Calvin Harris (Adam Richard Wiles was born 17 January 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, producer, DJ.Since boyhood, he was an fervent fan of football, but he has decided to do his career in the area far from sports. Wiles began to make music as a teenager; even then, he recorded a simple demo songs, mostly electronics. At 17, Adam started to work, trying to save up money to relocate to London – in his view, it was likely to succeed more in the capital.
In 2006 the works of Wiles slowly went to the top – Tommy Sunshine bumped the work of Adam in the social network ‘MySpace’, which led to the version of the first disc very soon. It was released by the label of Sunshine ‘Xylophone Jones Recordings’. Very soon Adam managed to sign a three contracts with ‘Three Six Zero Group’, ‘EMI’ and ‘Sony BMG’. It is interesting, that before the performer moved from London to Dumfries, as he wasn’t able to regain a job in the capital.
The first album of Wiles-Harris ‘I Created Disco’ was produced in June 2007; it included a collection of digital compositions in the style of the 80s. Harris contributed this album in UK concert tour, he played along with ‘Faithless’ and ‘Groove Armada’. The audience loved the album and he even managed to achieve ‘gold’ status (100000 copies sold) in Britain. The first single from the album, ‘Vegas‘, was released in limited circulation on vinyl; mass selling was waiting for the next single, ‘Acceptable in the 80s‘.
In April 2008, Harris voiced that the only replica of his new album, on which the musician worked 7 months, lost because of an error in the Luggage Department of a terminal at Heathrow. Later, in April 2009, Calvin recognized that the story was glossed over; his luggage was really lost at the airport, but a laptop with records was not in luggage. Calvin made up a story about the death of album, the reason was quite simple – he wanted to gain time to complete the work on the album.
The disk ‘Ready for the Weekend‘ was made only in August 2009. It was great accepted again, in the occupying of the UK albums the disc appeared in the first place, and its basic single topped the corresponding rating. Harris went on tour again after the issue of the album.
November 14 Calvin Harris broke into the scene of ‘X-Factor’… with a pineapple on his head. The musician was brought with protection; later, he apologized on Twitter, and then said that this way was going to make fun of the show.
August 22, 2012 Calvin Harris has voiced that his third Studio album will be called ’18 Months’. Harris was supposed to help well-known musicians like Rihanna or Florence Welch in the work under the album.
Video: Calvin Harris – Summer
March 14, 2014 the new song of Harris ‘Summer’ was first performed on the British ‘Capital FM’; this song was the first single from the new (fourth) Studio album of the musician. In June a new single, ‘Blame’ was released, then the musician revealed the cover of his new album to the people. The work on the plate is so far.
The height of Calvin Harris is 197 cm, weight – 91 kg. In 2013 Calvin met with Rita Ora. The last time the pair emerged in public together at the end of April 2014 but DJ already visited the ceremony Billboard Awards. In the interview Rita spoke about the difficulty of a long distance relationship, which may have caused the rupture. Calvin decided not to conceal the truth from the fans, and wrote in a social network the following: “to prevent a wave of rumors and gossip, report – Rita recently broke up. She is very beautiful and talented girl and I wish her all the best”. Recall that the relationship of the couple began in March 2013. In early January, lovers came to an end. At the moment the grey-eyed handsome man has been noticed with country singer Taylor Swift.