Forbes Name Calvin Harris The World's Highest-Paid DJ For Second Year Running

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Calvin Harris is once again on top of the DJ ladder as he has earned the title of the world's highest-paid DJ for the second year running. And the 30 year-old hitmaker achieved this by eclipsing his own earnings from the previous 12 months.

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Harris topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid DJ's

Harris topped Forbes' list by raking in a whopping $66 million over the last year, mainly due to writing and producing songs for the likes of Rita Ora, Rihanna and Kesha, as well as securing a two-year residential deal at Las Vegas' megaclub Hakkasan.

He previously finished No.1 on the list in 2013 by earning $46 million.

Harris is also a frequent headliner at many gigs and festivals throughout the year, playing a total of 125 shows in Forbes' scoring period. Upon hearing the honour, he told the publication, "The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years. I happened to be in the right place at the right time."

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"I like to think I don't have an ego [that's] like you need to be number one-the best, the DJ of all time," he continued. "I want to be the number one songwriter-producer guy of all time."

"We've gone past the point of where a DJ plays someone else's records and that's it," Hakkasan head Neil Moffitt added. "Calvin Harris is an international songwriter, record seller, music producer and collaborator."

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French DJ David Guetta lands in second place, earning $30 million, and tied for the third spot were Avichii and Tiesto, who closely followed with $28 million. Steve Aoki rounded off the top five, raking in $23 million.


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