Calvin Harris Net Worth $200 million
Calvin Harris salary $48,000,000
Calvin Harris Net Worth: How rich is Calvin Harris? & How much money is Calvin Harris worth? Time to find out!
Calvin Harris is a Scottish record producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter and his current net worth is $200 million.
Born as Adam Richard Wiles in Dumfries, Scotland, to David Wiles, a biochemist, and Pamela Wiles, a housewife, he has an older sister and an older brother.
Growing up he went to Dumfries High School before dropping out to stack shelves in supermarkets. He also used to work in a local fish processing factory in order to buy the gear he needed to DJ.
In 1999 he started recording bedroom demos after he became attracted to electronic music.
At 18 years old he released two songs, Da Bongos and Brighter Days. The Label Prima Facie released both songs as 12-inch singles and CD-EPs in 2002.
Having these two songs on his curriculum he moved to London, in hopes to learn from the local music scene.
During his time in London he only released one song, Let Me Know, with vocalist Ayah Marar.
He returned home because of the lack of job opportunities and money. While home he started posting homemade solo records to his Myspace profile.
Thanks to the records his popularity on the social media increased and caught the internet attention that prompted Mark Gillespie, a talent booker, to make Harris his company’s first signing.
Harries then signed contracts with Three Six Zero Group for management, with EMI for publishing and Sony BMG for recording.
Also in 2006, he produced a remix of All Saints’ single Rock Steady.
Then a year later he released his debut album, I Created Disco. Calvin produced, wrote and performed all 14 tracks from the album.
He went on a tour in United Kingdom to promote his debut album, supporting Faithless and Groove Armada.
His album reached #8 on the UK Albums Chart and #19 on the US Top Electronic Albums.
Because of his album’s success and caught the attention of Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. His records passed on to Minogue by another record producer.
Minogue liked it and offered him to produce and co-write two songs on her 2007 album.
Then in 2009 he released his second album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart.
How did Calvin Harris get famous?
His popularity increased with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months. The album became his first to chart on the US Billboard 200 chart after it topped the UK charts.
All eight of the album’s singles like “, “Feel So Close”, “Let’s Go”, “We’ll Be Coming Back”, “Sweet Nothing”, topped in the UK.
After the singles topped, he broke the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with nine entries, surpassing Michael Jackson.
How does Calvin Harris make money?
So far he released five studio albums with many them reaching number one in the UK charts.
Throughout his career, he has collaborated with various recording artists such as Rihanna, with whom he collaborated three times.
As of 2014 he became the first artist to place three songs simultaneously on the top 10 of Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
He also became the first British solo artist to reach more than one billion streams on Spotify.
For his work in the music industry he received many awards and nominations such as three Brit Awards, and four Grammy nominations.
Since 2013 he tops Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid DJs. He also runs his own record label, Fly Eye Records.