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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


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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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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