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Who is Calvin Harris?
Calvin Harris is the highest-paid DJ and has an enormous but well-deserved net worth. A look at his wiki and career growth and one can be sure that Calvin Harris is indeed a great singer, songwriter, DJ, and record producer of his time.
Calvin Harris and his rapidly growing career and net worth
Calvin started in 2006 when he was discovered pouring melodies on MySpace. Soon he signed with three record companies and produced a remix which was well-received. He then released his debut album with the name I created Disco in June 2007. It was his sole venture having written, performed, and produced the song. It was certified gold and he also did a tour for its promotion. It was on no. 8 in UK charts.
He got several offers for collaborations which he successfully accomplished. His second album Ready for the Weekend was an August 2009 release. He got a nomination for it and also posted YouTube videos for its promotion. He had accused Chris Brown of plagiarism and later his name was credited on the song.
2011 to 2013 saw him gain international fame and acclaim. He collaborated with more renowned singing stars and made more music. He was the house DJ at the 2012 MTV music awards show and also received a number of awards and honors for its various soulful songs.
He released more albums and these also got their due appreciation. He is going in for his sixth studio album.
A glimpse of Calvin Harris’ early life and childhood
Calvin was born as Adam Richard Wiles in Dumfries, Scotland on 17 January 1984. His father David was a biochemist whereas his mother Pamela was a homemaker. He is the youngest with two older siblings: a sister Sophie and brother Edward. He was a student of Dumfries High School. In order to get the apparatus for DJ, he did odd jobs such as work in a supermarket and local fish processing factory.
Calvin was attracted to music in his teens and used to do bedroom demos in 1999. At age 18, he already had released two songs. He relocated to London for learning more music there. But since his career did not pick up there and he did not have sufficient funds, he returned home. However, he did not get dejected and began posting his music on My Space and got noticed and rest is history!
His annual earnings are in two digits and in millions. He has accumulated a net worth of more than 100 million dollars through his DJing, songs, collaborations, endorsements and the like. This high net-worth singer once told in an interview:
“I’m just gonna do whatever I want. I’m gonna spend all the money I’m making in Vegas on features. I’m gonna get everyone to help out. I’m gonna put Young Thug on a motown funk tune, because no one else will. It’s a waste of money.”
Calvin Harris and personal life
Calvin Harris had a couple of relationships with females in the music field but they split. He was dating Rita Ora from April 2013 to June 2014. From March 2015 to June 2016, he was going steady with Taylor Swift but that too did not last.