Calvin Harris (Scottish DJ/producer)

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Legal name: Adam Wiles

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Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, record producer, remixer and DJ. His debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and was the precursor to his 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 earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry within two months of release. Its lead single, "I'm Not Alone", became Harris's first number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Harris rose to widespread international prominence in 2012 with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months. Topping the UK charts, the album became his first to chart on the Billboard 200 in the US, reaching number 19. All eight of the album's singles; "Bounce", "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming Back", "Sweet Nothing", "Drinking from the Bottle", "I Need Your Love", "Thinking About You" and "Feel So Close", along with "We Found Love" reached the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, making it the first album in history to have eight top-10 singles.

Harris has collaborated with numerous other recording artists, including Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, LMFAO, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, Ne-Yo, Cheryl Cole and Gwen Stefani. His collaboration with Rihanna led to two singles, "Where Have You Been" and "We Found Love". The latter became an international success, giving Harris his first US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Harris released his fourth studio album, Motion, in November 2014. It debuted at at number two in the UK and number five in the US, and became Harris's second consecutive number-one album on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album's first three singles—"Under Control", "Summer" and "Blame"—all topped the UK Singles Chart, giving him seven UK number-one singles.

Harris holds the record for the most top-10 hits from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with nine hits, surpassing Michael Jackson. In October 2014, he became the first artist to place three songs simultaneously on the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Harris has received seven Brit Award nominations—two for Best British Male, and four Grammy nominations, winning a Grammy for Best Music Video in 2013. He received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was named Top Dance/Electronic Artist. Additionally, Harris topped Forbes‍ '​ list of the world's highest-paid DJs for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 I Created Disco Calvin Harris 4 4
2009 Ready for the Weekend Calvin Harris 5 2
2012 18 Months Calvin Harris 5
2014 Motion Calvin Harris 4

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Acceptable in the 80s Calvin Harris 5 4
2007 Rock Band Calvin Harris 1
2007 The Girls Calvin Harris 1
2007 Merrymaking at My Place Calvin Harris 4
2007 Colours Calvin Harris 2
2008 Dance Wiv Me Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome 5
2009 I'm Not Alone Calvin Harris 6
2009 Ready for the Weekend Calvin Harris 1
2009 Flashback Calvin Harris 1
2010 You Used to Hold Me Calvin Harris 1
2011 Bounce Calvin Harris feat. Kelis 3
2011 Feel So Close Calvin Harris 2
2011 We Found Love Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris 5 4
2012 Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch 2
2012 Let’s Go Calvin Harris feat. Ne‐Yo 2 1
2012 We'll Be Coming Back Calvin Harris feat. Example 1
2012 Iron Nicky Romero & Calvin Harris 1
2013 I Need Your Love Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding 2
2013 Under Control Calvin Harris & Alesso feat. Hurts 2
2014 Summer Calvin Harris 2
2014 Blame Calvin Harris feat. John Newman 3
2014 Outside Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding 2
2014 Open Wide Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean 1
2015 Pray to God Calvin Harris feat. HAIM 1
2015 C.U.B.A Calvin Harris 1
2015 How Deep Is Your Love Calvin Harris & Disciples 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Thinking About You Calvin Harris 1

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