Calvin Harris Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


24th January 2017

Fact: Taylor Swift's DJ ex Calvin Harris is hoping to trump the singer's hitmaking skills by releasing 10 singles this year. The This is What You Came For star made the announcement during a recent Twitter exchange with fans. One devotee asked Harris if he will be releasing any new songs this year, and the Scottish star responded, "10".


8th December 2016

Fact: YouTube's most viewed video in 2016 was Fifth Harmony's Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign. The video, which premiered on the site in February (16), has already garnered over a billion views and is still gaining. Calvin Harris' summer anthem This Is What You Came For ft. Rihanna landed in second place, also surpassing a billion views. Other popular videos include Hasta el Amanecer by Nicky Jam and Work by Rihanna ft. Drake.


28th April 2016

Fact: Calvin Harris and Rihanna have teamed up again on a new song called This is What You Came For. The track will officially be released on Friday (29Apr16). This marks the third time the DJ has joined forces with the R&B star, previously working on Where Have You Been and We Found Love, a song which became the longest-running number one single in America back in 2011.


4th August 2015

Quote: "That was the way that I decided to go on with my life. Not looking for anything, not necessarily being open to anything, and only being open to the idea that, if I found someone who would never try to change me, that would be the only person I could fall in love with. Because, you know, I was in love with my life." Taylor Swift, who is now in a relationship with DJ Calvin Harris, reveals how her attitude towards dating has changed.


4th July 2015

Fact: Taylor Swift threw a star-studded Fourth of July bash for her friends on Friday (03Jul15) at her Rhode Island estate, complete with flags, a pool party and giant waterslides. Her boyfriend, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, joined Swift to celebrate with guests including rockers Haim, and model Gigi Hadid.


2nd July 2015

Quote: "I'm not going to have that first instinct of jealousy vibe. It was a period of my life that I will value forever. But some things are just not meant to be. I don't want to make this just about him. Musically, it was an amazing experiment and let's just leave it at that." Rita Ora is not jealous of Taylor Swift dating her ex, DJ Calvin Harris. The British pop star split from Harris in June, 2014 after over a year together.


22nd June 2015

Tweet: "I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day." DJ Calvin Harris acknowledges girlfriend Taylor Swift's stance against Apple Music bosses' plans to allow subscribers to a new streaming service to listen to music for free as part of a trial. Her open letter prompted Apple bosses to change their stance on paying artists for streaming.


7th June 2015

Quote: "I've met him. I think he's amazing. I'm so glad that there's somebody she's found that can look at her like she's the sun of the whole world. She deserves that more than anybody I know. I'm happy for them." Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello approves of her pal Taylor Swift's new boyfriend, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.


10th May 2015

Fact: Taylor Swift took time out of the Asian leg of her 1989 world tour on Saturday (09May15) to return to California to support her DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris as he played at the star-studded Wango Tango music bash. The singer was photographed singing and dancing along at the front of the crowd as the Scot played his biggest hits, while rapper Big Sean served as his special guest, joining him onstage to perform their track Open Wide.


17th February 2015

Fact: Dj Calvin Harris is presenting Justin Bieber with a little competition in the underwear wars by posing in his briefs for Emporio Armani. The toned Scot's new modelling shots were posted online this week (begs16Feb15).


2nd February 2015

Quote: "I don't think I care about them that much to write a song about them." Pop star Rita Ora has no intention of using her music to dish the dirt on her previous lovers. The singer has been previously linked to Dj Calvin Harris and reality Tv star Rob Kardashian.


3rd November 2014

Fact: Scottish Dj Calvin Harris banked a cool $1 million (£625,000) this weekend (01-02Nov14) after performing at a private bash for rum brand Bacardi in Puerto Rico. The hitmaker hit the stage on Palomino Island on Sunday (02Nov14) alongside fellow acts Ellie Goulding and rapper Kendrick Lamar. The gig closed out a four-day party trip called the Bacardi Triangle.


2nd November 2014

Fact: To celebrate to the release of his new album Motion, Scottish Dj Calvin Harris organised a number of taxi rides in London, Manchester in England, and Glasgow, Scotland on Friday and Saturday (31Oct-01Nov14) so clubbers could be escorted home for free. The lucky partygoers listened to the album during their journey. Motion will be released next week (begs03Nov14).


28th October 2014

Quote: "It was the right guy at the wrong time. I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place. There's only so much you can do when you don't see each other. I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It's an incredible achievement. I couldn't do it." British pop star Rita Ora blames long distance for her failed romance with Dj Calvin Harris. The couple confirmed its split in June (14) and the singer has since started dating Ricky Hil, the rapper son of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger.


8th September 2014

Fact: Scottish Dj Calvin Harris has become the first British solo artist to pass one billion streams on Spotify.


21st July 2014

Fact: Music stars including Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Maroon 5 and Kylie Minogue are among the headliners named for the 2014 iTunes Festival in London. Also performing at the capital's Roundhouse venue in September (14) are British singer Sam Smith, DJ David Guetta, British rockers Kasabian and Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer.


7th April 2014

Fact: Hollywood action man Jason Statham has stepped behind the wheel to film an adrenaline-fulled car race sequence for Calvin Harris' latest music video. The Scottish Dj's promo for new song Summer features a guest appearance from The Expendables star, who is seen taking part in a dramatic drag race with the hitmaker.


2nd July 2013

Quote: "It's early. I'm not in love. But I'm definitely falling." Pop star Rita Ora opens up about her feelings for her new boyfriend, Scottish Dj Calvin Harris.


3rd June 2013

Fact: Scottish Dj Calvin Harris is setting up home in Los Angeles after purchasing a lavish $7 million (£4.5 million) mansion in the Hollywood Hills. The new house features four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a home theatre and boasts panoramic views of the city, reports Tmz.com.


22nd April 2013

Fact: Scottish Dj Calvin Harris has broken Michael Jackson's U.K. chart record to take the title for the most top 10 singles from one album. The producer scored his eighth big hit from his 2012 release 18 Months on Sunday (21Apr13) when I Need Your Love, his collaboration with British singer Ellie Goulding, reached number seven - beating the King of Pop, who previously racked up seven top 10 mentions from his 1987 classic Bad.


12th July 2011

Quote: "You know you have a big fan base if they stalk you. I need at least one stalker to know I've made it." Scottish Dj Calvin Harris doesn't mind over-eager fans.


16th June 2011

Quote: "Doing the frontman thing was never a very comfortable experience. Now I'm just Dj-ing and producing. The live show is not going to happen anymore." Scottish musician Calvin Harris is returning to his DJ roots after growing tired of showcasing his voice in concert.


30th March 2010

Quote: "It's great to be on there - it's going to be a good, dance music-based album." Calvin Harris has composed a new track for Kylie Minogue's next album.


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