Calvin Harris: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Calvin Harris: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Calvin Harris. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Calvin Harris. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Adam Richard Wiles

Born: January 17, 1984

Origin: Dumfries, Scotland

Other names: Love Regenerator

Genres: EDM – Electro house – Electro pop – Dance pop – Nu-disco

Zodiac: Capricorn

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Early Start

  • Adam Richard Wiles’ parents was a biochemist father, and a housewife mother.
  • Buying DJ equipment was his main goal after leaving school. He stocked supermarket shelves and worked in a fish processing factory.
  • As a teenager, he became fascinated with electronic music and began recording demos in his bedroom.
  • “Da Bongos” and “Brighter Days” were the two songs he released when he was 18. Under the name “Stouffer”, both singles and CD-EPs were released in early 2002 by the label Prima Facie.



Career Journey

  • 2007: Harris’s debut album, I Created Disco, was released since he started working on the album in 2006.
  • 2008: Harris produced and sang the hook on the single “Dance wiv Me” by rapper Dizzee Rascal which became a chart-topping hit in UK Singles Chart.
  • 2009: Harris’s second album, Ready for the Weekend, was released which was BPI gold certified and peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
  • 2010:”You Used to Hold Me” was released as the fourth and final single from the album and it managed to soar to UK Singles Chart top 27 spot.
  • 2011: Harris debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart with the single “Bounce”, the first single from his upcoming album, a collaboration with Kelis
  • 2012: “Let’s Go” featuring Ne-Yo, the third single from the album, was released and soared to UK Singles Chart second highest rank.
  • 2013: Harris and Swedish DJ Alesso released a collaborative single with synthpop duo Hurts called “Under Control” as the first single from his fourth album which topped UK charts.
  • 2014: Harris’ sixth UK number-one single, “Summer,” premiered on Capital FM in the UK
  • 2015: His fourth album, Motion, was released which housed previously released singles “Under Control”, “Summer”, “Blame”, and “Outside”
  • 2016: Harris launched the single titled “This Is What You Came For” with Rihanna.
  • 2017: American singer-songwriter Frank Ocean and other hip hop group Migos collaborated on the song “Slide”
  • 2018: Harris and PartyNextDoor collaborated on the dancehall-influenced track “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready”. He released “One Kiss” with Dua Lipa.
  • 2019: His next single “Giant” was released in collaboration with English singer Rag’n’Bone Man.
  • 2020: The song entitled “Over Now” with Canadian singer The Weeknd was released.
  • 2021: “By Your Side” featuring Tom Grennan came out to the public.
  • 2022: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 was released that featured Charlie Puth, Swae Lee, Pusha T, Normani, Halsey, Tinashe, and Justin Timberlake, among others.



Awards & Recognition

  • He won 18 Brit Award nominations–winning British Producer of the Year and British Single of the Year in 2019
  • five Grammy nominations including a win for Best Music Video in 2013.
  • received a Ivor Novello Award (2013)
  • named the Top Dance/Electronic Artist at the Billboard Music Awards (2015)



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Calvin once had a job at a fish factory then got laid off and moved to a new job at a Safeway store.
  • He prefers long pants so he doesn’t wear shorts in public.
  • He even hasn’t worn a vest.




Artist’s Favorites

Places to perform:  Australia and Las Vegas
Football Team:  Queen of the South (QoS)
Fruit:  Watermelon



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Calvin Harris:

One Kiss (with Dua Lipa)

Length: 3:34

Release: 2018

Opening Lyrics:

One kiss is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me
I look like all you need
Let me take the night, I love real easy
And I know that you’ll still wanna see me
On the Sunday morning, music real loud
Let me love you while the moon is still out
Something in you, lit up heaven in me
The feeling won’t let me sleep
‘Cause I’m lost in the way you move, the way you feel
One kiss is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me
I look like all you need
One kiss is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me
I look like all you need

More Songs to Listen to:

Calvin Harris: Top 5 Songs



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