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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 34 years old, and his zodiac is Capricorn.
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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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