81 Facts About Calvin Harris


In 2012, Harris rose to international prominence with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months, which topped the UK Albums Chart and became his first album to chart on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number 19.


Calvin Harris became the first UK solo artist to reach more than one billion streams on Spotify.


Calvin Harris appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom.


Calvin Harris topped Forbes list of the world's highest-paid DJs for six consecutive years from 2013 to 2018 until being dethroned by the Chainsmokers in 2019.


Calvin Harris was first attracted to electronic music in his teens and began recording bedroom demos in 1999.


When Calvin Harris was 18, he released two songs, "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days".


Calvin Harris signed contracts with Three Six Zero Group, EMI, and Sony BMG in 2006 after he had been discovered on the social networking website Myspace.


Later in 2006, Calvin Harris produced a remix of All Saints' single "Rock Steady".


Calvin Harris started working on the album in 2006 after he moved back from living in London to his hometown of Dumfries.


Calvin 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".


Calvin Harris additionally reworked singles by Jamiroquai, 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.


On 18 October 2008, Calvin Harris was featured on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix on a two-hour set.


At the 2010 Brit Awards, Calvin Harris received a nomination for Best British Male.


The song marked the last time Calvin Harris regularly sang on his records, opting to focus more on music production while having guest singers provide the vocals for him.


Calvin Harris produced Dizzee Rascal's next single titled "Holiday", which topped the UK Singles Chart in August 2009.


Calvin Harris made a guest appearance as vocalist on Tiesto's song "Century" on the Dutch producer's album, Kaleidoscope.


Calvin Harris produced and mixed The Ting Tings' single Hands which was released on 18 August 2010.


On 14 November 2009, Calvin Harris invaded the stage of the ITV talent competition The X Factor during a live performance by Irish contestants John and Edward Grimes, holding a pineapple on his head.


Calvin Harris claimed that Chris Brown's "Yeah 3x", released in October 2010, plagiarised his 2009 single "I'm Not Alone".


Calvin Harris was featured on Kylie Minogue's eleventh studio album, Aphrodite, collaborating the track "Too Much".


In 2011, Calvin Harris toured as a support act for the European leg of Barbadian singer Rihanna's Loud Tour.


Calvin Harris is going to bring something unique and fun for the fans.


Calvin Harris was featured on LMFAO's album Sorry for Party Rocking, appearing on the track "Reminds Me of You", which is based on Calvin Harris's own song "Awooga".


Calvin Harris produced Tinchy Stryder's second single, "Off the Record", from his fourth studio album, Full Tank.


Calvin 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.


The former was included on Calvin Harris's upcoming album 18 Months and premiered on Capital FM radio in the UK on 22 September 2011.


Calvin Harris worked with the pop band Scissor Sisters on the single "Only the Horses" from their fourth studio album, Magic Hour.


Calvin Harris wrote and produced Cheryl Cole's single "Call My Name", the lead single from her third album A Million Lights.


Calvin Harris produced a remix of Florence and the Machine's "Spectrum" titled "Spectrum ".


Calvin 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.


Calvin Harris was nominated for Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2013 Brit Awards in February.


Calvin Harris was the house DJ at the 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".


Calvin Harris performed as part of the post-race concert of the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix in April 2013.


At the 2013 Ivor Novello Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London in May, Calvin Harris received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year, with Calvin Harris calling it "easily the greatest achievement of my entire life".


Later that month, Calvin Harris remixed The Killers' song "When You Were Young" for the deluxe edition of their greatest hits album Direct Hits.


Calvin Harris 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".


Calvin Harris produced the single "I Will Never Let You Down" for British singer Rita Ora.


Calvin Harris's 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.


At the 2015 Glamour Awards in London on 2 June, Calvin Harris was named Glamour UK's Man of the Year.


Calvin Harris was ranked 6th on Billboards Top 30 EDM Power Players.


On 17 July 2015, Calvin Harris and London-based production trio Disciples released the single "How Deep Is Your Love".


At the 2016 Brit Awards, Calvin Harris received three nominations: Best British Male Solo Artist, "How Deep Is Your Love" for British Single of the Year, and Best British Video.


Calvin Harris released a new single titled "This Is What You Came For", which features Rihanna, on 29 April 2016.


On 24 June 2016, Calvin Harris released a collaboration with Dizzee Rascal, titled "Hype".


On 16 September 2016, Calvin Harris released "My Way", where he performed vocals for the song.


Calvin Harris released a collaboration with Young Thug, Ariana Grande, and Pharrell Williams titled "Heatstroke" on 31 March 2017.


On 8 February 2018, Calvin Harris collaborated with PartyNextDoor to release a dancehall-influenced house track titled "Nuh Ready Nuh Ready".


Calvin Harris topped Forbes' Highest-Paid DJs of 2018, becoming his sixth consecutive year to top the list.


In 2020, Calvin Harris went on "rediscover the way he originally began producing music 22 years ago" and released two EPs, Love Regenerator 1 and Love Regenerator 2, under his Love Regenerator alias.


On 22 August 2020, Calvin Harris announced his new song called, "Over Now" with Canadian singer The Weeknd.


On 21 May 2021, Calvin Harris announced the song "By Your Side" featuring Tom Grennan.


On 3 March 2022, Calvin Harris hinted at the release of his sixth album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.


On 29 June 2022, Calvin Harris announced that Funk Wav Bounces Vol.


Calvin Harris announced the second single, "New Money", which features vocals from 21 Savage.


On 6 July 2022, Calvin Harris announced that his third single, "Stay with Me", featuring Halsey, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell, would be released on 15 July 2022.


Calvin Harris performed at the 22nd Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2023.


In 2016, Calvin Harris stated that Jamiroquai and Fatboy Slim had inspired him to make music.


In 2009, Calvin Harris teamed up with Coca-Cola for their 'Open Happiness' advertising campaign in the UK.


Calvin 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.


In 2012, Calvin Harris was featured in the Pepsi Max commercial for their football campaign.


In 2013, Calvin Harris teamed up with Sol Republic to create their first studio-tuned, professional-calibre headphones.


Calvin Harris was named the worldwide testimonial of the Emporio Armani eyewear and watch collection.


In March 2010, Calvin Harris launched his own vanity label, Fly Eye Records.


Later that year, Calvin Harris was appointed as the head of the artists and repertoire team at the dance label Deconstruction Records.


In early 2012, Calvin 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, Calvin Harris signed as the first exclusive resident DJ with the Abu Dhabi-owned hospitality company Hakkasan Group in Las Vegas.


Calvin Harris serves as the Group's music consultant for its restaurants, nightclubs and hotels.


On 30 March 2015, Calvin Harris was announced as a co-owner, along with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal.


In September 2007, Calvin Harris performed in the charity event "Wasted Youth" in aid of the Campaign Against Living Miserably at KOKO nightclub in Camden Town, London.


In 2010, Calvin Harris performed live in The War Child's post-Brit Awards show which took place at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London.


In February 2012, Calvin Harris teamed up with several other artists 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, Calvin Harris contributed several songs to Tiesto's compilation album Dance Save Lives in collaboration with anti-AIDS charity Product Red which was aimed at creating awareness on the fight for an AIDS Free Generation.


Calvin Harris participated in a global live stream of the Stereosonic music festival in Melbourne, Australia which took place on World AIDS Day on 1 December 2012.


In 2014, Calvin 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, Calvin Harris topped the highest-paid DJs list for a third consecutive year, having earned $66 million over the previous 12 months.


Calvin Harris dated British singer Rita Ora from 2013 to June 2014.


Calvin Harris started dating American model Aarika Wolf in 2014, after Wolf appeared in the music video for his song "Blame".


From March 2015 to June 2016, Calvin Harris dated American singer Taylor Swift.


In January 2022, Calvin Harris started dating British presenter Vick Hope and in May they got engaged.


Calvin Harris considered writing a song to celebrate the former reaching the 2008 Scottish Cup Final, but the idea was scrapped due to the time constraints of recording his 2009 album Ready for the Weekend.