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Calvin Harris

Born 17 January 1984.
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Calvin Harris highlights

Highlights of Calvin Harris' set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow 2014

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Biography

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer-songwriter, and producer. He owns the vanity label Fly Eye Records. His gold-selling debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and contained the top-ten singles "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls". His second studio album, Ready for the Weekend (2009), reached number one on the UK Album Chart and includes "I'm Not Alone", which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, the top-five hit "Ready for the Weekend", and the singles "Flashback" and "You Used to Hold Me".

A remix album titled L.E.D. Festival was released in July 2010 as a free album in the August issue of Mixmag. Harris released his third studio album, 18 Months in October 2012, which contained the singles "Bounce", "Feel So Close", "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming Back", "Sweet Nothing", "Drinking from the Bottle", "I Need Your Love", and "Thinking About You". All of these singles reached the UK Top 10. He has written and produced tracks for other recording artists including Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole, Example, and Rihanna on "We Found Love", an international success and one of the best-selling singles of all time.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of 18 Months

    18 Months 2012

    Reviewed by Fraser McAlpine
    A collection almost exclusively in the key of triumph – how can it fail?
  2. Review of Ready For The Weekend

    Ready For The Weekend 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    The occasional catchy instrumental loses out to cold, calculated arrangements.
  3. Review of I Created Disco

    I Created Disco 2007

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    You’ll whoop with joy when the Scot comes through the speakers.
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