Slacker Logo

Calvin Harris

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

Dance producer Calvin Harris went from posting his music online to producing material for Rihanna and selling millions under his own name within a few years. A talented remixer and DJ as well, he has won Grammys and MTV VMA awards, broke Michael Jackson's record for the most U.K. Top Ten singles from one album, and was named Forbes' highest-earning DJ in 2013. Born on January 17, 1984 in the southern Scotland city of Dumfries, Harris was first attracted to electronic music in his teens and was recording bedroom demos by 1999. Two of these songs, "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days," were released as a 12" club single and CD-EP by the Prima Facie label in early 2002 under the artist name Stouffer. With that single to his credit, the still teenaged Harris moved from Scotland to London, but as a very small fish in one of the world's largest and most competitive ponds, Harris floundered; only one of his songs was released during his time in London, "Let Me Know" with vocalist Ayah on the Unabombers' 2004 live-mix CD Electric Soul, Vol. 2. Returning home to Dumfries, Harris began posting homemade solo recordings to his MySpace page. An A&R representative from EMI liked what he heard and signed Harris to the label in 2006. Following a pair of successful singles, Harris released his debut album, I Created Disco, in the summer of 2007. It featured two Top Ten hits ("Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls"), and climbed high in the album charts. Along with his work as a solo artist, including touring in front of a full live band, Harris quickly became an in-demand remixer -- working on singles by Jamiroquai, Groove Armada, All Saints, and CSS. He also wrote and produced songs for Kylie Minogue's 2007 comeback album, and collaborated with Dizzee Rascal on "Dance wiv Me," which reached number one in the U.K. "I'm Not Alone," the first single from his second album, also hit number one upon release in April 2009, as did the album when it appeared that August. That album, Ready for the Weekend, topped the U.K. albums chart and peaked at number 12 on Billboard's U.S. dance/electronic chart. Through 2011, Harris took on production work for Example, Tinchy Stryder, and Rihanna ("We Found Love," a quadruple-platinum hit in the U.S.), while he also issued two more of his own singles (the Kelis collaboration "Bounce" and "Feel So Close"). Harris' third solo album, 18 Months, was a collaboration-filled affair that featured "We Found Love" and "Bounce," plus vocal spots from Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch, and Ne-Yo, among others. It was released in October 2012, hit number one on the U.K. albums chart, and reached number 19 in the U.S. Nine singles from the album went Top Ten in the U.K. -- an astonishing feat. The following May, his songwriting was acknowledged when he was given the top Ivor Novello Award. Forbes reported that he was the highest-earning DJ of 2013; according to the publication, he made 46 million U.S. dollars -- 14 million more than runner-up Tiësto. Harris continued to roll. Each one of the first three singles from 2014's Motion topped the U.K. pop chart, while the album itself debuted at number two in the U.K. and at number five in the U.S. A successful collaboration with Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love," followed in 2015. The song was a hit, reaching number two in the U.K. and number one in Australia, and securing Harris his eighth Top Ten on the Billboard Dance chart, the most for any artist up until that point. The next year he returned with another collaboration with Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For," his highest-charting track on the Billboard Hot 100. ~ Stewart Mason
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Calvin Harris

false

    1 song

    On Air

    My Way

    15 songs

    On Air

    Motion

    15 songs

    On Air

    I Created Disco

    14 songs

    On Air

    Ready for the Weekend

    14 songs

    On Air

    I Created Disco

    5 songs

    On Air

    Blame (Remixes)

    3 songs

    On Air

    Pray to God (Remixes)

    4 songs

    On Air

    How Deep Is Your Love (Remixes)

    4 songs

    On Air

    Blame (Remixes)

    4 songs

    On Air

    Summer (Remixes)

    6 songs

    On Air

    Thinking About You

    6 songs

    On Air

    You Used To Hold Me

    6 songs

    On Air

    Bounce

    6 songs

    On Air

    Feel So Close EP

    5 songs

    On Air

    Sweet Nothing

    4 songs

    On Air

    This Is What You Came For (Remixes)

    8 songs

    On Air

    I'm Not Alone

    4 songs

    On Air

    Ready for the Weekend

    7 songs

    On Air

    We'll Be Coming Back

    1 song

    On Air

    This Is What You Came For

    1 song

    On Air

    How Deep Is Your Love (DJ Snake Remix)

    2 songs

    On Air

    Pray to God (Remixes)

    1 song

    On Air

    C.U.B.A

    1 song

    On Air

    Pray to God (Calvin Harris vs Mike Pickering Hacienda Remix)

See All Albums

Top Songs by
Calvin Harris

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Feel So Close
  3.   I Need Your Love
  4.   Summer
  5.   Sweet Nothing
  6.   Blame
  7.   Let's Go
  8.   This Is What You Came For
  9.   How Deep Is Your Love
  10.   Outside
  11.   Pray to God
  12.   Thinking About You
  13.   My Way
  14.   Colours
  15.   Flashback
  16.   Ready for the Weekend by Dave Aude
  17.   Open Wide
  18.   We'll Be Coming Back
  19.   C.U.B.A.
  20.   You Used to Hold Me
  21.   I'm Not Alone
  22.   Bounce
  23.   Here 2 China featuring Dillon Francis
  24.   Acceptable in the 80s
  25.   Slow Acid
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
Calvin Harris

    On Air

    Calvin Harris: DNA

    On Air

    Dance Hits

    On Air

    Top 50 Dance/Electronic Songs of 2015

    On Air

    Electronic

    On Air

    Today's Hits

    On Air

    Ellie Goulding: The Count Up

    On Air

    Pop Remix

    On Air

    Top 50 Dance/Electronic Songs of 2014

    On Air

    New Pop Now

    On Air

    Slacker 20: All About the Benjamins

    On Air

    Party Hits

    On Air

    The Slacker Top 40

    On Air

    Alesso: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Club Hits

    On Air

    Summer 2016: The Hot 25

    On Air

    Top 50 Pop Songs of 2014

    On Air

    EDM A-Z

    On Air

    BPM Workout

    On Air

    Dance Workout

    On Air

    Fired Up Pop

    On Air

    Taylor Swift: DNA

    On Air

    New Electronic Now

    On Air

    30 Under 30

    On Air

    Rihanna: The Count Up

See All Stations & Shows

Artists Related to
Calvin Harris

On Air

David Guetta

On Air

Ellie Goulding

On Air

Avicii

On Air

Zedd

On Air

Rihanna

On Air

Swedish House Mafia

On Air

Flo Rida

On Air

Skrillex

On Air

Tiësto

On Air

Deadmau5

On Air

Steve Aoki

On Air

Pitbull

On Air

Maroon 5

On Air

Daft Punk

On Air

The Chainsmokers

On Air

Kaskade

On Air

Afrojack

On Air

Katy Perry

On Air

Selena Gomez

On Air

Bruno Mars

On Air

Nero

On Air

OneRepublic

On Air

Justin Timberlake

On Air

Taylor Swift

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |