Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as
Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record
producer. His debut studio album
I Created Disco
I Created Disco was released in June
2007 and it spawned two UK top 10 singles "Acceptable in the 80s" and
"The Girls". In 2009, Harris released his second studio album Ready
for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart
and was later certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry
within two months of its release. Its lead single "I'm Not Alone"
became his first song to top the UK Singles Chart.
Harris rose to international prominence with the release of his third
18 Months in October 2012. Topping the UK charts, the
album became his first to chart on the US
Billboard 200 chart (where
it reached number 19). All eight of the album's singles, which were
"Bounce", "Feel So Close", "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming Back", "Sweet
Nothing", "Drinking from the Bottle", "I Need Your Love" and "Thinking
About You" reached the top 10 in the UK. At the time, Harris broke the
record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK
Singles Chart with eight entries, surpassing Michael Jackson. Harris
released his fourth studio album Motion in November 2014. It debuted
at number two in the UK and at number five in the US and became
Harris's second consecutive number one album on the US
Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album's first three singles "Under
Control", "Summer" and "Blame" all topped the UK chart.
Harris has collaborated with numerous other recording artists. His
Rihanna "We Found Love" became an international
success, giving Harris his first number one single on the US Billboard
Hot 100 chart. The two later collaborated on the singles "Where Have
You Been" (2012) and "This Is What You Came For" (2016). In October
2014, he became the first artist to place three songs simultaneously
on the top 10 of Billboard's
Dance/Electronic Songs chart. He also
became the first British solo artist to reach more than one billion
streams on Spotify. Harris has received ten Brit Award
nominations—three for Best British Male and four Grammy nominations,
winning a Grammy for Best Music Video in 2013. He received the British
Ivor Novello Award
Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and at
2015 Billboard Music Awards was named Top Dance/Electronic Artist.
Additionally, Harris topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid
DJs for five consecutive years from 2013 to 2017. One of the most
successful musicians in contemporary British popular culture, Harris
Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the
United Kingdom. Harris runs his own record label, Fly Eye Records.
1 Early life and career
2 Music career
2.1 2006–2008: Career beginnings and I Created Disco
2.2 2008–2010: Ready for the Weekend
18 Months and international prominence
2.4 2013–2015: Motion and "How Deep Is Your Love"
2.5 2016–present: Single releases and
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
3 Musical style
5 Other ventures
7 Personal life
9 Concert tours
11 Awards and nominations
13 External links
Early life and career
Adam Richard Wiles was born on 17 January 1984 in Dumfries,
Scotland. His parents, David Wiles, a biochemist, and Pamela Wiles
(née Noon), a housewife, married in
Oxford before moving to the
Dumfries suburb of Georgetown. He has an older sister, Sophie, and
an older brother, Edward. He attended
Dumfries High School,
and, after leaving school, he stocked shelves in supermarkets and
worked in a local fish processing factory in order to buy DJ gear.
He was first attracted to electronic music in his teens and began
recording bedroom demos in 1999. When Harris was 18 he released
two songs "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days". Both were released as
12-inch club singles and CD-EPs by the label Prima Facie in early 2002
under the name "Stouffer". With these singles to his credit,
Harris moved from Scotland to London, hoping to learn from the local
music scene. Only one of his songs was released during his
time in London, "Let Me Know" with vocalist
Ayah Marar on the
Unabombers' 2004 live-mix CD Electric Soul, Vol. 2. With the lack
of job opportunities and money, Harris returned home to
began posting homemade solo recordings to his
Harris's popularity on the social media website created Internet
attention that prompted Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for the
Global Gathering who had recently founded his own
management firm, to make Harris the company's first
2006–2008: Career beginnings and I Created Disco
Main article: I Created Disco
Harris signed contracts with
Three Six Zero Group
Three Six Zero Group (management), EMI
Sony BMG (recording) in 2006 after he had been
discovered on the social networking website Myspace. Later in
2006, Harris produced a remix of All Saints' single "Rock Steady".
Harris's debut album, I Created Disco, was released in June 2007. He
started working on the album in 2006 after he moved back from living
in London to his hometown of Dumfries, Scotland. All 14 tracks
were written, produced and performed solely by Harris and all
recording and producing for the album took place on an Amiga
computer. To promote I Created Disco, Harris embarked on a tour of
the UK, supporting
Faithless and Groove Armada. I Created
Disco was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry
(BPI). It reached number eight on the
UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart and number
19 on the US Top Electronic Albums.
Harris performing at the
The album contained uptempo electroclash songs that were influenced by
music from the 1980s. The song, "Vegas", was issued on limited edition
vinyl. The first wide-release single from the album was released in
March 2007. "Acceptable in the 80s", a tribute to the style and
culture of the decade, reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart,
remaining on the chart for 15 weeks. "The Girls", the album's
second single, peaked at number three in the
UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart and at
number four in the Scotland chart. The third and final release from
the album, "Merrymaking at My Place", only reached number 43.
The same year, Harris caught the attention of Australian pop singer
Kylie Minogue after his recordings had been passed on to her by
another record producer. This led to him co-writing and producing
two songs on her 2007 album X—"Heart Beat Rock" and "In My Arms",
the latter a top-10 single in the UK. Harris said that working with
Minogue was "surreal, but fun" although he admitted to Mixmag in 2007
to "needing a few drinks before meeting her". Harris also
contributed the song "Off & On" to Róisín Murphy's album
Overpowered, but it was cut from the album. Harris would later give
the song to
Sophie Ellis-Bextor to record for her 2011 album Make a
Scene. In 2007, Harris produced a remix of the second single "4th of
July (Fireworks)" from Kelis' album Flesh Tone.
In 2008, Harris collaborated with rapper
Dizzee Rascal on his single
"Dance wiv Me", producing the track and singing the hook. The single
reached number one in the UK and has been certified platinum by the
BPI, selling 600,000 copies. It was shortlisted for the 2008
Popjustice £20 Music Prize
Popjustice £20 Music Prize and, in 2009, received a Brit Award
nomination for British Single and an
Ivor Novello Award
Ivor Novello Award nomination for
Best Contemporary Song. On 18 October 2008, Harris was featured on
BBC Radio 1's
Essential Mix with a two-hour set.
2008–2010: Ready for the Weekend
Main article: Ready for the Weekend (album)
Harris performing at Xbox Reverb in 2009
Harris's second album, Ready for the Weekend, was released in August
2009 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, eventually
being certified gold by the BPI within two months of
release. Eleven of the fourteen tracks included in the
album were sung, produced and written solely by Harris. "I'm Not
Alone", released as the album's lead single in April 2009, debuted at
number one on the UK Singles Chart. The follow-up single, "Ready for
the Weekend", reached number three. The third single from Ready
for the Weekend, "Flashback", featuring Jordanian singer Ayah Marar
reached number eighteen in the UK. During promotion of the album,
Harris hosted a series of videos on YouTube titled JAM TV, in which
musicians such as Florence Welch,
Katy Perry tried to open
pots of jam. At the 2010 Brit Awards, Harris received a nomination
for Best British Male.
On 8 February 2010, "You Used to Hold Me" was released as the fourth
and final single from the album. It reached number 27 on The UK
Singles Chart. The song marked the last time Harris regularly sang
on his records, he opted to focus more on music production while
having guest singers provide the vocals for him. The same year,
shortly after his "Ready for the Weekend tour" wrapped, Harris parted
ways with members of his band in which he served as lead vocalist and
made the decision to stop doing live shows. In an interview with
Billboard, Harris said: "I thought I'd exhausted every avenue [on the
two albums] and it takes a long time to make me sound good, which is
why I stopped singing live as well. I'd like to think of someone who's
better-looking, a better singer, better dancer to be the frontperson
for the song." He also released several remixes, including remixes
of Shakira's "She Wolf", Katy Perry's "Waking Up in Vegas", Mr
Hudson's "Supernova" (featuring Kanye West) and Mika's "We Are
Harris also produced Dizzee Rascal's next single titled "Holiday",
which reached number one on the UK singles chart. Harris made a
guest appearance as vocalist on Tiësto's song "Century" on the Dutch
producer's album Kaleidoscope. Harris also produced and mixed the
English duo The Ting Tings's single Hands which was released on 18
August 2010. The song was originally set to become the first
single of their second studio album, but the duo ultimately cancelled
the album plans and the song was added as a bonus track on the deluxe
edition of Sounds From Nowheresville. On 14 November, Harris
invaded the stage of the UK's The X Factor during a performance by
Irish duo Jedward, holding a pineapple on his head. He later
apologised on Twitter.
Harris claimed that Chris Brown's "Yeah 3x", released in October 2010
plagiarised his 2009 single "I'm Not Alone" After considering
similarities between the two songs, Harris was subsequently added to
the songwriting credits on the single and the F.A.M.E. album.
Harris also featured on Kylie Minogue's eleventh studio album
Aphrodite, collaborating on a disco and synthpop track titled "Too
Much". In July 2010, Harris released a mix, titled L.E.D. Festival
(short for L.E.D. Festival Presents... Calvin Harris).
18 Months and international prominence
Main article: 18 Months
Harris performing at
Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio in
Madrid in July 2012
In 2011, Harris toured with
Rihanna as a support act on the European
leg of her Loud Tour;
Rihanna was quoted to say that "Calvin is the
perfect fit for the Loud tour. He is going to bring something unique
and fun for the fans." Harris played the 2011 Mardi Gras Party in
Sydney on 5 March. Harris also featured on LMFAO's album Sorry for
Party Rocking, appearing on the track "Reminds Me of You", which is
based on Harris's own song "Awooga". Harris produced Tinchy Stryder's
second single, "Off the Record" from his fourth studio album, Full
Tank. The track had its premiere on 15 September 2011 and was released
in the UK on 6 November 2011.
Harris released the single "Bounce", a collaboration with
debuted at number two on the
UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart in June 2011.
Another single, "Feel So Close", was released in August 2011 and also
reached number two in the United Kingdom. "Feel So Close" became
Harris's first solo entry on the
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 in the US, peaking
at number 12. Harris performed at the 2011 Jingle Bell Ball
concert and was announced as one of the headline acts at a number of
Southern Hemisphere 2011/2012 new year music festivals.
Following a stint as her support act on the Australian leg of her
tour, Harris produced "We Found Love" and "Where Have You Been" for
Barbadian singer Rihanna. The former was included on Harris's upcoming
18 Months and premiered on Capital FM radio in the UK on 22
September 2011. "We Found Love" topped the charts in 27 countries
worldwide, including the UK where it became Harris's third UK number
one, peaked in the top 10 in 30 countries and broke many records
worldwide. Topping the
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 for 10
non-consecutive weeks, it was Harris's first US number one and was
also Rihanna's longest-running US number one and the longest-running
number one of 2011. "We Found Love" was later ranked number 24
on the list of the all-time top 100 songs on the Billboard Hot
100. In an interview for Q magazine, Harris said of the lyric "We
found love in a hopeless place": "It could have been Jumpin Jaks in
Dumfries [Harris's home town], I don't know exactly what I was
thinking about." In 2013, "We Found Love" was placed at number
three on Billboard's top 10 dance-pop collaborations of all time.
Harris co-wrote and co-produced the bonus track "One Life" for R&B
singer Mary J. Blige's album My Life II... The Journey Continues
(2011). He also worked with the pop band
Scissor Sisters on the
single "Only the Horses" from their fourth studio album, Magic Hour.
He wrote and produced Cheryl Cole's single "Call My Name", the lead
single from her third album A Million Lights. Harris also produced
a remix of Florence and the Machine's "Spectrum" titled "Spectrum (Say
My Name)". The song was released as the album's fifth single on 5 July
2012. It was serviced to radio in the UK on 2 July 2012. It became
the group's first single to peak at number one on the UK Singles
"Let's Go" featuring Ne-Yo, released in April 2012, also reached
number two in the UK Singles Chart. It was his second US Billboard
Hot 100 appearance as a main artist, charting at number 17. The
song received a nomination for
Best Dance Recording
Best Dance Recording at the 55th Grammy
Awards which was held in February 2013. The album's fourth single
"We'll Be Coming Back" was released in July 2012. Featuring rapper
Example, it peaked at number two in the UK. The fifth single, "Sweet
Florence Welch of
Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine and was
released on 14 October 2012. It peaked at number one on the UK
Singles Chart and at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The
song received a nomination for
Best Dance Recording
Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy
Awards. These singles became part of his third studio album, 18
Months, which was released on 29 October 2012. Harris eventually
made UK chart history by becoming the first artist to attain eight
top-10 singles from one studio album, breaking the record previously
set by Michael Jackson. In March 2017, the record was surpassed
once again by Ed Sheeran, after his album ÷ spawned 10 top-10 songs
on the UK chart.
18 Months received a nomination for Best
Dance/Electronica Album at the 56th Grammy Awards. Harris was also
nominated for Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2013
Brit Awards in
Harris was the house DJ at the
2012 MTV Video Music Awards
2012 MTV Video Music Awards held at the
Staples Center, Los Angeles, where he won Best Electronic Video for
"Feel So Close" and Video of the Year alongside
Rihanna for "We Found
Love". Harris performed as part of the post-race concert of
Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix in April 2013. At the 2013
Ivor Novello Awards
Ivor Novello Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London in May,
Harris received the British Academy's
Ivor Novello Award
Ivor Novello Award for
Songwriter of the Year, with Harris calling it "easily the greatest
achievement of my entire life". In 2012, Harris made statements
explaining why he wanted to stop singing on tracks stating, "I want
each track as good as it can possibly be, which usually means me not
singing on it."
2013–2015: Motion and "How Deep Is Your Love"
Main article: Motion (
Calvin Harris album)
On 7 October 2013, Harris and Swedish DJ
Alesso released a
collaborative single with synthpop duo
Hurts called "Under Control" as
the first single from his fourth album. The song debuted at number
one in the UK. Later that month, Harris remixed The Killers' song
"When You Were Young" for the deluxe edition of their greatest hits
album Direct Hits. He unveiled the full six-minute version through
Rolling Stone and told the magazine: "It was a real honour to be asked
to remix one of my favourite modern bands, and it was an exciting
challenge for me to update this classic track for the dance-floor in a
tasteful and respectful way".
On 14 March 2014, Harris's song "Summer" premiered on the UK's Capital
FM. The track which was released as the album's second single
debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Harris's sixth
UK number-one single. It also became Harris's highest-charting
solo single on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number seven.
"Summer" was Spotify's most-streamed track of 2014 with over 200
million streams. Harris also produced the single "I Will Never Let
You Down" for British singer, Rita Ora. On 18 May 2014, the song
debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, two weeks after his
song, "Summer", debuted at the top of the charts.
In April 2014, Harris performed on the main stage of Coachella
Festival. His set attracted the second largest crowd in the
festival's history, topped only by the 2012 set of
Dr. Dre and Snoop
Dogg which featured a hologram of Tupac Shakur. That year, Harris
was also a headline act at several prominent music festivals,
including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, the iTunes
Festival in London,
Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Daisy Carnival and the iHeartRadio Music
The third single was Harris's collaboration with vocalist John Newman
which was titled "Blame". It was released in September 2014 to
positive reviews from music critics and debuted at number one on the
UK Singles Chart, giving Harris his third consecutive UK number-one
single (and his seventh solo single overall). After the release of
the song, Harris became the first British solo artist to reach more
than a billion streams on Spotify. Later that month, Harris
uploaded an instrumental track called "C.U.B.A." to SoundCloud.
"Outside", the fourth single from the album, featuring Ellie Goulding,
was released in October 2014. It marked the second collaboration
between Harris and Goulding, following the internationally successful
single "I Need Your Love" from 2013. The instrumental track "Slow
Acid" was released as a promotional single from the album on 14
His fourth album, Motion, was released on 4 November 2014. It
includes the previously released singles "Under Control", "Summer",
"Blame" and "Outside". Another track from the album, "Pray to
God", featuring rock band trio Haim, was released on 11 February
2015. At the 2015 Brit Awards, "Summer" was nominated for Best
British Single and British Artist Video of the Year. At the 2015
Glamour Awards in London on 2 June, Harris was named Glamour UK's Man
of the Year. He was also ranked 6th on Billboard's Top 30 EDM
Power Players. The same month, Harris was part of the main stage
line-up at the
Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Daisy Carnival held in Las Vegas.
On 17 July 2015, Harris and London-based production trio Disciples
released the single "How Deep Is Your Love". The song peaked at
number two on the UK Singles Chart, giving Harris his 19th top-10
entry in the UK. It peaked at number one on the ARIA Charts,
giving Harris his first chart-topper in Australia. The song peaked
at number three on the Hot
Dance/Electronic Songs in the US and marked
Harris's eighth top-10 entry since the chart's launch, making it the
most of any act. In September, Harris was featured on Dillon
Francis's EP This Mixtape Is Fire, collaborating on a Moombahton style
track entitled "What's Your Name". For the 2016 Brit Awards,
Harris received three nominations: Best British Male Solo Artist, "How
Deep Is Your Love" for British Single of the Year, and Best British
2016–present: Single releases and
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Harris released a new single titled "This Is What You Came For", which
features Rihanna, on 29 April 2016. The single debuted at number
two on the UK Singles Chart. It peaked at number three on the US
Billboard Hot 100, becoming Harris's second top five song. It also
reached number one on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, became
Harris's tenth number one on sister chart
Dance/Mix Show Airplay and
his fourth chart-topper on the Hot
Dance Club Songs
Dance Club Songs Chart. It topped
the charts in Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland and
peaked within the top ten of the charts in Germany, Ireland, New
Zealand and Switzerland.
On 24 June 2016, Harris released a collaboration with Dizzee Rascal,
titled "Hype". On 8 July 2016, John Newman released the track
"Olé", which was produced by Harris. On 16 September 2016, Harris
released "My Way", where he also performed vocals for the
song. On 21 February 2017, he announced the song "Slide", his
collaboration with American singer-songwriter
Frank Ocean and hip hop
group Migos. The song was released on 25 February
2017. Harris released a collaboration with Young
Thug, Ariana Grande, and
Pharrell Williams titled "Heatstroke" on 31
March 2017. The following month, Harris announced a song titled
"Amenity", his collaboration with Dua Lipa. Harris announced
another song titled "Retroactive", his collaboration with English
singer Bronwyn. In May, he announced that his forthcoming fifth
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, would be released on 30 June
2017. The album featured appearances from the likes of Travis Scott,
Kehlani, Future, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Schoolboy
Q, DRAM, Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez,
On 8 February 2018, Harris collaborated with
PartyNextDoor to release
a dancehall-influenced house track titled "Nuh Ready Nuh
Ready". On 6 April 2018, he released "One Kiss" with Dua
Harris's first two albums mostly contained electroclash and nu-disco
music, largely influenced by music from the 1980s. On his third studio
18 Months and its followup Motion, his music largely shed itself
of these influences, moving closer to EDM and electro house. Following
his professed disinterest in his single "My Way", Harris
transitioned to funk on his fifth studio album
Funk Wav Bounces Vol.
1, while also reintroducing some musical elements of his
earlier work.
According to Harris, his primary influences are
Jamiroquai and Fatboy
In 2008, the cover of Harris's debut album
I Created Disco
I Created Disco was
featured as part of a multicoloured iPod nano campaign on TV and in
print in the US. In 2009, Harris teamed up with
their 'Open Happiness' advertising campaign in the UK. Harris
wrote and produced an exclusive track for the brand called 'Yeah Yeah
Yeah, La La La' which was featured on TV, digital, outdoor and on-pack
promotional activity and was offered on 'Coke Zone' website for free
download. The same year, Harris's song "Colours" was
featured in Kia Motors's hamster television advertisement for the Kia
In 2012, Harris was featured in the
Pepsi Max commercial for their
Football campaign. Titled "crowd surfing", the advert showed
Harris on the DJ deck playing his single "Let's Go" to the crowd of
partygoers alongside star footballers Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba,
Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard,
Sergio Agüero and Jack Wilshere.
In 2013, Harris teamed up with
Sol Republic to create their first
studio tuned professional-calibre headphones. The partnership
involved designing a customised look for the headphones and
redesigning its drivers to Harris's specifications.
On 17 December 2014, Harris was announced as the new face of Emporio
Armani for its men's underwear line for the Spring/Summer 2015 season.
He was also named the worldwide testimonial of the Emporio Armani
eyewear and watch collection. The black and white campaign was
Los Angeles by photographer Boo George. Harris returned
as the face of the brand underwear line, eyewear and watch line for
Emporio Armani Fall/Winter 2015/2016 campaign. The images, shot
by Lachlan Bailey, were released in July 2015.
In March 2010, Harris launched his own vanity label, Fly Eye
Records. Most of the label's releases belong to the EDM
genre. In 2014, the label formed a partnership with Sony/ATV
Music Publishing. Later that year, Harris was appointed as the
head of the artists and repertoire team at the dance label
In early 2012, Harris signed an exclusive DJ residency deal with Wynn
Las Vegas which included gigs at three of the luxury resort's avenues:
Encore Beach Club, Surrender and XS Nightclub. In February 2013,
Harris signed as the first exclusive resident DJ with the Abu
Dhabi-owned hospitality company
Hakkasan Group in Las Vegas. The
20-month residency saw him playing 46 dates at MGM Grand's Hakkasan
nightclub, as well as 22 additional gigs at the MGM Grand's Wet
Republic. In January 2015, he extended his partnership with the
Hakkasan group for three more years, which includes residencies at
three of the group's Las Vegas venues (
Hakkasan nightclub, Wet
Republic and Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace). Harris also serves as
the Group's music consultant for its restaurants, nightclubs and
On 30 March 2015, Harris was announced as a co-owner, along with
various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal. The
service specialises in lossless audio and high definition music
Jay Z acquired the parent company of Tidal, Aspiro, in
the first quarter of 2015. Including
Beyoncé and Jay Z, 16
artist stakeholders (such as Kanye West, Beyoncé, Madonna, Chris
Martin, Nicki Minaj, among others) co-own Tidal, with the majority
owning a 3% equity stake. The idea of having an all artist owned
streaming service was created by those involved to adapt to the
increased demand for streaming within the current music industry and
to rival other streaming services such as Spotify, which have been
criticised for their low payout of royalties.
In September 2007, Harris performed in the charity event "Wasted
Youth" in aid of the
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Campaign Against Living Miserably at KOKO
nightclub in Camden Town, London. The event aimed to draw
attention to the issue of youth suicide among men in the UK and to
raise awareness and money for the charity. In 2008, he supported
Shelter's campaign "Hometime Scotland" which pledges to end
homelessness and bad housing in Scotland. In 2010, Harris
performed live in The War Child's post-
Brit Awards show (alongside La
Roux and Kasabian) which took place at the Shepherd's Bush Empire,
London. The event raised funds and public awareness on children
affected by violence in war zones.
In February 2012, Harris teamed up with several other artists
Rihanna and Coldplay) to perform at a charity concert with
all proceeds from the show going to the Children's Orthopaedic Center
at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In November 2012, Harris
contributed several songs to Tiësto's compilation album Dance (RED)
Save Lives in collaboration with anti-AIDS charity
Product Red which
was aimed at creating awareness on the fight for an AIDS Free
Generation. Harris participated in a global live stream of
Stereosonic music festival in Melbourne, Australia which took
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day on 1 December 2012. The proceeds from
both the album and the event were donated for the cause.
Forbes began reporting on Harris's earnings in 2013, calculating that
he earned $46 million between May 2012 and May 2013, for his music,
tour and his residency in Las Vegas which placed him as the
highest-paid DJ of the year. In 2014, Harris came in at number
one on the list again for the second consecutive year with a total of
$66 million in annual earnings. In 2015, Harris topped the
highest-paid DJs list for a third consecutive year, having earned $66
million over the previous 12 months. On The Sunday Times Rich
List published in April 2015, Harris was ranked the 30th richest
British millionaire in music, with a personal fortune of £70 million
Harris dated British singer
Rita Ora from April 2013 until June
2014. From March 2015 to June 2016, Harris dated American
singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
Calvin Harris discography
I Created Disco
I Created Disco (2007)
Ready for the Weekend (2009)
18 Months (2012)
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2017)
Groove Armada: Soundboy Rock tour (2007)
Faithless: To All New Arrivals tour (2007)
Ready for the Weekend tour (2009–10)
Deadmau5 and Skrillex: Unhooked tour (2010)
Last Girl on Earth Tour
Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010–2011)
Loud Tour (2011)
Greater Than Tour (with Tiësto), UK and Ireland (2013)
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Calvin Harris
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