Grew up with a dream to be a footballer and decided to turn towards music, He is a well-known name in the industry. He was discovered through MySpace. Calvin worked at a local supermarket to collect money to buy his first DJ gear.
|Profession||DJ, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Net Worth||$220 Million|
|Real Name||Adam Richard Wiles|
|Nick Name||Calvin Harris|
|Date of Birth||January 17, 1984 (32 years)|
|Place of Birth||Dumfries, Scotland|
|Profession||DJ, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter|
|Body Measurements||Chest- 43′
Calvin Harris Family
|Sibling||Edward Wiles (Brother)
Sophie Wiles (Sister)
Calvin Harris’ father Adam Wiles’ is a biochemist and his mother Pamela is a homemaker. When he was 13 years old, he started making music on the now-ancient PC called the Amiga 500 Plus. Calvin Harris said that if he would have not succeeded in the field of music, he would have become a police officer.
In an interview, Calvin Harris revealed that his strategy for making music is very business-like explaining that every style attracts certain groups of people. This mindset definitely contributed to the DJ’s success because he aimed for a style that would attract young party-goers.
During the time of their “I need your love” music video, things between Ellie and Calvin seemed to be quiet hot and heavy but their romance was short lived. None of the duos has commented on their relationship rumor.
Calvin and Rita were an item for a year and ended it in 2014. He has helped Rita to produce her hit single “I will never let you down”. Their breakup was a messy one because apparently, Rita went on a secret trip to New York without consulting Calvin.
Calvin prohibited Rita to use any of the music they produced together. Their feud was finally resolved in 2016.
Calvin and Taylor’s relationship was all over the tabloids from 2015 to 2016 especially due to Swift’s tumultuous love life.
Their relationship ended calmly in the beginning but later the duo had a Twitter feud where the DJ said he had no interest in working/ collaborating with his girlfriend professionally to which Swift replied with he’s intimidated by her success.
Before Taylor Swift, Calvin dated Aarika Wolf who is a model and famous for dating Calvin. The duo hooked up in July 2014 on the set of the music video for his single “Blame”. They dated for 7 months and broke up in 2015.
Calvin Harris Net Worth
Harris’s estimated net worth is around $220M. Calvin Harris has won a Grammy Award and two MTV Video Music Awards. Harris has named Jamiroquai and Fatboy Slim as his primary influence of music. Calvin Harris also has racked up an interesting list of endorsement deals.
Calvin Harris House
Calvin Harris bought himself a gorgeous multi-million dollar mansion which was previously owned by Steve Angello in the mountains overlooking at Los Angeles.
The four-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion costed the Scottish DJ about $5.05M. Brightly painted red doors open into Harris’ new home, leads into a living room with sky-high 18-foot ceiling and wall of glass.
The eat-in kitchen neighbors a cozy family room, and outside there’s a wraparound deck and lounge by the pool area which also has an outdoor shower. The attractive feature is the two-story den slash music room. The second room is fully outfitted as a professional recording studio.
Calvin Harris Fashion
Calvin Harris announced that he is the face of the Emporio Armani in 2015 with a high profile advertising campaign ensuing, proving his worth in the fashion world too. As to her everyday styling, he keeps the styling simple with denim and rolled up sleeves, t-shirt, jacket. And for red carpet looks, you can opt for well-tailored suits.
When we look back on his fashion, we can see that his style was more geeky than chic. After his albums were out, he started to pay some attention towards his wardrobe by losing the baggy t-shirts, bad jeans and opted for slimmer and smart wear.
Calvin Harris is a perfect example of a person going from geek to hot. During his teens and early 20’s, he was skinny with brown hair in the long “Emo” style to be so fit that he became an underwear model for Armani.
Calvin Harris shocked everyone when he posed in just briefs by Emporio Armani and showed off his physique. He told the tabloids that he is usually on road and to be fit on road you need to eat well, sleep well and don’t drink and take those mad little ab rollers where ever you go.
Calvin Harris Discography
Before Calvin Harris was famous, he used to work in a supermarket stacking shelves, purely so that he could get enough money to buy production equipment. Calvin also worked in a fish factory. He had ambitions to become a police officer or footballer.
Calvin started making music when he was just 13 or 14 years old. He uploaded his demo records on Myspace and burst onto limelight in 2007 with his debut album.
Calvin has collaborated with high profile artist including Kylie Minogue, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, Rihanna, Ellie Goulding etc. He has collaborated with Dua Lipa on “One Kiss”.
Calvin Harris Songs
Rihanna: “This Is What You Came For”
These two are like a dream team, there is magic, lightning every time they hit the booth. The song is slow, subtle kind of takes over your soul.
Ellie Goulding: “I need your love”
The chemistry between the two was so real that it hard not to believe that she and Calvin Harris are not actually lovers. The song makes you fall in love with it.
The song “Summer” in which Calvin is a solo singer is one of those quintessential hooks that comes to mind the moment you picture big-room house plushness. When Calvin drops that beats, you’ve got no choice but to punch your fists toward the sky. You can feel the confetti falling over you if you close your eyes.
Calvin Harris’ vocals in the songs prove that he doesn’t particularly need anyone else’s help to sell millions of copies, receive nominations, and top charts. “Summer” was his sixth no. 1 on the British charts.
Disciples: “How Deep Is Your Love”
Calvin Harris has some kind of sixth sense for picking the best vocalists. Ina Wroldsen’s voice which is a little raspy and strong sounds so cool on the track like she’s more demanding that your love go deep than pleading for it too.
Got to give it up to Disciples for the co-production credit. It is fittingly deep on its own, lots of low register, lots of soulful house groove, but still decidedly bright and modern. This song can totally be on your mind. Also, we have Gigi Hadid in the video.
Rihanna: “We Found Love”
Rihanna and Calvin’s team has been magical since the beginning and their first songs together “We Found Love” had gone platinum nine times in the United States alone, and charted in 34 countries. The song is a generational anthem that utterly defines the electronic dance music explosion of the early 2010s and dance music’s eventual crossover into the mainstream consciousness.
The single has won him a Grammy, an MTV Award, and two International Dance Music Awards. The song is like a musical fairy tale with the happiest of endings.
Calvin Harris Other Ventures
Calvin Harris launched his own vanity label in March 2010, Fly Eye Records. Most of the label’s releases belong to the EDM genre and in 2014, formed a partnership with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing. He was appointed as the head of the Deconstruction Records.
In 2012, Calvin Harris signed a DJ residency deal with Wynn Las Vegas which included gigs at three of the luxury resort’s avenues. In 2013 he signed a deal with Abu Dhabi owned hospitality company Hakkasan Group in Las Vegas as the first exclusive resident DJ. He also serves as the Hakkasan Group’s music consultant for its restaurants, nightclub, and hotels, globally.
Calvin Harris Social Media
Calvin Harris has 13M followers on twitter (@CalvinHarris) and 10.2M followers on Instagram (@calvinharris).