Adam Richard Wiles well-known as Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, record producer, and remixer. in 2007, I Created Disco, his debut studio album, was released and was the pioneer to his top-10 singles The Girls and Acceptable in the 80s. Harris launched, Ready for the Weekend, his second studio album, in 2009. The album debuted at top of the list on the UK Albums Chart. Within two months of release, it further received a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry.
Calvin was born in Dumfries, Scotland, on 17th January 1984. He studied in Dumfries High School. Every day after school, he used to stack shelves in the supermarkets and in order to buy DJ gear, he worked in a local fish processing factory. In his teens, he was initially attracted to electronic music and at the age of 15, he was recording bedroom demos. At the age of 18, he went ahead to release two songs Da Bongos and Brighter Days by the label Prima Facie as 12-inch club singles and CD-EPs under the name of Stouffer. He didn’t stopped there he moved from Scotland to London in order to learn from local music scene.
David Wiles, his father, is a biochemist. His mother, Pamela, is a homemaker. They married in Oxford prior to moving to Dumfries suburb Georgetown.
Calvin has an elder sister named Sophie with an elder brother named Edward.
Calvin dated Rita Ora, a British singer, until June 2014. Then, he was in a relationship with Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, until June 2016.
Calvin rose to fame in 2012 with the launch of 18 Months, his third studio album. Reaching number 19, the album became his first to chart in the US on the Billboard 200, topping the UK charts. All the eight of album’s singles with the Rihanna collaboration reached in the UK’s top 10. His collaboration with Rihanna resulted in three singles. Rihanna became an international success, providing Calvin his first US number-one single.
Calvin has collaborated with various other recording artists too, such as Kylie Minogue, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, Ne-Yo, Rita Ora, John Newman, Cheryl Cole and Gwen Stefani.
In November 2014, Calvin launched his fourth studio album, Motion. On the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, it became Calvin’s second consecutive number-one album. In the UK, it debuted at number two and in the US, at number five. His album’s first three singles leaded the UK chart.
For the most top 10 songs, Calvin holds the record on the UK Singles Chart from one studio album along with nine top 10 entry songs, surpassing the legend Michael Jackson. He is the first artist to simultaneously locate three songs on the top 10 list of the Billboard’s Dance and the Electronic Songs chart In October 2014. He is also the first British solo artist to reach over one billion streams on the Spotify.
Calvin was received nominated for ten Brit Award — four Grammy nominations, three for Best British Male, and in 2013, winning a Grammy for Best Music Video. In 2013, he earned for Songwriter of the Year the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award. At the Billboard Music Awards, in 2015, Calvin was named Top Dance/Electronic Artist. In addition, he topped for three consecutive years Forbes’s list of the world’s highest-paid DJs. He also runs Fly Eye Records, his own record label.