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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, May 2011
Personal information
Birth nameAdam Richard Wiles
GenresElectropop, electro house, nu-disco, synthpop
OccupationSinger-songwriter, record producer, DJ
InstrumentsKeyboards, synthesizer
Years active1999 present
LabelsFly Eye, Columbia
Associated actsDizzee Rascal

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Calvin Harris (born Adam Richard Wiles on 17 January 1984) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, record producer and DJ. 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". He has written and produced records for other recording artists including Kylie Minogue's X and his number-one collaboration with English rapper Dizzee Rascal, "Dance wiv Me".

His second studio album Ready for the Weekend was released on 17 August 2009 and reached number one in the UK Album Charts on 23 August. It includes the chart-topper "I'm Not Alone", the UK top five hit "Ready for the Weekend", which was released on 10 August, and the track "Flashback", which was released as the third single from the album on 2 November 2009. The fourth single from the album, "You Used to Hold Me", was released on 8 February 2010 as a CD single and download. A remix album titled L.E.D. Festival was released in July 2010 as a free album in the August issue of Mixmag.

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Calvin Harris sings no more - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online---Calvin Harris- has announced he'll never sing live on-stage ever again. Harris said that although he's grown more comfortable on stage, he's still quite ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 06:03:07 GMT+00:00
Calvin Harris Announces Retirement - Gigwise Tweet this news
Gigwise---Calvin Harris- has said that he has no plans to sing live in the future and that he wants to focus on work with other artists. ... - Date : Sat, 27 Nov 2010 10:49:50 GMT+00:00
Tiesto dazzles record Stereosonic crowd - PerthNow Tweet this news
PerthNow--A RECORD Stereosonic crowd sweltered through this year's electro dance festival - with 21000 people turning out to see headliners Tiesto, -Calvin Harris- and ... - Date : Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:06:25 GMT+00:00
Q&A: singer Calvin Harris - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--Q: And he's a -Calvin Harris- fan, clearly. A :Well, he's never heard of me, that's the funniest thing. But the producer he's worked with, DJ Frank E, ... - Date : Wed, 24 Nov 2010 14:05:29 GMT+00:00
Calvin Harris returns in 2011…as Rihanna's support DJ - inthemix Tweet this news
inthemix--Joining Rihanna for all the national dates on her Last Girl On Earth tour, -Calvin Harris- will throwing down the tweenage party jams across the country for ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 04:03:46 GMT+00:00
Calvin Harris Rocks The Decks At New York's Lavo - Tweet this news Thursday night (November 4), Scottish DJ/producer/singer -Calvin Harris- took to the decks at Lavo in New York to a house packed with ... - Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:46:59 GMT+00:00
Calvin Harris Concert - Technique Tweet this news
Technique--5, setting the atmosphere for -Calvin Harris-' energetic DJ set. Fans came prepared to dance until dawn at the Scottish singer/songwriter/DJ's much ... - Date : Fri, 12 Nov 2010 17:37:46 GMT+00:00
JLS Recruit Tinie Tempah On New Single - PopDash Tweet this news
PopDash--The song, which which fans will know as the one that sounds more than a little bit like -Calvin Harris's- 'I'm Not Alone', sees Tinie namechecking The ... - Date : Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:45:44 GMT+00:00
Parks still free for now - Tweet this news ought to strive to make that an amenity for everyone," said Commissioner -Calvin Harris-, who led the effort to shelve the fee proposal. ... - Date : Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:51:53 GMT+00:00
V Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary - Radio 1 Tweet this news
Radio 1---Calvin Harris- performed on the 4 Music stage in Staffordshire on Saturday. Police say their more visible approach at the two sites was a success this year ... - Date : Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:23:08 GMT+00:00

Remixes :
Year Artist Title
2006 All Saints "Rock Steady"
2007 Groove Armada "Get Down"
CSS "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above"
2008 The Ting Tings "Great DJ"
Cut Copy "Hearts on Fire"
Primal Scream "Uptown"
The Hours "See the Light"
Kaiser Chiefs "Good Days Bad Days"
2009 Zuper Blahq "Here We Go"
The Ting Tings "We Walk"
Shakira "She Wolf"
Passion Pit "The Reeling"
Mr Hudson featuring Kanye West "Supernova"
Katy Perry "Waking Up in Vegas"
Mika "We Are Golden"
2010 Kelis "4th of July (Fireworks)"

Remixes :
Year Award Category Title Result
2007 BT Digital Music Awards Best Electronic Artist or DJ  
Q Awards Best Breakthrough Artist  
2008 Xfm New Music Award I Created Disco  
Shortlist Music Prize I Created Disco  
Popjustice £20 Music Prize "Dance Wiv Me"  
2009 The Music Producers Guild Awards Best Remixer  
2009 BRIT Awards British Single "Dance Wiv Me"  
NME Awards Best Dancefloor Filler "Dance Wiv Me"  
Ivor Novello Awards Best Contemporary Song "Dance Wiv Me"  
Popjustice £20 Music Prize Best Contemporary Song "I'm Not Alone"  
2010 2010 BRIT Awards Best British Male  

Calvin Harris

Studio albumsI Created Disco * Ready for the Weekend
EPsNapsterLive Session EP * iTunes Live Berlin Festival * iTunes Live: London Festival '09
Singles"Vegas" * "Acceptable in the 80s" * "The Girls" * "Merrymaking at My Place" * "Colours" * "I'm Not Alone" * "Ready for the Weekend" * "Flashback" * "You Used to Hold Me"
Other Singles"Yeah Yeah Yeah, La La La"
Featured singles"Dance wiv Me" (with Dizzee Rascal and Chrome)
Related articlesDiscography * Dizzee Rascal

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