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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris


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)


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

Taylor Swift Pictured Leaving House With Calvin Harris

May 01, 2015 02:23:46 GMT

and her new boyfriend were spotted leaving her house in Los Angeles in his black Range Rover on Thursday afternoon, April 30. The "Blank Space" songstress was in the passenger seat while her boyfriend drove them out her house.

Calvin Harris Parties With Taylor Swift and Friends, Posts Photo of Her Cats

April 30, 2015 01:32:17 GMT

partied with his girlfriend and her posse of gal pals on Tuesday, April 28. Calvin posted on Instagram a photo of Taylor's cats Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson cutely playing at her kitchen. He also shared a photo of Taylor's friends , and Alana Haim eating a cake together. He captioned both photos, "Moment."

Report: Taylor Swift Got Close to Calvin Harris When He Was Still Dating Aarika Wolf

April 27, 2015 07:25:57 GMT

New couple and are hit with a new rumor surrounding their romance. According to Confidenti@l, the "Blank Space" songstress and the Scottish DJ were hooking up when he was still dating Aarika Wolf.

Calvin Harris Follows Taylor Swift on Instagram

April 22, 2015 03:46:28 GMT

has finally followed his new girlfriend on Instagram. The Scottish DJ, who only follows 123 people, then gives a like to the "Blank Space" hitmaker's most recent posting, a video of her cat named Olivia Benson. Taylor hasn't followed him back.

Calvin Harris Spotted Leaving Taylor Swift's House After Spending Night Together

April 15, 2015 02:52:45 GMT

It seems things are getting serious for new couple and . Calvin was spotted leaving the "Shake It Off" hitmaker's house in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on early Tuesday, April 14.

Ed Sheeran Approves of Taylor Swift Dating Calvin Harris

April 14, 2015 06:08:28 GMT

gave full support to his good friend 's relationship with rumored new boyfriend . The statement came during his backstage interview with iHeartRadio's ZM station on Sunday, April 12.

Calvin Harris Spends the Night at Taylor Swift's Home After HAIM's Concert

April 04, 2015 04:10:22 GMT

Things may be getting far more serious between and her rumored boyfriend as he reportedly spent the night of Thursday, April 2 at her Los Angeles home. The DJ was photographed leaving the singer's home on Friday morning, April 3, driving his car back all alone to his own property.

Dark Alternate Version of Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's 'I Need Your Love' Video Leaks

April 04, 2015 02:57:20 GMT

There's another version of and 's "I Need Your Love" music video. Two years after the "official" visuals was premiered, the alternate version unexpectedly made its way out online on Thursday, April 3.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Snapped Holding Hands at HAIM's Concert

April 04, 2015 02:17:52 GMT

and add more fuel to the persistent dating rumors when they were caught on camera holding hands outside West Hollywood's Troubadour Club on Thursday night, April 2. The rumored lovers wore matching black outfits when they left the venue where Swift's gal pals, girl group , were performing.

Calvin Harris Is 'Taken With' Taylor Swift, Duo Have Been Hanging Out Since February

March 28, 2015 02:44:58 GMT

Dating rumors between and continue to heat up. A source tells E! News that the pair have been hanging out since their first meeting at the 2015 BRIT Awards in February.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Get Cozy at Kenny Chesney's Concert

March 27, 2015 16:57:58 GMT

and continue to fuel dating rumors. Blurry pictures taken from 's concert at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night, March 26 show Calvin wrapping his arm around Taylor while he was standing behind her.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Spotted Together in Nashville

March 26, 2015 06:50:35 GMT

has fueled dating rumors after photos of them stepping out together in Nashville on Wednesday night, March 25 surfaced online. According to Perez Hilton, the "Shake It Off" hitmaker and the Scottish DJ were spotted holding hands together during their outing.

Calvin Harris Proudly Shows Off His Rippling Muscles

March 25, 2015 04:26:47 GMT

Becoming the face and body for the famous brand Emporio Armany's underwear line, proves through an Instagram pic that he has the muscular body every other man should envy. The 31-year-old Scottish DJ and music producer proudly exposed his shirtless body on the social media and captioned the photo, "On tour but also training for next Armani shoot! Staying in a gym routine while on the road is tricky, but as long as you don't drink, eat well, sleep enough and take one of those mad little ab rollers with u everywhere you'll be good."

Taylor Swift Reportedly Flew 2,524 Miles to See Calvin Harris

March 18, 2015 08:51:52 GMT

New reports emerge saying that and are dating. Taylor reignited the dating rumors as she reportedly flew out to Las Vegas with her close friends, , and to watch Calvin's performance on Sunday, March 8 at Hakkasan club.

Calvin Harris' 'Emporio Armani' Underwear Ads Surface

February 19, 2015 04:16:55 GMT

has shared on his Instagram account two photos of his new Emporio Armani Underwear ads campaign. Both black and white pics show him stripping down to his skivvies and thus exposing his visible rock-hard pecs and chiseled abs.

Rihanna Enlists John Newman and Calvin Harris for New Album

January 23, 2015 06:48:15 GMT

New info related to 's new album has emerged. let it slip in a new interview with Billboard that he had been in the studio with the Bajan beauty to work on her new album, which is tentatively titled "R8".

Calvin Harris Releases 'Outside' Music Video Ft. Ellie Goulding

November 12, 2014 09:16:04 GMT

has just given his collaboration with , "Outside", a visual treatment. Hitting Vevo on early Wednesday, November 12, the nearly-four-minute clip sees the two stars feeling unhappy with their respective relationship.

Calvin Harris Cancels Performance at 2014 EMAs Due to Illness

November 09, 2014 16:08:42 GMT

has bailed on the MTV Europe Music Awards which is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland this Sunday, November 9. The disc jokey is forced to cancel his scheduled performance at the last minute due to health scare.

Calvin Harris' Collaboration With Gwen Stefani 'Together' Arrives Online

October 29, 2014 03:48:28 GMT

A new song from ' upcoming album "" has just arrived online. Just a day after the Scottish DJ shared "Open Wide" featuring on Monday, October 27, his collaboration with called "Together" hit the web.

Calvin Harris Debuts Action-Packed Music Video for 'Open Wide' Ft. Big Sean

October 28, 2014 04:14:44 GMT

has just dropped a new music video for "Open Wide", his collaboration with . Hitting the web on Monday, October 27, the action-packed clip shot in a desert by director Emil Nava centers on a showdown between two gangs.

Calvin Harris Previews Collaboration With Gwen Stefani 'Together'

October 18, 2014 04:43:26 GMT

' upcoming album, "", will feature guest appearances from several famous faces including . The Scottish DJ and the frontwoman have collaborated on a song called "Together" which he has just previewed on Instagram.

Calvin Harris and Charli XCX Tapped to Perform at 2014 MTV EMAs

October 17, 2014 04:48:19 GMT

More performers for the upcoming 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards have been announced. MTV announced on Thursday, October 16 that and would be among stars taking the stage at the event set for November 9 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Calvin Harris Hires Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding and More for New Album 'Motion'

October 07, 2014 06:40:58 GMT

has unveiled the official tracklist of his new album, "". According to a list posted on his Instagram page on Monday, October 6, the LP will have 15 songs including hit single "Summer", which peaked at No. 7 on Billboard Hot 100, and the -assisted "Blame".

Calvin Harris Sets Release Date of New Album 'Motion', Unveils Its Cover Art

September 26, 2014 04:08:40 GMT

' new album has an official release date. The Scottish DJ confirmed on Thursday, September 25 that the new project titled "" would finally arrive on November 4 via Columbia Records. He also took to Facebook to unveil the official cover art.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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