GRAMMY AWARD winning Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known
professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer,
singer, and songwriter. His debut studio album, I Created Disco, was
released in June 2007. Its singles "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls" both
reached the top 10 in the UK.
To promote I Created Disco, Harris embarked on a tour of the UK,
supporting Faithless and
I Created Disco was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry
(BPI). It reached number eight on the UK Albums Chart and number 19 on the US
Top Electronic Albums.
The same year, Calvin 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, "Heart Beat Rock" and "In My
Arms", on her 2007 album, X, the latter becoming a top 10 single in the
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Harris would later give the song to
Ellis-Bextor to record for her 2011 album, Make a Scene. Harris
also produced a remix of the second single "4th of July (Fireworks)" from
Kelis' album, Flesh Tone.
He additionally reworked singles by
Groove Armada, All
Saints, and CSS.
In 2008, Calvin Harris collaborated with rapper
Dizzee Rascal on
his single "Dance wiv Me", producing the track and singing the hook. The single
topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks and was certified platinum by the
BPI, selling more than 600,000 copies.
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 Golden".
Harris also produced
Dizzee Rascal's next single titled "Holiday", which topped the UK
Singles Chart in August 2009. Harris made a guest appearance as vocalist on
Tiësto's song, "Century", on the
Dutch producer's album, Kaleidoscope.
In 2011, Calvin Harris toured as a support act for the European leg of
Barbadian singer Rihanna's
Harris released the single, "Bounce", the first single from his upcoming album,
a collaboration with Kelis that
debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart in June 2011.
He wrote and produced
Cheryl Cole's single, "Call My Name", the lead single from her third
album, A Million Lights. He also produced a remix of
and the Machine's "Spectrum" titled "Spectrum (Say My Name)".
Calvin Harris 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.
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.
On 24 June 2016, Harris released a collaboration with
In 2016, Calvin Harris stated that
Fatboy Slim had
inspired him to make music.
On 21 February 2017, he announced the song, "Slide", his collaboration with
Frank Ocean and hip-hop group, Migos.
Harris released a collaboration with
Ariana Grande, and
Williams titled "Heatstroke" on 31 March 2017. In May, he announced that
his forthcoming fifth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, would be
released on 30 June 2017. The album featured appearances from the likes of
On 8 February 2018, Calvin Harris collaborated with
release a dancehall-influenced house track, titled "Nuh Ready Nuh Ready". On 6
April 2018, he released "One Kiss" with
Dua Lipa. On 17 August 2018,
the next single, "Promises", was released with
On 22 October 2018, Harris collaborated with
Normani on the two track EP,
Normani x Calvin Harris. He topped Forbes' Highest-Paid DJs of 2018,
becoming his sixth consecutive year to top the list (2013–2018).
On 22 August 2020, Calvin Harris announced his new song called, "Over
Now", with Canadian singer The
Weeknd. The song was released on 28 August 2020.
On 3 March 2022, Harris hinted at the release of his sixth album, Funk Wav
Bounces Vol. 2, on his Twitter. The lead single, "Potion", featuring
Dua Lipa and
Young Thug, was released
on 27 May.
On 29 June 2022, Calvin Harris announced that Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2
would be released on 5 August 2022. The album contains features from
Harris announced the second single, "New Money", which features vocals from
21 Savage. The song was
released on 1 July 2022. On 6 July 2022, Harris announced that his third single,
"Stay with Me", featuring
Williams, would be released on 15 July 2022.
The fourth single, "New to You", was announced by Calvin Harris. It was
set to be released on 29 July 2022. It features American singers
Tinashe, and rapper
His discography includes six studio albums, one mix album, nine extended plays,
53 singles (including three as a featured artist), 12 promotional singles and 46
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