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.
Taylor Swift could be about to become very LUCKY in love
As soon a pop partnership Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift got together, we knew it wouldn’t be longer before the two of them as an ordinary couple wasn’t enough for fans. And now, mere months into their relationship, gossip columns are ablaze with the prospect of an imminent engagement announcement from the pair.
Music's biggest couple could be about to become part of music's biggest marriage
According to The Mirror, the Scottish DJ - who isn’t short of a bob or two - is preparing to shell out a whopping $500,000 on a fancy sparkler for the Bad Blood songstress.
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'X Factor' judge Rita Ora has broken up with partner Ricky Hil, son of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger.
'R.I.P' hitmaker Rita Ora has ended her year-long romance with fashion heir Ricky Hil to focus on her new 'X Factor' career, a friend of the singer has confirmed.
'R.I.P' Rita's latest relationship
Speaking to MailOnline yesterday (Saturday July 18), the source said Rita, 24, has been seeking support from close pals after she and Ricky, 25, quietly ended their relationship a few weeks ago.
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The transatlantic couple may have only been dating for a few months, but Harris is well and truly smitten.
In recent months Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has become one half of one of the world’s most talked about couples as his relationship with American singer Taylor Swift plays out in the public eye. But the 31 year old isn't too bothered about all the attention, instead he's busy being ‘insanely happy’ with his mega famous girlfriend.
Calvin Harris says he’s ‘insanely happy’ dating Taylor Swift.
Speaking about the couple's realtionship to Kiss FM this past week Harris said, "There's been a whole bunch of times where we've been hanging out and nobody's caught it, it's not like every single time we go out we get a photograph taken, that's not the case. But for me it could still be a lot worse and I'd still be like insanely happy with it, so I'm good with it.”
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Calvin Harris and electronic trio Disciples Disciples have launched the collaborative first single and major summer anthem - 'How Deep Is You Love' - from Harris' as yet untitled fifth album.
The ‘Shake it Off’ singer and her famous pals celebrated Independence Day in style, along with her new beau Calvin Harris.
If you spent your fourth of July weekend eating burnt hotdogs and watching underwhelming fireworks in the backyard then be prepared to feel very jealous of Taylor Swift. The singer pulled out all the stops this weekend to give her pals a fourth to remember, hosting a lavish bash at her Rhode Island home.
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Calvin Harris shared a photograph of his rumoured girlfriend Taylor Swift barbecuing on Instagram on Friday (3rd July).
Considering Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are two of the biggest names in pop, we know surprisingly little about their blossoming relationship. The couple have been dating for a number of months yet they keep details of their relationship largely away from social media. Harris and Swift’s fans were over the moon when Harris shared a picture of Swift on Instagram on Friday (3rd July).
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris in New York in May.
Taylor Swift has shared an adorable snap with her rumoured beau Calvin Harris. The two enjoyed an afternoon in the pool alongside an inflatable swan.
Taylor Swift’s romance with Calvin Harris seems to be going well. The ‘Bad Blood’ singer posted a cute picture of the two enjoying a pool on none other than a giant inflatable swan. Swift was pictured sitting behind Harris, who was at the head of the swan, with her legs wrapped round his hips. She pointed triumphantly into the air whilst Harris shielded his eyes with one hand and gazed off into the distance. The two looked remarkably comfortable in each other’s company.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris photographed holding hands in New York in May.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Shares Adorable Pool Picture With Calvin Harris
Ellie Goulding is the new face of MAC cosmetics and has helped design her own range which will be available later on this year.
Ellie Goulding has announced she has been working with MAC on her own cosmetics range. The singer shared the news – and a couple of preview pictures – on Instagram on Thursday (4th June). In the pictures, Goulding has a slight 70s vibe with her hair billowing from her face in loose curls and her hands planted firmly on her hips.
Ellie Goulding is the latest celebrity to represent MAC.
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She performed I Will Never Let You Down, a former collaboration between her and ex Calvin Harris
Rita Ora told the crowd just what she thought of her song that almost didn't make it
First there was Calvin’s tweet explaining that the pair had gone their separate ways: a public revelation that Rita was reportedly not prepared for.
Endangered birds and local opposition had threatened to derail the move to the new site at Strathallan Castle, but the local council gave the organisers the nod on Tuesday.
Following an uncertain few weeks, T In The Park has been given the go-ahead for its new site at Strathallan Castle.
The BBC reported that a 90 minute meeting of the Perth and Kinross Council on Tuesday resulted in unanimous support for the application submitted by DF Concerts, which lasts for three years and is subject to a handful of conditions.
Calvin Harris is one of the big names at this year's T In The Park
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Date of birth
17th February, 1984