He has released five studio albums and runs his own record label, Fly Eye Records , which he founded in His debut studio album, I Created Disco , was released in June In , Harris rose to international prominence with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months , which topped the UK Albums charts and became his first album to chart on the US Billboard , peaking at number All eight of the album's singles reached the top 10 in the UK, breaking the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with eight entries, surpassing Michael Jackson 's record.
In , he released his fourth studio album, Motion , which debuted at number two in the UK and number five in the US. In , he released his fifth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.
He appeared on Debrett's list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom. He was first attracted to electronic music in his teens and began recording bedroom demos in I thought people might not know if I was black or not. After that, I was stuck with it. Harris's debut album, I Created Disco , was released in June He started working on the album in after he moved back from living in London to his hometown of Dumfries , Scotland.
The album contained uptempo electroclash songs that were influenced by music from the s. The song, " Vegas ", was issued on limited edition vinyl. The first wide-release single from the album was released in March The third and final release from the album, " Merrymaking at My Place ", reached number The same year, Harris caught the attention of Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue after his recordings had been passed on to her by another record producer.
Harris said that working with Minogue was "surreal, but fun" although he admitted to Mixmag in to "needing a few drinks before meeting her". Harris also produced a remix of the second single "4th of July Fireworks " from Kelis ' album Flesh Tone. In , Harris collaborated with rapper Dizzee Rascal on his single " Dance wiv Me ", producing the track and singing the hook.
The single reached number one in the UK and has been certified platinum by the BPI, selling , copies. Harris's second album, Ready for the Weekend , was released in August and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, being certified gold by the BPI within two months of release. The follow-up single, " Ready for the Weekend ", reached number three. On 8 February , " You Used to Hold Me " was released as the fourth and final single from the album. I'd like to think of someone who's better-looking, a better singer, better dancer to be the frontperson for the song.
Harris also produced Dizzee Rascal's next single titled " Holiday ", which reached number one on the UK singles chart. He later apologised on Twitter. Festival short for L. Festival Presents Calvin Harris. Rihanna was quoted as saying, "Calvin is the perfect fit for the Loud Tour. He is going to bring something unique and fun for the fans. The track had its premiere on 15 September and was released in the UK on 6 November Harris released the single " Bounce ", the first single from his upcoming album, a collaboration with Kelis that debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart in June Blige 's album My Life II The Journey Continues The song was released as the album's fifth single on 5 July It was serviced to radio in the UK on 2 July Featuring rapper Example , it peaked at number two in the UK.
His third studio album, 18 Months , was released on 29 October On 7 October , Harris and Swedish DJ Alesso released a collaborative single with synthpop duo Hurts called " Under Control " as the first single from his fourth album.
On 18 May , the song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart , two weeks after his song "Summer" debuted at the top of the charts. In April , Harris performed on the main stage of Coachella Festival.
Dre and Snoop Dogg which featured a hologram of Tupac Shakur. The third single, " Blame ", was a collaboration with vocalist John Newman. His fourth album, Motion , was released on 4 November On 21 February , he announced the song " Slide ", his collaboration with American singer-songwriter Frank Ocean and hip hop group Migos.
The song was released on 25 February The song features his first time singing on a track since his single " My Way ". It peaked at number 29 in the UK. He topped Forbes' Highest-Paid DJs of , becoming his sixth consecutive year to top the list — His next single " Giant ", a collaboration with English singer Rag'n'Bone Man was released in January , peaking in the top 10 in several countries, including at number 2 in the UK.
In , Harris went on "rediscover the way he originally began producing music 22 years ago" and released two EPs, Love Regenerator 1 and Love Regenerator 2 , under his Love Regenerator alias. Following his professed disinterest in his single "My Way",  Harris transitioned to funk on his fifth studio album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.
In , Harris stated that Jamiroquai and Fatboy Slim had inspired him to make music. In , Harris was featured in the Pepsi Max commercial for their football campaign. He was also named the worldwide testimonial of the Emporio Armani eyewear and watch collection. The images, shot by Lachlan Bailey, were released in July Harris also serves as the Group's music consultant for its restaurants, nightclubs and hotels, globally.
On 30 March , Harris was announced as a co-owner, along with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal. The service specialises in lossless audio and high definition music videos. Rapper Jay Z acquired the parent company of Tidal, Aspiro , in the first quarter of In February , Harris teamed up with several other artists including Rihanna and Coldplay to perform at a charity concert with all proceeds from the show going to the Children's Orthopaedic Center at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
The situation in Myanmar has been deemed "beyond critical" by Amnesty International. Harris stopped drinking alcohol in stating "I wasn't an alcoholic or anything like that," he said "but it was clearly affecting what I do.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Harris performing at Rock in Rio in Madrid in July Dumfries , Scotland. DJ record producer singer songwriter. EDM  electro house  electropop  dance-pop  nu-disco . Piano keyboards synthesiser guitar bass guitar sampler sequencer vocals. See also: List of awards and nominations received by Calvin Harris. Main article: I Created Disco. Main article: Ready for the Weekend album. Main article: 18 Months.
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