Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles, aka Calvin Harris, was born in Dumfries, Scotland on 17 January 1984. A musician, record producer and world-famous disc jockey, Calvin has always shown himself to be very private about his private life. Famous was, however, his love story, born from an artistic collaboration with the singer Rita Ora and ended, in a stormy way, in 2014. Shortly after, she enters the life of the world’s most paid disc jockey, Taylor Swift, and after two years of engagement exposed on all the social networks, the relationship with Taylor ends. Among the causes of the farewell the too many commitments of both. The breakup will be followed by a diatribe, all fought on Twitter, due to the authorship of the lyrics of the summer storm This is what you came for (2016), played by Rihanna and written, in four hands, by Calvin and Taylor.Calvin Harris’ musical career began at twenty-one when, under the pseudonym of Stouffler, he published two disco tracks Da bongos and Brighter days. He was immediately noticed. He signed his first contract with EMI and, in 2006, with Sony BMG. In 2007 he released his debut album, I created disco. Calvin began to collaborate with important musicians such as the rapper Dizzee Rascal for whom he wrote the song Dance with me that will win him the Best Dance floor Filler in the NME Awards, prize of the British music magazine New Musical Express.This is followed by the second album Ready for the Weekend, released in 2009. In 2011 Calvin Harris collaborated with Rihanna, writing and producing two music tracks: We found love and Where have you been. Both tracks reach the top of the U.S. charts. 2012 saw the release of the internationally acclaimed album 18 Months and was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards in the best dance/electronic album category. In the collection there’s the single Let’s Go, with the participation of Ne-Yo. In the same year Calvin began his collaboration with Florence and the Machine, for which the dj re-mixa Spectrum (Say My Name), and the following year Calvin released Under Control, in collaboration with the Italian/Swedish musician Alesso. The single Summer, released in 2014, manages to reach the first place in the charts around the world.Motion is his fourth album (2014). In the video of How Deep Is Your Love appears the American model Gigi Hadid.This is followed by collaborations, between 2016 and 2017, with various artists such as John Newman, Frank Ocean, the group Hip-Hop Migos, Dua Lipa, Young Thug, Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams.Motion is his fourth album (2014). In the video of How Deep Is Your Love appears the American model Gigi Hadid.This is followed by collaborations, between 2016 and 2017, with various artists such as John Newman, Frank Ocean, the group Hip-Hop Migos, Dua Lipa, Young Thug, Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams. The album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 boasts featuring international musicians such as Travis Scott, Kehlani, Future, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Schoolboy Q, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Snoop Dogg.Calvin in 2015 is selected as the worldwide testimonial of the Emporio Armani line. The DJ has created his own clothing line that he advertises directly on his website.

Discography

I Created Disco (2007)

Ready for the Weekend (2009)

18 Months (2012)

Motion (2014)

Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2017)

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