Calvin Harris and Dillon Francis worked there... no way!
It took Calvin Harris '18 Months' to overthrow The King Of Pop
The Scottish band leader turned producer, Calvin Harris, has a lot to smile about. And not only because of his latest video where his getting jiggly with Ellie Goulding, but because he's broken a pretty amazing record. The impressive statistic makes him the record-holder in the UK chart, throwing the King Of Pop himself off the throne. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' and 'Dangerous' both featured seven UK Top Ten singles. Now, Calvin Harris becomes the record holder with 8 chart hits on one album - '18 Months'.
The climb to to the top began back in June 2011, with 'Bounce' peaking at #2; same ranking was then taken by 'Feel So Close'; Rihanna featured 'We Found Love' obviously at #1;'Let’s Go' (#2); 'We’ll Be Coming Back' (#2), 'Sweet Nothing' with Florence Welch (#1) and 'Drinking From The Bottle' (#5). The parade is topped by the single with Ellie Goulding, that's been causing waves once again, with the new video revealed.
Cheating or ingenuity? Bundling up past hits alongside fresh material was definitely a wise choice business-wise. Although, it's doubtful MJ would've done something like that back in those days.
I'll never dance, sing or be an ultimate musical legend & icon like MJ but he didn't know anything about sidechaining so it all balances out
Calvin will be happy to celebrate this outcome with a residency at Las Vegas mega-club Hakkasan. The Summer sees him appearing at Amnesia in Ibiza and, of course, festival slots at Made In America, Balaton Sound, V Festival, T In The Park and Wireless
When Harris spoke to Music Radar last year, he reminisced about the days before he became the pop producer of choice: “Right at the start, when I was about 13 or 14, I only had an Amiga 500 Plus running a bit of tracker software called OctaMED. My brother was big into his computers and, when he moved up to a proper PC, I took charge of the Amiga. With the right interface, you could sample things off CD, so I used to nick loads of loops from Fatboy Slim albums and make my own tunes.”