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Calvin Harris (born 17.1.1984)
Calvin Harris is a Scottish musician who has had a number one hit single in the UK with his collaboration with Dizzee Rascal, 'Dance Wiv Me'.

Early Music Career: Calvin Harris released two popular club "12 singles when he was 21. 'Da Bongos' and 'Brighter Days' were released under the name of Stouffer on the Prima Facie label.

In 2004, he released a track with Ayah that was featured on The Unabombers' Electric Soul 2.

In 2006, Calvin Harris signed a publishing deal with EMI as well as a recording contract with Sony BMG. His music came to prominence after he posted it on his MySpace page. At the time of his discovery, Harris had moved back to Dumfries from London after failing to find work in the capital.

Rise To Fame: Calvin Harris' first album I Created Disco was released in 2007. Musically, it was largely influenced by electro music of the 1980s. Harris promoted the album by touring the UK in support of Groove Armada and Faithless.

The first single from the album was 'Vegas'. It was released on limited edition vinyl. The follow-up single, 'Acceptable In The 80s' was not on limited release and was Harris' first single to reach the charts. The track reached the top 10 and remained in the top 40 for 15 weeks.

'The Girls' was the next single from the album and it reached the top five in the UK. The fourth release, 'Merrymaking At My Place', fared less well, only reaching number 43.

The Dragonettes covered 'The Girls' and renamed it 'The Boys'. Their version of the song was chosen for Karl Lagerfeld's Spring / Summer collection catwalk show.

In 2007, Calvin Harris worked with Kylie Minogue. He produced and co-wrote 'Heart Beat Rock' and 'In My Arms' on her album X.

Calvin Harris has also collaborated with the Mitchell Brothers and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Harris claimed, in an interview with Fearne Cotton on BBC Radio 1, that he had turned down the opportunity of working with Lady GaGa because he disliked the demo that he was sent of her music.

In 2008, Harris' collaboration with Dizzee Rascal, 'Dance Wiv Me' went to number one in the UK singles charts. The pair performed the track acoustically at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival, for the BBC.

The master tracks for Harris second album were apparently briefly lost when his bags went missing as part of the widely reported problems during the opening weeks of London's Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Harris has since stated that he fabricated the story in order to buy some more time to finish the record.

The debut single from Calvin Harris's second album was released in April 2009. 'I'm Not Alone' became Harris' second number one in the UK. The track received its debut airplay on the Pete Tong show on Radio 1.

The second single from the album is 'Ready For The Weekend', featuring Mary Pearce.

Calvin Harris has also remixed tracks by the likes of CSS, Primal Scream and Kaiser Chiefs.



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Calvin Harris Raps Along To Kanye West Before Partying With Kim Kardashian


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If you weren't already sure whose side Calvin Harris was on in the Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian feud, the Scottish DJ made things pretty clear over the weekend. On Saturday Harris shared videos on his Snapchat account showing him miming along to Kanye West’s ‘The Part’, then later that night he was pictured hanging out with Kim at Jennifer Lopez’s birthday party.

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Did Things Start To Go Wrong Between Calvin Harris And Taylor Swift As Far Back As February?


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Problems between Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are now reported to have started as early as February, months before they announced their break-up in May. Swift is said to have been frustrated with Harris after he refused to accompany her to the Grammy awards where she was nominated for album of the year.

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A source told The Sun: “There isn’t a better award you can get than a Grammy Album of the Year. It’s the ultimate accolade you can receive as a musician. If you’re the kind of guy who doesn’t want to stand by your woman on an important night like that then you’ll also be the kind of guy that gets a bit p***ed off when your woman’s getting toasted for the biggest track of your career for the past five years.”

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Katy Perry Returns With Olympic Anthem 'Rise'


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Katy Perry has taken fans by surprise by dropping brand new single ‘Rise’, her first new music in nearly three years. The track is the anthem for NBC's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics which begin in Rio de Janeiro next month.

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Did Katy Perry Just Get Involved In Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris' Drama?


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Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift’s break-up got a lot messier earlier this week, when it was revealed that Swift co-wrote Harris’ track ‘This Is What You Came For’. On Tuesday (July 13) Harris confirmed the news on Twitter with a series of tweets, some of which weren't too complimentary towards his ex and one which mentioned her rumoured foe Katy Perry.

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After confirming that Swift did co-write the track, Harris accused his ex’s team of trying to make him look bad. He then tweeted: “I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do. I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it.”

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Calvin Harris Slams Taylor Swift For Trying To 'Bury' Him Over Songwriting Debacle


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It's confirmed: Taylor Swift DID co-wrote the new Calvin Harris track 'This Is What You Came For' under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg. Her team have just settled that bit of gossip, but Calvin is definitely not happy about it and has accused her of deliberately trying to make him look bad.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift DID help write 'This Is What You Came For'

Calvin released the single 'This Is What You Came For' featuring Rihanna earlier this year, while he was still dating Taylor, as part of his upcoming album project. Rumours arose recently that Taylor helped out on the track under a Scandinavian nom de plume, but Calvin has launched a scathing attack on Twitter amid a few backhanded compliments over the singer deciding to come clean about it all. 

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Is Tom Hiddleston Planning To Propose To Taylor Swift?


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The whole world has watched their new relationship develop at breakneck speed over the last four weeks, but new reports indicate that Tom Hiddleston might be about to pop the question to his girlfriend Taylor Swift.

Alhough they only got together last month, the celebrity coupling that has become referred to as 'Swiddleston' have been spotted looking totally wrapped up in each other for weeks now. They’re currently in Australia, where Hiddleston is working on the set of Thor: Ragnarok, but now rumours indicate he might have another thing on his mind.

Sources close to the Avengers actor, 35, suggested to Us Weekly on Wednesday (July 13th) that he is “planning to propose” to the ‘Shake It Off’ singer, 26, revealing that the two of them both want children.

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Did Taylor Swift Secretly Pen 'This Is What You Came For' With Calvin Harris?


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Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s recent smash hit ‘This is What You Came For’ may have had an unlikely co-writer, the DJ’s ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. The idea that Swift shares writing credits on the track started as a fan rumour, but now TMZ claims it’s true and may have even led to their break-up.

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T In The Park - Day 3

Calvin Harris seen headlining the main stage on the second day of T In The Park 2016. Scotland, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th July 2016

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Calvin Harris About To Drop 'Cheating Track' About Taylor Swift And Tom Hiddleston


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Fan theories have long held that Taylor Swift frequently writes lyrics for her hit songs about ex-boyfriends. Well, now it might be Calvin Harris’ turn to get in the first blow, as a new report claims that he’s about to release a ‘cheating track’ about Swift and her new beau Tom Hiddleston.

TMZ claims that the 32 year old Scottish DJ is about drop a new track ‘Ole’ on Friday (July 8th), which reveal his sorrow and anger about his break-up with Swift. In addition, Harris also believes that she cheated on him with British actor Hiddleston while they were still together.

Calvin HarrisNewly-single Calvin Harris in June 2016

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Taylor Swift Celebrates Fourth Of July Weekend With New Man Tom Hiddleston


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Taylor Swift’s annual 4th of July parties have in recent years served not only as a great way for famous folks to celebrate Independence Day, but also as a way for British men to learn about the American holiday. Last year it was Scottish DJ Calvin Harris who went red, white and blue with Taylor and this year her new man, English actor Tom Hiddleston, is getting in on the act.

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Wendy Williams Weighs In On Tom Hiddleston's Romance With Taylor Swift: "He's An Opportunist"


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Everyone seems to have an opinion on Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s blossoming romance, but few are as forthright as Wendy Williams. On Monday (June 27) the host discussed their romance in detail on the ‘Hot Topics’ segment of her talk show and it seems she’s not totally convinced by their love.

Taylor Swift and Tom HiddlestonTaylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s romance has caught the attention of Wendy Williams.

"So, Taylor swift and this new boyfriend of hers, Tom Hiddleston, apparently they're getting serious,” she began. "I know. It's only been three weeks. And she's 26. That's old enough to understand—like, you don't show your feelings on your sleeve in three weeks, you know? And he's a 30-something.”

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Calvin Harris Arriving At The Gym

Calvin Harris - Calvin Harris arriving at the gym in West Hollywood at West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 17th June 2016

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IHeartRadio Music Awards - Arrivals

Calvin Harris - iHeartRadio Music Awards - Arrivals at The Forum - Inglewood, California, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016

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The Heart Radio Music Awards 2016

Calvin Harris - The !Heart Radio Music Awards 2016 Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 4th April 2016

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Calvin Harris - Celebrities attend iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum. at The Forum - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 4th April 2016

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Calvin Harris

Date of birth

17th February, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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