The Scottish DJ's hit track 'Summer' has been streamed more than 160 million times worldwide.
Calvin Harris is proving why he is one of the biggest British music stars once again as he recently earned a very rare achievement. The Scottish DJ has reached his 1 billionth stream on Spotify, making him the first U.K. solo artist to do so, beating the likes of Paul McCartney, Adele and Elton John.
Harris is the first U.K. solo artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify
Although fans may be able to purchase the tracks for a very low fee, Harris has managed to rake in a whopping $7 million in royalties due to his success on the Swedish music platform, but a chunk of these earnings will obviously go to his record label, Columbia, and his fellow collaborators.
This achievement was made possible due to the success of Harris' recent hit single 'Summer,' which has been streamed more than 160 million times worldwide.
"This is a landmark achievement for Calvin and deserved recognition that he is in the elite tier of global artists," Columbia Records UK co-president Mark Terry said. "His recent level of success has been extraordinary and something that all of us here at Columbia are very proud to be part of."
Steve Savoca, Spotify's vice-president of content and distribution, added, "We would like to congratulate Calvin Harris on reaching the huge milestone of a billion streams on Spotify, conclusive proof if any were needed that he is one of the most popular artists on Spotify."
This accolade comes only weeks after Forbes named the 30 year-old star the world's highest-paid DJ for the second year running, earning $66 million over the last year. His annual income was more than double of fellow world renowned DJ's David Guetta and Avicii.