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Calvin Harris

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Dance producer Calvin Harris went from posting his music online to producing material for Rihanna and selling millions under his own name within a few years. A talented remixer and DJ as well, he has won Grammys and MTV VMA awards, broke Michael Jackson's record for the most U.K. Top Ten singles from one album, and was named Forbes' highest-earning DJ in 2013. Born on January 17, 1984 in the southern Scotland city of Dumfries, Harris was first attracted to electronic music in his teens and was recording bedroom demos by 1999. Two of these songs, "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days," were released as a 12" club single and CD-EP by the Prima Facie label in early 2002 under the artist name Stouffer. With that single to his credit, the still teenaged Harris moved from Scotland to London, but as a very small fish in one of the world's largest and most competitive ponds, Harris floundered; only one of his songs was released during his time in London, "Let Me Know" with vocalist Ayah on the Unabombers' 2004 live-mix CD Electric Soul, Vol. 2. Returning home to Dumfries, Harris began posting homemade solo recordings to his MySpace page. An A&R representative from EMI liked what he heard and signed Harris to the label in 2006. Following a pair of successful singles, Harris released his debut album, I Created Disco, in the summer of 2007. It featured two Top Ten hits ("Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls"), and climbed high in the album charts. Along with his work as a solo artist, including touring in front of a full live band, Harris quickly became an in-demand remixer -- working on singles by Jamiroquai, Groove Armada, All Saints, and CSS. He also wrote and produced songs for Kylie Minogue's 2007 comeback album, and collaborated with Dizzee Rascal on "Dance wiv Me," which reached number one in the U.K. "I'm Not Alone," the first single from his second album, also hit number one upon release in April 2009, as did the album when it appeared that August. That album, Ready for the Weekend, topped the U.K. albums chart and peaked at number 12 on Billboard's U.S. dance/electronic chart. Through 2011, Harris took on production work for Example, Tinchy Stryder, and Rihanna ("We Found Love," a quadruple-platinum hit in the U.S.), while he also issued two more of his own singles (the Kelis collaboration "Bounce" and "Feel So Close"). Harris' third solo album, 18 Months, was a collaboration-filled affair that featured "We Found Love" and "Bounce," plus vocal spots from Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch, and Ne-Yo, among others. It was released in October 2012, hit number one on the U.K. albums chart, and reached number 19 in the U.S. Nine singles from the album went Top Ten in the U.K. -- an astonishing feat. The following May, his songwriting was acknowledged when he was given the top Ivor Novello Award. Forbes reported that he was the highest-earning DJ of 2013; according to the publication, he made $46 million -- $14 million more than runner-up Tiësto. Harris continued to roll. Each one of the first three singles from 2014's Motion topped the U.K. pop chart, while the album itself debuted at number two in the U.K. and at number five in the U.S. A successful collaboration with Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love," followed in 2015. The song was a hit, reaching number two in the U.K. and number one in Australia, and securing Harris his eighth Top Ten on the Billboard Dance chart, the most for any artist up until that point. The next year he returned with two further hits, first the Top Five U.S. "This Is What You Came For" with Rihanna, the second the Top Five U.K. "My Way" with his own lead vocals. ~ Stewart Mason
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Stations Featuring
Calvin Harris

    Grammy Awards 2014

    Grammy Awards 2014
    3 songs

    Top Pop

    Top Pop
    3 songs

    Pop Mix

    Pop Mix
    3 songs

    Electronica

    Electronica
    12 songs

    Top Dance

    7 songs

    Teen Pop

    2 songs

    Pop Remixes

    5 songs

    Dance Pop

    5 songs

    New R&B First

    1 song

    LGBT Pride

    2 songs

    New Pop First

    1 song

    House Mix

    2 songs

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape

    1 song

    New Dance First

    1 song

    Party Hits

    3 songs

    Gay Anthems

    5 songs

    Lite Hits

    3 songs

    Reggaeton Urbano

    1 song

    Trance & Progressive

    3 songs

    Workout Songs

    5 songs

    Dubstep

    3 songs

    Pop Latino

    1 song

    Kids Pop

    4 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Calvin Harris

Top Songs by
Calvin Harris

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Feel So Close
  3.   I Need Your Love
  4.   Summer
  5.   Blame
  6.   Sweet Nothing
  7.   Let's Go
  8.   This Is What You Came For
  9.   My Way
  10.   Outside
  11.   How Deep Is Your Love
  12.   Thinking About You
  13.   Pray to God
  14.   Colours
  15.   Flashback
  16.   Ready for the Weekend by Dave Aude
  17.   Open Wide
  18.   We'll Be Coming Back
  19.   C.U.B.A.
  20.   You Used to Hold Me
  21.   I'm Not Alone
  22.   Bounce
  23.   Here 2 China featuring Dillon Francis
  24.   Acceptable in the 80s
  25.   Slow Acid
  26.   Together by Gwen Stefani
  27.   Vegas
  28.   The Rain
  29.   School
  30.   Stars Come Out
  31.   Dollar Signs by Tinashe
  32.   The Girls
  33.   Drinking from the Bottle
  34.   Iron by Nicky Romero
  35.   Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La
  36.   Faith
  37.   Burnin by R3hab
  38.   Love Now by All About She
  39.   Open Wide
  40.   Burns Night
  41.   It Was You by Firebeatz
  42.   Relax
  43.   Ectasy by Hurts
  44.   Overdrive by Ummet Ozcan
  45.   Mansion
  46.   We're All The Same
  47.   I Am Not Alone
  48.   Awooga
  49.   Traffic Cops
  50.   Green Valley
  51.   Merrymaking at My Place
  52.   Vault Character
  53.   I Created Disco
  54.   Neon Rocks
  55.   Greatest Fear
  56.   Blue
  57.   Electro Man
  58.   Certified
  59.   This Is the Industry
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