Adam Richard Wiles, known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a prominent figure in the music industry that needs no introduction. He is a Scottish music star who in addition to being an ground-breaking DJ and record producer, is also an internationally renowned singer and songwriter. Calvin has contributed greatly to the genres of EDM, electro house, electropop and dance-pop.
Calvin Harris started experimenting with music and putting his content out into the world when he was just a teen.
The artist started leveling up after being discovered on MySpace by big companies such as EMI, Three Six Zero Group and Sony BMG in 2006.
Some of the instruments Calvin uses while performing and creating his hit masterpieces include piano, guitar, bass, keyboards and sequencers. He has collaborated with a number of globally popular celebrities like Rihanna, Big Sean, Pharrell Williams, Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa and Sam Smith.
Calvin Harris has worked with a number of different labels over the course of his professional career, including Columbia, Ultra, Deconstruction, Roc Nation, Ministry of Sound, and Spinnin’ Records. He also ran his own record label, Fly Eye Records, from 2010 to 2016.
INVOLVEMENT IN IBIZA
In 2019, Calvin Harris played in Ibiza from August to September in front of large crowds of fans who flew in from all over the world to see him perform. This event was held at Ibiza’s Ushuaïa in Playa d’en Bossa, and turned out to be one of the hottest, wildest, and greatest events to have ever taken place on the Island.
The lineup for this mega event featured Calvin Harris with other names like Sonny Fodera, Disciples, OFFAIAH, Monki, Duke Dumont, Secondcity, Illyus & Barrientos and Tchami.
HITS & AWARDS
Calvin Harris has won numerous awards and acknowledgements for his chart-topping work. In 2009, Calvin earned the Best Dancefloor Filler Award (Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris – Dance Wiv Me) and in 2013, the Dancefloor Anthem Award (Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing) from the NME Awards, as well as the Best Remixer, awarded by The Music Producers Guild Awards. He was also awarded the Video of the Year and Best Electronic Video by MTV Video Music Awards in 2012.
Harris has been nominated for the Grammys 5 times and for the Brit Awards 18 times. He was also awarded the Songwriter of the Year by the Ivor Novello Awards in 2013.
2014 and 2015 were successful years for the artist as well. In 2014, Calvin Harris won the Best Electronic Act (awarded by MTV EMA) and in 2015, he bagged the famous Billboard Music Award for the Top Dance/Electronic Artist.
Calvin became the first-ever artist whose songs made it to Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart Top 10 simultaneously in the year 2014. Some of Harris’s biggest hits include One Kiss (with Dua Lipa), Summer, This Is What You Came For (ft. Rihanna), Feel So Close – Radio Edit, By Your Side (ft. Tom Grennan), Outside (ft. Ellie Goulding), Promises (with Sam Smith), How Deep Is Your Love (with Disciples), Blame (ft. John Newman), and My Way.
TOP TRACKS BY CALVIN HARRIS
Acceptable in the 80's
Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love
Feel So Close
You Used to Hold Me
Calvin Harris feat. Example - We'll Be Coming Back
Calvin Harris - Blame (Audio) ft. John Newman
Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing (lyrics) ft. Florence Welch
Calvin Harris - Under Control ft. Alesso
Calvin Harris - Bounce (feat. Kelis)
Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo - "Let's Go"
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