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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris

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Famous as :

Singer, songwriter, producer

Birth Name :

Adam Richard Wiles

Birth Date :

January 17, 1984

Birth Place :

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

Claim to fame :

Single "I'm Not Alone" (2009)

Biography


Born on January 17, 1984, Calvin Harris was known in Dumfried, Scotland as Adam Richard Wiles. Harris cited that had he had curly hair, he would have been a football player, but fate played different scenario. Harris was first introduced to electronic music in his teens, recording his own demos in his very own bedroom. So occupied was he with his new hobby that he became an anti-social person. However, his hard work paid off when his songs were released by a label in early 2002. "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days" became his first professional releases.

Harris was discovered on MySpace by Tommy Sunshine who owned Xylophone Jones Recordings. But his big break came in 2006 when he was signed as Sony BMG's artist. His debut album was released in June 2007 under the title "I Created Disco". The effort gathered fans for Harris with the uptempo electronic tracks like "Vegas" and "The Girls". The album reached number eight on the U.K. Albums chart with sales of more than 100,000 copies. Harris then took some time to work on Kylie Minogue's "X" album, producing two of the tracks.

Latest News


Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Named Spotify's Song of the Summer

September 05, 2014 04:38:31 GMT

' "Summer" is officially song of the summer. Spotify announced on Thursday, September 4 that the DJ's aptly-titled single became the most streamed song in the past three months after it was played 160 million times globally.
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Calvin Harris Named World's Highest Paid DJ of 2014 by Forbes

August 20, 2014 04:54:50 GMT

is still the highest-paid DJ in the world. The Scottish producer comes at No. 1 on the list of Electronic Cash Kings released by Forbes on Tuesday, August 19 after making $66 million in the past 12 months, $20 million more than his earnings in 2013.
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Calvin Harris Has 'a Damn Good Reason' to Block Rita Ora's TCA Performance

August 14, 2014 08:02:38 GMT

was originally scheduled to perform her single "I Will Never Let You Down" at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards but she decided to cancel it. In a new interview on "On Air With ", the British beauty said her ex-boyfriend didn't let her sing the track which he helped produce.
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Rita Ora Blames Ex Calvin Harris for Her Canceled Performance at Teen Choice Awards

August 12, 2014 22:24:47 GMT

opened up about why she couldn't perform at Teen Choice Awards over the weekend. In an interview with for his radio show, the singer said , whom she split from this June, nixed her scheduled performance.
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Rita Ora 'Shocked' After Calvin Harris Dumped Her on Twitter

June 12, 2014 04:40:06 GMT

Fans were not the only ones surprised when recently announced on Twitter that he'd officially split from . The statement reportedly also came as a big surprise for the British beauty as she wasn't aware of the break-up.
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Calvin Harris Confirms He and Rita Ora Split 'Some Time Ago'

June 07, 2014 02:56:16 GMT

has confirmed that he and girlfriend decided to called it quits. Following speculations about their relationship, the DJ took to Twitter on Friday, June 6 to address the issue. He wrote, "To address speculation - myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best."
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Rita Ora Reportedly Splits From Calvin Harris

January 17, 2014 05:57:56 GMT

and DJ reportedly have decided to go separate ways after nine months of dating. According to U.K.'s The Sun, the pair decided to call it quits because they had a hard time finding times to be together.
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Video: Calvin Harris Calls a Female Fan 'Daft F**King B**ch' at a Miami Show

September 03, 2013 06:23:08 GMT

verbally abused a fan during his recent performance at Miami's LIV Nightclub. The 29-year-old Scottish DJ was caught on camera calling a woman "daft f**king b**ch" after she complained about his performance.
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Calvin Harris Tops Forbes' List of Highest Paid DJs

August 16, 2013 04:25:06 GMT

Scottish DJ tops Forbes' Highest Paid DJs List after earning an estimated $46 million over the past 12 months coming mostly from live performances on the road and including income from endorsements, production deals and song royalties. It's considered an astonishing feat since the 29-year-old record producer didn't even make it to last year's list when Forbes compiled it for the first time.
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Calvin Harris Drops 'Thinking Bout You' Music Video Feat. Ayah Marar

July 15, 2013 09:14:03 GMT

has dropped the official music video for his collaboration with Jordanian singer Ayah Marar, "Thinking About You". Directed by Vincent Haycock, the four-and-a-half-minute video opens with a topless girl walking around a mansion.
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Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding Make a Convincing Couple in 'I Need Your Love' Video

April 15, 2013 03:59:49 GMT

Scottish producer/DJ and British singer/songwriter play a romantic couple in the music video for the single "I Need Your Love". The track is the seventh single to be released from the 29-year-old record producer's third album "", appearing also as a bonus track in the 26-year-old English recording artist's second studio album "".
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Calvin Harris Premieres 'Drinking from the Bottle' Video

December 22, 2012 05:48:12 GMT

Singer-songwriter and DJ ' releases the music video of his "Drinking from the Bottle" track which also features English rapper . The storyline of the clip is an unexpected accompaniment to the radio-friendly track, where Harris writes about life's excesses through his lyrics.
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Artist of the Week: Calvin Harris

November 05, 2012 05:57:49 GMT

has become one of the most-demanded collaborators in music after helping score her phenomenal hit "We Found Love". Amid the many offers he got to work with other artists, the Scottish DJ is focusing on releasing and promoting his next studio album called "".
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Video Premiere: Calvin Harris' 'Sweet Nothing' Ft. Florence Welch

September 21, 2012 04:58:15 GMT

shares screen with his featured guest Florence Welch in a music video of their collaboration "Sweet Nothing". It follows the lead singer as she takes the stage at Working Men's Club in Dalston, London.
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Rolling Stones to Include Two New Songs in New Greatest Hits Album

September 05, 2012 04:43:13 GMT

British rock band , composed of Charlie Watts, , Ronnie Wood, and , announced that they would be releasing an album to mark their 50th anniversary celebration. The album is entitled "" and will feature songs which go back to the band's first few years.
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Full First Episode of J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution' Released Online

September 05, 2012 04:32:56 GMT

NBC is giving viewers an early look at its upcoming new series "" by debuting the pilot online. The full first episode is now available for viewing pleasure via the network's official site and Hulu, more than ten days before it officially premieres on Monday, September 17 at 10/9c.
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Pippa Middleton Arrives in Style at U.S. Open in New York City

September 05, 2012 04:17:11 GMT

Pippa Middleton flew from her home country to enjoy relaxing days in the United States. Unlike Prince Harry who hit Las Vegas for a night of wild partying, the younger sister of Kate Middleton opted for a scandal-free trip to New York to attend U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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First 'Lincoln' Trailer to Be Released During Google Hangout With Steven Spielberg

September 05, 2012 04:13:21 GMT

Fans could see the anticipated first trailer for Steven Spielberg's "" in a foreseeable future, DreamWorks Pictures has promised. The studio announced Tuesday, September 4 that it would team up with Google Play to premiere the sneak peek of the high-profile history drama on September 13 at 4 P.M. PT during a Google+ Hangout with director Spielberg and actor .
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Rihanna to Open MTV VMAs With Calvin Harris and A$AP Rocky

September 05, 2012 03:46:04 GMT

Barbadian recording artist is set to open 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with "We Found Love", the lead single of her sixth studio album "". Her performance for this song will be backed by VMAs' house DJ, . She will also perform a remix of "Cockiness (Love It)" together with rapper/music video director .
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Official: Demi Lovato to Host 2012 Teen Choice Awards

July 09, 2012 18:52:07 GMT

It was announced on Monday, July 9 that will be the host of 2012 Teen Choice Awards. "Yes. The rumors are true @ddlovato is hosting Teen Choice this year!!!! Will all you lovatics be watching?" the official Twitter for the awards event confirmed.
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Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Bon Jovi Signed Up for 2012 iHeartRadio Music Fest

July 09, 2012 18:32:33 GMT

The iHeartRadio Music Festival has upped the ante with the list of artists gracing its stage this year. Confirmed to perform this fall in Las Vegas are , , , , , , , , , and others.
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Video Premiere: Calvin Harris' 'Let's Go' Ft. Ne-Yo

May 16, 2012 02:55:39 GMT

spreads his music across the world in a music video for -assisted single "Let's Go". The clip culminates with the disc jokey spinning his turntable for a large number of revellers and his featured guest performing in a live concert.
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Calvin Harris' New Song 'Let's Go' Ft. Ne-Yo

March 05, 2012 03:12:19 GMT

After riding high on the success of 's "We Found Love", releases another crowd pleaser just in time for the approaching summer. Called "Let's Go", the new material features and is expected to be included in the DJ's next studio installment.
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Listen to Rihanna's New Single 'We Found Love' Ft. Calvin Harris

September 22, 2011 15:44:05 GMT

Less than a day after she unveiled the cover art and the lyrics of "We Found Love", debuted the new single on 's radio show. The song is expected to be the first single from her new studio album which is coming this fall.
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Calvin Harris Accuses Cobra Starship of Ripping Off His Song

May 11, 2011 08:25:20 GMT

recently reached out to his followers on the micro-blogging site to inform them that he has been ripped off once again. The Scottish DJ, who posted on Twitter last year that he was stunned over similarities between his own song "I'm Not Alone" and 's "Yeah 3x", tweeted that a new single "You Make Me Feel" bears resemblance to his 2009 track.
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Miranda Cosgrove Forced to Avoid Studying in Public Libraries

March 30, 2011 07:57:40 GMT

Teenage singer/actress has been forced to find a new quiet place to do her homework because she attracts too much attention from fans when she studies in public. The "iCarly" star, 17, has a private tutor and used to head to local libraries near her Los Angeles house to research and complete her school work.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Caught Motion Sickness on Drama Set

March 30, 2011 06:30:54 GMT

struggled while filming his new high-speed train drama "" because he suffered from severe motion sickness. The actor, who stars in the sci-fi thriller alongside and , admits he and the rest of the cast often felt queasy because they were forced to shoot so many scenes on a moving set.
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'Rope' Actor Farley Granger Has Passed Away

March 30, 2011 02:01:20 GMT

Hollywood veteran Farley Granger has died at the age of 85. The actor, best known for his collaborations with legendary moviemaker Alfred Hitchcock, passed away on Monday, March 28 in New York. His death has been attributed to natural causes, according to E! Online.
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Spitting Up Blood, Zsa Zsa Gabor Rushed Back to Hospital

March 30, 2011 00:55:35 GMT

Actress 's husband fears the star is close to death after she started coughing up blood at home on Tuesday, March 29. The Hollywood legend has been in and out of hospital since breaking her hip in a fall last summer and Prince Frederic von Anhalt is worried his wife may never return home after her latest health emergency.
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Katy Perry Launches Twitter Feud Against Calvin Harris

March 29, 2011 09:45:00 GMT

and have launched a bitter war of words on Twitter after the Scottish DJ canceled his supporting slot on the singer's U.K. tour at the last minute. The "Girls" hitmaker was due to open Perry's shows across Ireland and Britain, but the "" singer was forced to announce that Harris had dropped out of the tour just hours before taking the stage in Dublin, Ireland on Monday night, March 28.
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