- Birth name: Adam Richard Wiles
- Other names: Love Regenerator
- Date of birth: January 17, 1984
- Active years: 2002–present
- Occupation: Disk jockey, record producer, singer, and songwriter
- Genres: Electronic, Pop/Rock
- Styles: EDM, electro house, electropop, dance-pop, nu-disco
- Nationality: Scotland
Who is Calvin Harris?
Adam Richard Wiles, professionally known as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter from Dumfries, Scotland.
He is known for his singles “We Found Love,” “Summer,” “This Is What You Came For,” “Feel So Close,” “Outside,” “Feels,” and “One Kiss.”
He rose to prominence in the International scene with the release of his third studio album, 19 Months, in 2012. The album went on to top the UK charts and became his first studio album to climb the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, peaking at number 19.
He has released five studio albums and has his own record label, Fly Eye Records, which he created in 2010.
Calvin Harris Net Worth
In 2007, Calvin earned $7.8 million from his first album’s sales and then $27.5million more from the Groove Armada: Soundboy Rock tour.
Later, in 2009, his second album brought in $6.1 million in sales, and later on, he also earned about $15.7 million from supporting Rihanna’s Last Girl On Earth tour.
According to Forbes, Calvin Harris earned $46 million between the years 2012 and 2013.
Then in 2016, he accumulated a whopping $66 million, rising his estimated net worth to the impressive sum of $240 million now in 2020.
Calvin Harris Biography
Adam Richard Wiles was born on January 17, 1984, in Dumfries, Scotland, and is the youngest son among three children of biochemist David Wiles and his beloved wife, Pamela. He grew up in Dumfries, where he attended Dumfries High School.
Adam started to show great interest in electronic music during his teenage years. After High School, he started working in supermarkets and also in the local fish processing factory to be able to save up to purchase his first DJ gear. He began recording demos in 1999 in his bedroom.
At age 18, he released the songs Brighter Days and Da Bongos. After that, Adam moved to London with the intention of learning more about the music industry and going into music full time.
Adam was only able to release a few songs throughout his stay in London. For this reason, coupled with the lack of job opportunities and money, he had no choice but to go back home in Dumfries.
But he didn’t stop there, as he continued chasing his dream, he started to upload homemade recordings on his Myspace page. Adam’s popularity soon grew and caught the attention of Mark Gillespie, who signed him to his management company.
After taking the stage name Calvin Harris, and In 2006, he signed contracts with Three Six Zero Group, EMI, and Sony BMG, for management, publishing, and recording.
That same year, he generated a remix of the single ‘Rock Steady.’ in 2007, He went on to release his first album, titled I Created Disco, the album was certified Gold in the UK by British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on May 23, 2008.
The album was inspired by the 1980’s music, and it is known that Calvin wrote, produced, and performed all the 14 tracks in the album.
It debuted at number 8 on UK Albums Chart and climbed up as top UK Dance Albums. Its success got Calvin the attention of other renowned artists with whom he soon started to collaborate with on further projects.
On 14th of August 2009 he came through with his second studio album titled “Ready for the Weekend,” and it turned out to be even more successful than the first one, crowned y its lead single, I’m Not Alone, which hit the number one spot on the UK singles chart.
In 2011, Calvin went on tour with Rihanna to support the “European part of her Loud tour.” Calvin performed outstandingly on the tour and was called again for the Australian leg of the tour. He worked on several projects with Rihanna and also produced some tracks for her, such as “We Found Love,” which topped the charts in 27 countries worldwide.
The song became his first attempt to reach the top of the US chart. It later peaked at number 24 on the list of all-time top hundred songs of Billboard Hot 100.
The hit song received Gold and platinum certifications, which include 9× Platinum from the United States and 2× Platinum from United Kingdom (BPI).
Later that year, Calvin released the single ‘Feel So Close,’ which was the second song of his third album, ’18 Months and Moments,’ which was later released in October 2012.
The song was another of his debut solo to make it to the US Billboard Hot 100 climbing at number 12 despite it peaking at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
The album ’18 Months and moments’ saw Harris step away from vocals, instead and focus on the music production.
It earned Him his second consecutive number 1 album in his home country, and also brought the talented DJ enormous fame Internationally with millions of fans around the world who now can’t wait for his new songs.
The album featured many other famous artists by writing and producing successful tracks such as; “Summer, ” I Will Never Let You Down,” and “This Is What You Came For.”
Calvin has also been endorsed by top companies worldwide. He has worked on tracks for advertising campaigns for companies like ‘Coca-Cola’ and ‘Kia Motors’ and featured for other brands like ‘Pepsi’ and the Sol Republic. He is also the new face of Emporio Armani.
In addition to these impressive endorsement deals, Calvin Harris also launched his own record label, Fly Eye Records, in 2010. Later, in 2012, he signed a DJ residency deal with the luxurious resort known as Wynn Las Vegas for gigs at three of their locations.
Following the success of this first deal, Calvin signed another DJ residency deal with the Hakkasan Group in Las Vegas the following year. The contract was later extended for three more years in 2015.
That same year, Calvin became one of the co-owners of the music-streaming service Tidal.
Calvin’s Luxury Mansion and House
Calvin Harris owns an astonishing estate in Los Angeles; the mansion contains four-bedroom, seven bathrooms and includes a guest house, a vast edge pool, and a spa. There’s also a home theater and a gorgeous view from the hills of Southern California.
The interior combines elegance with modernity, a combination of the bamboo, dark mahogany floors, stone, and slate, give the mansion’s interior a feeling of the natural world. The estate cost the DJ around $9.9 million.
The millionaire DJ also owns an awesome luxurious McLaren MP4-12C with a price tag of $229,999.
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