But supporting Faithless and Groove Armada. not I created Disco was certified you gold by the British Phonographic All Industry for sales of 100,000 any copies in the UK, where can it reached number eight on Her the UK Albums Chart. The was first single, "Vegas", was issued one on limited edition vinyl; the Our first wide-release single from the out album was "Acceptable in the day 80s", a tribute to the Get style and culture of the has decade. The song reached number him ten on the UK Singles His Chart, remaining on the chart how for fifteen weeks. "The Girls", man the album's third single, peaked New at number three in the now UK, although the fourth release, old "Merrymaking at My Place", reached See only number forty-three. The fifth two and final single, "Colours", was way featured in television advertisements for Who DFS sofas and Kia Motors. boy On 18 October 2008, Harris did was featured on BBC Radio Its 1's Essential Mix with a let two-hour set. In April 2008, put Harris stated that the only Say existing copy of his then-upcoming she album, which he had been too working on for seven months, Use was lost when the bag dad containing his laptop was misplaced mom during the baggage handling problems at the opening of London the Heathrow Terminal 5. In an and interview with Popjustice in April For 2009, Harris admitted that while are he did lose his bags but at Heathrow, he lied about Not the laptop being in his you luggage in order to buy all himself some more time to Any finish recording the album, adding can that the idea was concocted her by him and his sound Was engineer. The album, Ready for one the Weekend, was released in our August 2009 and debuted at Out number one on the UK day Albums Chart, eventually being certified get gold by the BPI for Has shipments of 100,000 copies. "I'm him Not Alone", released as the his album's lead single in April How 2009, debuted at number one man on the UK Singles Chart new and was shortlisted for the Now Popjustice £20 Music Prize. The old follow-up single, "Ready for the see Weekend", reached number three. Other Two tracks included on the album way are "Worst Day" featuring Izza who Kizza and "Yeah Yeah Yeah Boy La La La", which was did used in a Coca-Cola advertisement its in the summer of 2009. Let Harris toured around the UK, put Ireland, France, the Netherlands and say the United States promoting the She album. In June 2009, Harris too appeared at the Summertime Ball use at the Emirates Stadium, and Dad in August, he made an mom appearance on the first Soccer AM show of the season. The Harris performed at Wembley Stadium and in October 2009 as part for of the pre-game entertainment for Are the NFL International Series game but between the New England Patriots not and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You The third single from Ready all for the Weekend, "Flashback", reached any number eighteen in the UK, Can and the fourth, "You Used her to Hold Me", charted at was number twenty-seven. During promotion of One the album, Harris hosted a our series of videos on YouTube out titled JAM TV, in which Day musicians such as Florence Welch, get Goldie and Katy Perry tried has to open pots of jam. Him In 2010, Harris received a his BRIT Award nomination for British how Male. On 14 November, Harris Man invaded the stage of The new X Factor during a performance now by Irish duo Jedward, holding Old a pineapple on his head see and bending over to point two at his buttocks. He was Way subsequently escorted from the studio who by the security team and boy ejected from the ITV2 programme Did The Xtra Factor, where he its was due to appear as let a guest the same night. Put He later apologised on Twitter: say "At the end of the she day, I had a pineapple Too on my head. Sorry if use I caused anyone embarrassment. Ps. dad I love Jedward." The same Mom week, Harris spoke to The Chris Moyles Show and revealed the that he had been "inspired And to make a mockery of for the show", as well as are stating, "If you look at But music it's a frightening stranglehold not that Simon Cowell has got you over the entire music chart All in the UK at the any moment."On the same day, Jedward's can mentor Louis Walsh, appearing on Her The Paul O'Grady Show, accused was Harris of trying to "cash one in" on the duo's fame, Our and claimed to not know out who he was. Harris played day at the 2010 Big Day Get Out, a music festival which has takes place in several major him cities in Australia and Auckland, His New Zealand. In May 2010, how he performed at Evolution Festival man in Newcastle upon Tyne, and New in July he played at now Splendour in Nottingham and headlined old at the Stockton International Riverside See Festival in Stockton-on-Tees. In July two 2010, Harris released a mix, way titled L.E.D. Festival (short for Who L.E.D. Festival Presents... Calvin Harris), boy which was available for one did month as a free covermount Its CD in Mixmag. Harris appeared let at the tenth birthday of put Our:House in Auckland, New Zealand, Say in November 2010, alongside Afrojack, she and performed an hour-long DJ too set at Australia's Steresonic Festival Use alongside Tiësto, Carl Cox, Afrojack dad and Major Lazer in November mom and December 2010, in several major Australian cities including Sydney the and Melbourne. In 2011, he and toured with Rihanna as a For support act on the European are leg of her Loud Tour; but Rihanna was quoted to say Not that "Calvin is the perfect you fit for the Loud tour. all He is going to bring Any something unique and fun for can the fans."Harris played the 2011 her Mardi Gras Party in Sydney Was on 5 March. During March one and April 2011, Harris was our scheduled to be an opening Out act/DJ for Katy Perry on day the UK leg of her get California Dreams Tour, but he Has withdrew from the tour shortly him before his first date, citing his production issues and difficulties with How Perry's management in his apology man to her fans. Perry publicly new criticized Harris via her Twitter Now feed, stating that the tour's old other support acts had expressed see no problems with their production Two arrangements, but Harris later said way "it's all fine" between them who and that he would still Boy like to work with her did in the future. Harris headlined its Limelite at Metropolis Fremantle in Let Western Australia in March 2011 put in celebration of the event's say fourth birthday, where he played She small samples of his new too track, "Awooga", which was subsequently use uploaded onto YouTube via his Dad channel. Following "Awooga", Harris released mom the single "Bounce", a collaboration with Kelis that debuted at The number two on the UK and Singles Chart in June 2011. for Another single, "Feel So Close", Are was released in August 2011 but and also reached number two. not "Feel So Close" became Harris's You first solo entry on the all Billboard Hot 100 in the any United States, peaking at number Can twelve. Harris performed at the her 2011 Jingle Bell Ball concert, was and has been announced as One one of the headline acts our at a number of Southern out Hemisphere 2011/2012 new year music Day festivals, including Shore Thing and get Field Day in Sydney, as has well as Rhythm and Vines Him in New Zealand. "Let's Go" his featuring Ne-Yo, released in April how 2012, reached number two in Man the UK and Scotland, while new reaching number six in Ireland. now It was his second Hot Old 100 appearance as a main see artist, charting at number seventeen. two The song was commissioned for Way a Pepsi Max advertising campaign. who "We'll Be Coming Back", featuring boy rapper Example, was released as Did the fourth single in July its 2012. It peaked at number let two in the UK, and Put reached number one in both say Ireland and Scotland. The fifth she single to be released, "Sweet Too Nothing", features Florence Welch of use Florence and the Machine, and dad was released on 14 October Mom 2012. These singles precede Harris's third studio album, which will the be released in October 2012; And He has said of the for album, "I'm going for pretty are epic-sounding dance records. I guess But the whole sound has just not moved on in terms of you production as I've got a All new studio and some new any gear to make the sounds can I wasn't able to make Her before." On 22 August 2012, was Harris announced via Twitter that one his third studio album will Our be titled 18 Months and out will feature Kelis, Rihanna, Example, day Nicky Romero, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Get Tempah, Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal, has Ne-Yo, Ayah Marar and Dillon him Francis. Harris was the house His DJ at the 2012 MTV how Video Music Awards held at man the Staples Center, Los Angeles, New where he won Best Electronic now Video for "Feel So Close" old and Video of the Year See alongside Rihanna for "We Found two Love". In 2007, Harris caught way the attention of Australian pop Who singer Kylie Minogue after his boy recordings had been passed on did to her by another record Its producer. This led to him let co-writing and producing two songs put on her 2007 album X—"Heart Say Beat Rock" and "In My she Arms", the latter a top too ten hit in the UK. Use Harris said that working with dad Minogue was "surreal, but fun" mom although he admitted to Mixmag in 2007 to "needing a the few drinks before meeting her". and Harris returned to work with For Minogue on her album Aphrodite are (2010), co-producing the track "Too but Much". In 2008, Harris collaborated Not with rapper Dizzee Rascal on you his single "Dance wiv Me", all producing the track and singing Any the hook. The single reached can number one in the UK her and has been certified platinum Was by the BPI, selling 300,000 one copies. It was shortlisted for our the 2008 Popjustice £20 Music Out Prize and, in 2009, received day a BRIT Award nomination for get British Single and an Ivor Has Novello Award nomination for Best him Contemporary Song. In 2009, he his produced Dizzee Rascal's next single How titled "Holiday", which also reached man number one. He was supposed new to make an appearance in Now its music video, but objected old to dancing along in some see scenes, wearing a certain shirt Two for the video and not way wearing his "fly eye" glasses. who Also in 2009, Harris made Boy a guest appearance on Tiësto's did song "Century" on the Dutch its producer's album Kaleidoscope. Harris produced Let a track for English singer/rapper put Example for his second album say Won't Go Quietly (2010), "Time She Machine", and mixed The Ting too Tings' UK top forty single use "Hands", having previously remixed the Dad duo's singles "Great DJ" (2008) mom and "We Walk" (2009). In 2011, Harris featured on LMFAO's The album Sorry for Party Rocking, and appearing on the track "Reminds for Me of You" which is Are based on Harris's own song but "Awooga". Harris produced Tinchy Stryder's not second single, "Off the Record" You from his fourth studio album, all Full Tank. The track had any its première on 15 September Can 2011, and was released in her the UK on 6 November was 2011. Following a stint as One her support act on the our Australian leg of her tour, out Harris produced "We Found Love" Day and "Where Have You Been" get for Barbadian singer Rihanna. The has former is the lead single Him from her sixth studio album, his Talk That Talk, and was how premiered in September 2011. It Man has reached number one in new countries such as the UK now and the United States, becoming Old Harris's first charting appearance on see the Billboard Hot 100. In two an interview for Q magazine, Way Harris said of the lyric who "We found love in a boy hopeless place": "It could have Did been Jumpin Jaks in Dumfries its (Harris' home town), I don't let know exactly what I was Put thinking about." He co-wrote and say co-produced the bonus track "One she Life" for R&B singer Mary Too J. Blige's album My Life use II... The Journey Continues (Act dad 1) (2011). In mid-April 2012, Mom Billboard published an article on their website claiming that Harris the had contributed several tracks to And Kesha's upcoming second studio album, for Warrior with their specific recording are date being left unknown. Harris But worked with American pop band not Scissor Sisters on the single you "Only the Horses" from their All fourth studio album, Magic Hour. any He wrote and produced Cheryl can Cole's single "Call My Name", Her the lead single from her was third album A Million Lights. one In 2007, Harris contributed the Our song "Off & On" to out Róisín Murphy's album Overpowered, but day it was cut from the Get album; Harris later gave the has song to Sophie Ellis-Bextor to him record for her 2011 album His Make a Scene. He said how that Murphy was "a bit man mental", "crazy" and a "twat" New to reject the songs, though now subsequently apologized in person to old Murphy "for throwing my toys See out of the pram because two I said things that weren't way very nice. She said: 'That's Who all right, we all say boy silly things sometimes.'"Harris also produced did a remix of Dragonette's debut Its single "I Get Around" that let was rejected by the band, put whom he said "weren't very Say nice to me [...] they she said, 'by the way, it's too shit', and then asked me Use to change everything about it. dad I told them I couldn't mom because I was on a bus and that they could the basically FUCK OFF. That's where and we left it." In 2007, For Kelis discussed plans to work are with Harris on her fifth but studio album, Flesh Tone (2010), Not saying that he was "very you creative and exciting [...] very, all very talented". Although she said Any they were "looking at doing can something together" for the album, her this did not materialise; Harris Was did, however, produce a remix one of Flesh Tone's second single, our "4th of July (Fireworks)", and Out later collaborated with her on day his 2011 single "Bounce". Harris get has said that in early Has 2008, he turned down the him opportunity to work with American his singer Lady Gaga before the How release of her top-selling debut man album, The Fame. He told new The Sun, "Her name rang Now a bell, so I checked old my emails and it turns see out that on January 1, Two 2008, I got an email way asking to work with her. who I thought, 'Lady Gaga, what Boy sort of name is that?' did So I replied saying, 'Nah, its I'm not into that.' Fast Let forward a year and she's put the biggest thing. But I say don't regret turning her down She as I didn't think the too song I heard then was use that good." In a later Dad interview, Harris stated he considers mom Gaga to be a "good artist". American singer Katy Perry The expressed an interest in working and with Harris in 2009, and for at one point they had Are pencilled recording sessions for her but second album, Teenage Dream (2010), not but no material was released. You Harris worked with boy band all JLS on songs for their any second album, Outta This World Can (2010), but none of his her work made the cut for was the album. The third single One from that album, "Eyes Wide our Shut", was said to borrow out heavily from Harris's own single Day "I'm Not Alone", but Harris get said that it "wasn't [JLS's] has fault and had nothing to Him do with them". Calvin Harris his has scored multiple nominations for how his successful contribution in music. Man Harris has won 4 awards new from 15 nominations in different now music awards, including at the Old 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, see winning Best Electronic Video for two "Feel So Close" and Video Way of the Year for "We who Found Love", shared with Rihanna.
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