|Genre:||Electro House, Progressive House|
|Location:||London, United Kingdom|
|Date of birth:||1984-01-17|
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Adam Richard Wiles (born
man 17 January 1984), known professionally New as Calvin Harris, is a now Scottish record producer, DJ, singer old and songwriter. His debut studio See album I Created Disco was two released in June 2007, and way was the precursor to his Who UK top 10 singles "Acceptable boy in the 80s" and "The did Girls". In 2009, Harris released Its his second studio album Ready let for the Weekend, which debuted put at number one on the Say UK Albums Chart and was she later certified gold by the too British Phonographic Industry within two Use months of its release. Its dad lead single "I'm Not Alone" mom became his first number-one single on the UK Singles Chart. the
Harris rose to international prominence
and with the release of his For third studio album 18 Months are in October 2012. Topping the but UK charts, the album became Not his first to chart on you the US Billboard 200 chart all (where it reached number 19). Any All eight of the album's can singles, which were "Bounce", "Feel her So Close", "Let's Go", "We'll Was Be Coming Back", "Sweet Nothing", one "Drinking from the Bottle", "I our Need Your Love" and "Thinking Out About You" reached the top day 10 in the UK. Harris get released his fourth studio album Has Motion in November 2014. It him debuted at number two in his the UK and at number How five in the US, and man became Harris's second consecutive number new one album on the US Now Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album's old first three singles "Under Control", see "Summer" and "Blame" all topped Two the UK chart.
way collaborated with numerous other recording who artists. His collaboration with Rihanna Boy "We Found Love" became an did international success, giving Harris his its first US number one single Let on the US Billboard Hot put 100 chart. The two later say collaborated on the singles "Where She Have You Been" (2012) and too "This Is What You Came use For" (2016). Harris currently holds Dad the record for the most mom top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK The Singles Chart with nine top and 10 entries, surpassing Michael Jackson. for In October 2014, he became Are the first artist to place but three songs simultaneously on the not top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic You Songs chart. He also became all the first British solo artist any to reach more than one Can billion streams on Spotify. Harris her has received ten Brit Award was nominations—three for Best British Male, One and four Grammy nominations, winning our a Grammy for Best Music out Video in 2013. He received Day the British Academy's Ivor Novello get Award for Songwriter of the has Year in 2013 and at Him the 2015 Billboard Music Awards his was named Top Dance/Electronic Artist. how Additionally, Harris topped Forbes' list Man of the world's highest-paid DJs new for three consecutive years from now 2013 to 2015. One of Old the most successful musicians in see contemporary British popular culture, Harris two appeared on Debrett's 2017 list Way of the most influential people who in the United Kingdom. Harris boy runs his own record label, Did Fly Eye Records.
you life and career
All Wiles was born on 17 any January 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland. can His parents, David Wiles, a Her biochemist, and Pamela, a homemaker, was married in Oxford before moving one to the Dumfries suburb of Our Georgetown. He has an older out sister, Sophie, and an older day brother, Edward. He attended Dumfries Get High School, and after leaving has school he stacked shelves in him supermarkets and worked in a His local fish processing factory in how order to buy DJ gear. man
He was first attracted to
New electronic music in his teens now and began recording bedroom demos old in 1999. When Harris was See 18 he released two songs two "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days". way Both were released as 12-inch Who club singles and CD-EPs by boy the label Prima Facie in did early 2002 under the name Its "Stouffer". With these singles to let his credit, Harris moved from put Scotland to London, hoping to Say learn from the local music she scene. Only one of his too songs was released during his Use time in London, "Let Me dad Know" with vocalist Ayah Marar mom on the Unabombers' 2004 live-mix CD Electric Soul, Vol. 2. the With the lack of job and opportunities and money, Harris returned For home to Dumfries and began are posting homemade solo recordings to but his Myspace page. Harris' popularity Not on the social media website you created Internet attention that prompted all Mark Gillespie, a talent booker Any for the dance-festival firm Global can Gathering who had recently founded her his own management firm, to Was make Harris the company's first one signing.
our beginnings and I Created Disco Out day
Harris signed contracts with Three
get Six Zero Group (management), EMI Has (publishing) and Sony BMG (recording) him in 2006 after he had his been discovered on the social How networking website Myspace. Later in man 2006, Harris produced a remix new of All Saints' single "Rock Now Steady".
Harris's debut album, I
old Created Disco, was released in see June 2007. He started working Two on the album in 2006 way after he moved back from who living in London to his Boy hometown of Dumfries, Scotland. All did 14 tracks were written, produced its and performed solely by Harris Let and all recording and producing put for the album took place say on an Amiga computer. To She promote I Created Disco, Harris too embarked on a tour of use the UK, supporting Faithless and Dad Groove Armada. I Created Disco mom was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). It The reached number eight on the and UK Albums Chart and number for 19 on the US Top Are Electronic Albums.
You album contained uptempo electroclash songs all that were influenced by music any from the 1980s. The song, Can "Vegas", was issued on limited her edition vinyl. The first wide-release was single from the album was One released in March 2007. "Acceptable our in the 80s", a tribute out to the style and culture Day of the decade, reached number get 10 on the UK Singles has Chart, remaining on the chart Him for 15 weeks. "The Girls", his the album's second single, peaked how at number three in the Man UK Singles Chart and at new number four in the Scotland now chart. The third and final Old release from the album, "Merrymaking see at My Place", only reached two number 43.
The same year,
Way Harris caught the attention of who Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue boy after his recordings had been Did passed on to her by its another record producer. This led let to him co-writing and producing Put two songs on her 2007 say album X—"Heart Beat Rock" and she "In My Arms", the latter Too a top-10 single in the use UK. Harris said that working dad with Minogue was "surreal, but Mom fun" although he admitted to Mixmag in 2007 to "needing the a few drinks before meeting And her". Harris also contributed the for song "Off & On" to are Róisín Murphy's album Overpowered, but But it was cut from the not album. Harris would later give you the song to Sophie Ellis-Bextor All to record for her 2011 any album Make a Scene. In can 2007, Harris produced a remix Her of the second single "4th was of July (Fireworks)" from Kelis' one album Flesh Tone.
Our Harris collaborated with rapper Dizzee out Rascal on his single "Dance day wiv Me", producing the track Get and singing the hook. The has single reached number one in him the UK and has been His certified platinum by the BPI, how selling 600,000 copies. It was man shortlisted for the 2008 Popjustice New £20 Music Prize and, in now 2009, received a Brit Award old nomination for British Single and See an Ivor Novello Award nomination two for Best Contemporary Song. On way 18 October 2008, Harris was Who featured on BBC Radio 1's boy Essential Mix with a two-hour did set.
2008–2010: Ready for the
Its Weekend put
Harris performing at
Xbox Reverb in 2009
Harris' second album, Ready
too for the Weekend, was released Use in August 2009 and debuted dad at number one on the mom UK Albums Chart, eventually being certified gold by the BPI the within two months of release. and Eleven of the fourteen tracks For included in the album were are sung, produced and written solely but by Harris. "I'm Not Alone", Not released as the album's lead you single in April 2009, debuted all at number one on the Any UK Singles Chart. The follow-up can single, "Ready for the Weekend", her reached number three. The third Was single from Ready for the one Weekend, "Flashback", featuring Jordanian singer our Ayah Marar reached number eighteen Out in the UK. During promotion day of the album, Harris hosted get a series of videos on Has YouTube titled JAM TV, in him which musicians such as Florence his Welch, Goldie and Katy Perry How tried to open pots of man jam. At the 2010 Brit new Awards, Harris received a nomination Now for Best British Male.
old 8 February 2010, "You Used see to Hold Me" was released Two as the fourth and final way single from the album. It who reached number 27 on The Boy UK Singles Chart. The song did marked the last time Harris its regularly sang on his records, Let he opted to focus more put on music production while having say guest singers provide the vocals She for him. The same year, too shortly after his "Ready for use the Weekend tour" wrapped, Harris Dad parted ways with members of mom his band in which he served as lead vocalist and The made the decision to stop and doing live shows. In an for interview with Billboard, Harris said: Are "I thought I'd exhausted every but avenue [on the two albums] not and it takes a long You time to make me sound all good, which is why I any stopped singing live as well. Can I'd like to think of her someone who's better-looking, a better was singer, better dancer to be One the frontperson for the song." our He also released several remixes, out including remixes of Shakira's "She Day Wolf", Katy Perry's "Waking Up get in Vegas", Mr Hudson's "Supernova" has (featuring Kanye West) and Mika's Him "We Are Golden".
his produced Dizzee Rascal's next single how titled "Holiday", which reached number Man one on the UK singles new chart. Harris made a guest now appearance as vocalist on Tiësto's Old song "Century" on the Dutch see producer's album Kaleidoscope. Harris also two produced and mixed the English Way duo The Ting Tings's single who Hands which was released on boy 18 August 2010. The song Did was originally set to become its the first single of their let second studio album, but the Put duo ultimately cancelled the album say plans and the song was she added as a bonus track Too on the deluxe edition of use Sounds From Nowheresville. On 14 dad November, Harris invaded the stage Mom of the UK's The X Factor during a performance by the Irish duo Jedward, holding a And pineapple on his head. He for later apologised on Twitter.
are claimed that Chris Brown's "Yeah But 3x", released in October 2010 not plagiarised his 2009 single "I'm you Not Alone" After considering similarities All between the two songs, Harris any was subsequently added to the can songwriting credits on the single Her and the F.A.M.E. album. Harris was also featured on Kylie Minogue's one eleventh studio album Aphrodite, collaborating Our on a disco and synthpop out track titled "Too Much". In day July 2010, Harris released a Get mix, titled L.E.D. Festival (short has for L.E.D. Festival Presents... Calvin him Harris).
2011–2013: 18 Months and
His international prominence
old Harris toured with Rihanna as See a support act on the two European leg of her Loud way Tour; Rihanna was quoted to Who say that "Calvin is the boy perfect fit for the Loud did tour. He is going to Its bring something unique and fun let for the fans." Harris played put the 2011 Mardi Gras Party Say in Sydney on 5 March. she Harris also featured on LMFAO's too album Sorry for Party Rocking, Use appearing on the track "Reminds dad Me of You", which is mom based on Harris's own song "Awooga". Harris produced Tinchy Stryder's the second single, "Off the Record" and from his fourth studio album, For Full Tank. The track had are its premiere on 15 September but 2011, and was released in Not the UK on 6 November you 2011.
Harris released the single
all "Bounce", a collaboration with Kelis Any that debuted at number two can on the UK Singles Chart her in June 2011. Another single, Was "Feel So Close", was released one in August 2011 and also our reached number two in the Out United Kingdom. "Feel So Close" day became Harris's first solo entry get on the Billboard Hot 100 Has in the US, peaking at him number 12. Harris performed at his the 2011 Jingle Bell Ball How concert, and was announced as man one of the headline acts new at a number of Southern Now Hemisphere 2011/2012 new year music old festivals.
Following a stint as
see her support act on the Two Australian leg of her tour, way Harris produced "We Found Love" who and "Where Have You Been" Boy for Barbadian singer Rihanna. The did former was included on Harris's its upcoming album 18 Months, and Let premiered on Capital FM radio put in the UK on 22 say September 2011. "We Found Love" She topped the charts in 27 too countries worldwide, including the UK use where it became Harris's third Dad UK number one, peaked in mom the top 10 in 30 countries, and broke many records The worldwide. Topping the Billboard Hot and 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks, for it was Harris's first US Are number one, and was also but Rihanna's longest-running US number one not and the longest-running number one You of 2011. "We Found Love" all was later ranked number 24 any on the list of the Can all-time top 100 songs on her the Billboard Hot 100. In was an interview for Q magazine, One Harris said of the lyric our "We found love in a out hopeless place": "It could have Day been Jumpin Jaks in Dumfries get [Harris' home town], I don't has know exactly what I was Him thinking about." In 2013, "We his Found Love" was placed at how number three on Billboard's top Man 10 dance-pop collaborations of all new time.
Harris co-wrote and co-produced
now the bonus track "One Life" Old for R&B singer Mary J. see Blige's album My Life II... two The Journey Continues (2011). He Way also worked with the pop who band Scissor Sisters on the boy single "Only the Horses" from Did their fourth studio album, Magic its Hour. He wrote and produced let Cheryl Cole's single "Call My Put Name", the lead single from say her third album A Million she Lights. Harris also produced a Too remix of Florence and the use Machine's "Spectrum" titled "Spectrum (Say dad My Name)". The song was Mom released as the album's fifth single on 5 July 2012. the It was serviced to radio And in the UK on 2 for July 2012. It became the are group's first single to peak But at number one on the not UK Singles Chart.
you featuring Ne-Yo, released in April All 2012, also reached number two any in the UK Singles Chart. can It was his second US Her Billboard Hot 100 appearance as was a main artist, charting at one number 17. The song received Our a nomination for Best Dance out Recording at the 55th Grammy day Awards which was held in Get February 2013. The album's fourth has single "We'll Be Coming Back" him was released in July 2012. His Featuring rapper Example, it peaked how at number two in the man UK. The fifth single, "Sweet New Nothing", features Florence Welch of now Florence and the Machine, and old was released on 14 October See 2012. It peaked at number two one on the UK Singles way Chart and at number 10 Who on the US Billboard Hot boy 100. The song received a did nomination for Best Dance Recording Its at the 56th Grammy Awards. let These singles became part of put his third studio album, 18 Say Months, which was released on she 29 October 2012. Harris eventually too made UK chart history by Use becoming the first artist to dad attain eight top-10 singles from mom one studio album, breaking the record previously set by Michael the Jackson. 18 Months received a and nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album For at the 56th Grammy Awards. are Harris was also nominated for but Best British Male Solo Artist Not at the 2013 Brit Awards you in February.
Harris was the
all house DJ at the 2012 Any MTV Video Music Awards held can at the Staples Center, Los her Angeles, where he won Best Was Electronic Video for "Feel So one Close" and Video of the our Year alongside Rihanna for "We Out Found Love". Harris performed as day part of the post-race concert get of the 2013 Formula One Has Bahrain Grand Prix in April him 2013. At the 2013 Ivor his Novello Awards held at the How Grosvenor House Hotel, London in man May, Harris received the British new Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Now Songwriter of the Year, with old Harris calling it "easily the see greatest achievement of my entire Two life". In 2012, Harris made way statements explaining why he wanted who to stop singing on tracks Boy stating, "I want each track did as good as it can its possibly be, which usually means Let me not singing on it." put
2013–2015: Motion and "How Deep
say Is Your Love"
too 7 October 2013, Harris and use Swedish DJ Alesso released a Dad collaborative single with synthpop duo mom Hurts called "Under Control" as the first single from his The fourth album. The song debuted and at number one in the for UK. Later that month, Harris Are remixed The Killers' song "When but You Were Young" for the not deluxe edition of their greatest You hits album Direct Hits. He all unveiled the full six-minute version any through Rolling Stone and told Can the magazine: "It was a her real honour to be asked was to remix one of my One favourite modern bands, and it our was an exciting challenge for out me to update this classic Day track for the dance-floor in get a tasteful and respectful way". has
On 14 March 2014, Harris's
Him song "Summer" premiered on the his UK's Capital FM. The track how which was released as the Man album's second single debuted at new number one on the UK now Singles Chart, becoming Harris's sixth Old UK number-one single. It also see became Harris's highest-charting solo single two on the US Billboard Hot Way 100, peaking at number seven. who "Summer" was Spotify's most-streamed track boy of 2014 with over 200 Did million streams. Harris also produced its the single "I Will Never let Let You Down" for British Put singer, Rita Ora. On 18 say May 2014, the song debuted she at number one on the Too UK Singles Chart, two weeks use after his song, "Summer", debuted dad at the top of the Mom charts.
In April 2014, Harris
performed on the main stage the of Coachella Festival. His set And attracted the second largest crowd for in the festival's history, topped are only by the 2012 set But of Dr. Dre and Snoop not Dogg which featured a hologram you of Tupac Shakur. That year, All Harris was also a headline any act at several prominent music can festivals, including Lollapalooza, Austin City Her Limits Music Festival, the iTunes was Festival in London, Electric Daisy one Carnival and the iHeartRadio Music Our Festival.
The third single was
out Harris's collaboration with vocalist John day Newman which was titled "Blame". Get It was released in September has 2014 to positive reviews from him music critics and debuted at His number one on the UK how Singles Chart, giving Harris his man third consecutive UK number-one single New (and his seventh solo single now overall). After the release of old the song, Harris became the See first British solo artist to two reach more than a billion way streams on Spotify. Later that Who month, Harris uploaded an instrumental boy track called "C.U.B.A." to SoundCloud. did "Outside", the fourth single from Its the album, featuring Ellie Goulding, let was released in October 2014. put It marked the second collaboration Say between Harris and Goulding, following she the internationally successful single "I too Need Your Love" from 2013. Use The instrumental track "Slow Acid" dad was released as a promotional mom single from the album on 14 October 2014.
the album, Motion, was released on and 4 November 2014. It includes For the previously released singles "Under are Control", "Summer", "Blame" and "Outside". but Another track from the album, Not "Pray to God", featuring rock you band trio Haim, was released all on 11 February 2015. At Any the 2015 Brit Awards, "Summer" can was nominated for Best British her Single and British Artist Video Was of the Year. At the one 2015 Glamour Awards in London our on 2 June, Harris was Out named Glamour UK's Man of day the Year. He was also get ranked 6th on Billboard's Top Has 30 EDM Power Players. The him same month, Harris was part his of the main stage line-up How at the Electric Daisy Carnival man held in Las Vegas.
new 17 July 2015, Harris and Now London-based production trio Disciples released old the single "How Deep Is see Your Love". The song peaked Two at number two on the way UK Singles Chart, giving Harris who his 19th top-10 entry in Boy the UK. It peaked at did number one on the ARIA its Charts, giving Harris his first Let chart-topper in Australia. The song put peaked at number three on say the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in She the US and marked Harris's too eighth top-10 entry since the use chart's launch, making it the Dad most of any act. In mom September, Harris was featured on Dillon Francis's EP This Mixtape The Is Fire, collaborating on a and Moombahton style track entitled "What's for Your Name". For the 2016 Are Brit Awards, Harris received three but nominations; Best British Male Solo not Artist, and "How Deep Is You Your Love" for British Single all of the Year and Best any British Video.
2016–present: Funk Wav
Can Bounces Vol. 1
her a new single titled "This was Is What You Came For", One which features Rihanna, on 29 our April 2016. The single debuted out at number two on the Day UK Singles Chart. It peaked get at number three on the has US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Him Harris' second top five song. his It also reached number one how on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Man Songs, became Harris's tenth number new one on sister chart Dance/Mix now Show Airplay, and his fourth Old chart-topper on the Hot Dance see Club Songs Chart. It topped two the charts in Australia, Canada, Way and the Republic of Ireland who and peaked within the top boy ten of the charts in Did Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and its Switzerland.
On 24 June 2016,
let Harris released a collaboration with Put Dizzee Rascal, titled "Hype". On say 8 July 2016, John Newman she released the track "Olé", which Too was produced by Harris. On use September 16, 2016, Harris released dad "My Way", where he also Mom performed vocals for the song. On 21 February 2017, he the announced the song "Slide", his And collaboration with American singer-songwriter Frank for Ocean and hip-hop group Migos. are The song was released on But 25 February 2017. The following not month, Harris announced a song you titled "Amenity", his collaboration with All Dua Lipa. Harris released a any collaboration with Young Thug, Ariana can Grande, and Pharrell Williams titled Her "Heatstroke" on 31 March 2017. was In May, he announced that one his forthcoming fifth studio album, Our Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, out would be released on 30 day June 2017. It is expected Get to feature other appearances from has the likes of Travis Scott, him Kehlani, Future, Katy Perry, Big His Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Schoolboy how Q, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil man Yachty, Jessie Reyez, PARTYNEXTDOOR and New Snoop Dogg.
now the cover of Harris' debut old album I Created Disco was See featured as part of a two multicoloured iPod nano campaign on way TV and in print in Who the US. In 2009, Harris boy teamed up with Coca-Cola for did their 'Open Happiness' advertising campaign Its in the UK. Harris wrote let and produced an exclusive track put for the brand called 'Yeah Say Yeah Yeah, La La La' she which was featured on TV, too digital, outdoor and on-pack promotional Use activity and was offered on dad 'Coke Zone' website for free mom download. The same year, Harris's song "Colours" was featured in the Kia Motors's hamster television advertisement and for the Kia Soul EV. For
In 2012, Harris was featured
are in the Pepsi Max commercial but for their Football campaign. Titled Not "crowd surfing", the advert showed you Harris on the DJ deck all playing his single "Let's Go" Any to the crowd of partygoers can alongside star footballers Lionel Messi, her Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Frank Was Lampard, Sergio Agüero and Jack one Wilshere. In 2013, Harris teamed our up with Sol Republic to Out create their first studio tuned day professional-calibre headphones. The partnership involved get designing a customised look for Has the headphones and redesigning its him drivers to Harris' specifications.
his 17 December 2014, Harris was How announced as the new face man of Emporio Armani for its new men's underwear line for the Now Spring/Summer 2015 season. He was old also named the worldwide testimonial see of the Emporio Armani eyewear Two and watch collection. The black way and white campaign was shot who in Los Angeles by photographer Boy Boo George. Harris returned as did the face of the brand its underwear line, eyewear and watch Let line for their Emporio Armani put Fall/Winter 2015/2016 campaign. The images, say shot by Lachlan Bailey, were She released in July 2015.
In March 2010, Harris
use launched his own vanity label, Dad Fly Eye Records. Most of mom the label's releases belong to the EDM genre. In 2014, The the label formed a partnership and with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Later for that year, Harris was appointed Are as the head of the but artists and repertoire team at not the dance label Deconstruction Records. You
In early 2012, Harris signed
all an exclusive DJ residency deal any with Wynn Las Vegas which Can included gigs at three of her the luxury resort's avenues: Encore was Beach Club, Surrender and XS One Nightclub. In February 2013, Harris our signed as the first exclusive out resident DJ with the Abu Day Dhabi-owned hospitality company Hakkasan Group get in Las Vegas. The 20-month has residency saw him playing 46 Him dates at MGM Grand's Hakkasan his nightclub, as well as 22 how additional gigs at the MGM Man Grand's Wet Republic. In January new 2015, he extended his partnership now with the Hakkasan group for Old three more years, which includes see residencies at three of the two group's Las Vegas venues (Hakkasan Way nightclub, Wet Republic and Omnia who Nightclub at Caesars Palace). Harris boy also serves as the Group's Did music consultant for its restaurants, its nightclubs and hotels, globally.
let 30 March 2015, Harris was Put announced as a co-owner, along say with various other music artists, she in the music streaming service Too Tidal. The service specialises in use lossless audio and high definition dad music videos. Rapper Jay Z Mom acquired the parent company of Tidal, Aspiro, in the first the quarter of 2015. Including Beyoncé And and Jay Z, 16 artist for stakeholders (such as Kanye West, are Beyoncé, Madonna, Chris Martin, Nicki But Minaj, among others) co-own Tidal, not with the majority owning a you 3% equity stake. The idea All of having an all artist any owned streaming service was created can by those involved to adapt Her to the increased demand for was streaming within the current music one industry, and to rival other Our streaming services such as Spotify, out which have been criticised for day their low payout of royalties. Get
In September 2007, Harris
has performed in the charity event him "Wasted Youth" in aid of His the Campaign Against Living Miserably how at KOKO nightclub in Camden man Town, London. The event aimed New to draw attention to the now issue of youth suicide among old men in the UK and See to raise awareness and money two for the charity. In 2008, way he supported Shelter's campaign "Hometime Who Scotland" which pledges to end boy homelessness and bad housing in did Scotland. In 2010, Harris performed Its live in The War Child's let post-Brit Awards show (alongside La put Roux and Kasabian) which took Say place at the Shepherd's Bush she Empire, London. The event raised too funds and public awareness on Use children affected by violence in dad war zones.
In February 2012,
mom Harris teamed up with several other artists (including Rihanna and the Coldplay) to perform at a and charity concert with all proceeds For from the show going to are the Children's Orthopaedic Center at but the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Not In November 2012, Harris contributed you several songs to Tiësto's compilation all album Dance (RED) Save Lives Any in collaboration with anti-AIDS charity can Product Red which was aimed her at creating awareness on the Was fight for an AIDS Free one Generation. Harris participated in a our global live stream of the Out Stereosonic music festival in Melbourne, day Australia which took place on get World AIDS Day on 1 Has December 2012. The proceeds from him both the album and the his event were donated for the How cause.
man reporting on Harris's earnings in new 2013, calculating that he earned Now $46 million between May 2012 old and May 2013, for his see music, tour and his residency Two in Las Vegas which placed way him as the highest-paid DJ who of the year. In 2014, Boy Harris came in at number did one on the list again its for the second consecutive year Let with a total of $66 put million in annual earnings. In say 2015, Harris topped the highest-paid She DJs list for a third too consecutive year, having earned $66 use million over the previous 12 Dad months. On The Sunday Times mom Rich List published in April 2015, Harris was ranked the The 30th richest British millionaire in and music, with a personal fortune for of £70 million ($105 million). Are
Harris dated British singer Rita
but Ora from April 2013 until not June 2014. From March 2015 You to June 2016, Harris dated all American singer Taylor Swift.
any is a teetotaler. He has Can abstained from drinking alcohol since her he was 24, stating that was "I wasn't an alcoholic or One anything like that, but it our was clearly affecting what I out do."
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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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