Calvin Harris is non-religious.
He doesn’t appear to talk about religion at all except some odd tweets about Catholics. In one he states that he has “passed a ‘catholic supplies’ store.
And in another one, he could be making more of a comment on breakfast quality than on any religious figure:
"Saw Pope Benedict XVI checking into the Glasgow Marriott he must like the all you can eat breakfast buffet there, best in the world".
It seems reasonable that Harris would be Catholic considering 16% of the Scottish population adhered to that faith as of 2001.
Adam Richard Wiles was born on 17 January 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland.
Before fame he aspired to become a professional football player and began producing electronic music as a teenager. He makes his music on an old Amiga computer and he used sounds from computer games. At 17, he started working at a fish factory and in supermarkets to earn money for moving to London, hoping to learn from the local music scene.
When Harris was 18 he achieved success with the songs "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days".
Harris has written and produced tracks for recording artists that include Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole, Rita Ora, Example, and Rihanna. The latter's single, "We Found Love", was an international success, giving Harris his first US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Music teacher Solley says he's very proud of Harris, although he didn't consider him to be the most talentent of his students at the time.
'He was very quiet, extremely quiet, and he used to spend a lot of his lunchtimes in the school's music department because I think he preferred his own company,' Solley said.
When Harris was 18 he achieved success with the songs "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days". Both were released as 12 " club singles and CD-EPs by the label Prima Facie in early 2002 under the name "Stouffer". He released one song in 2004, "Let Me Know", with artist Ayah Marar. The song appears on The Unabombers' Electric Soul 2.
He owns the vanity label Fly Eye Records. His gold-selling debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and contained the top-ten singles, "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls". His second studio album, Ready for the Weekend (2009), reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and includes "I'm Not Alone", which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, the top-five hit "Ready for the Weekend", and the singles "Flashback" and "You Used to Hold Me".
In October 2012, Harris released his third studio album, 18 Months, which contained the singles, "Bounce", "Feel So Close", "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming Back", "Sweet Nothing", "Drinking from the Bottle", "I Need Your Love", and "Thinking About You". All of these singles reached the UK top 10. Harris has also written and produced tracks for other recording artists, including Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole, Rita Ora, Example, and Rihanna's internationally successful single, "We Found Love". Harris is set to release his fourth studio album, Motion, on 3 November 2014.
Harris holds the record for the most top ten hits from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with nine hits, surpassing Michael Jackson. According to Forbes, Harris was the highest paid DJ of 2013 and 2014.
- Groove Armada: Soundboy Rock tour (2007);
- Faithless: To All New Arrivals tour (2007);
- Ready for the Weekend tour (2009–10);
- Deadmau5 and Skrillex: Unhooked tour (2010);
- Rihanna: Last Girl on Earth Tour and Loud Tour (2011);
- Greater Than Tour (with Tiësto) (2013), UK and Ireland.
- Calvin Harris has his own label Fly Eye Records, which he established in 2009.
- According to Forbes, Harris was the highest-paid DJ of 2013 and 2014.
- Calvin Harris has broken Michael Jackson's record for the highest number of top ten hits from one album.
- Calvin’s music has appeared in loads of TV adverts, including ones for Coca-Cola, Pepsi Max and DFS sofas.
- He is one of the leading faces of Italian fashion house’s eyewear and watch collection, Emporio Armani.
Calvin Harris is non-religious.
- Sun Sign - Capricorn.
- Height is 196 cm.
- Hair color is blonde.
- Eye color is blue.
- He’s a prankster.
- He doesn’t like soft cheese.
- In 1999, Calvin started recording music demos in his bedroom.
- When he was younger, he aspired to be like Steve McManaman. "But I never had curly hair, so I got into music,” Harris told "Time Out". “If I'd had curly hair, things would've been different."
- He has worked with an incredible list of people – Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Dizzee Rascal, Kelis, Ellie Goulding, Ne-Yo, Cheryl Cole, Florence Welch, Example, LMFAO, Tinchy Stryder, Tiesto, Scissor Sisters, Rihanna and Swedish House Mafia to name a few. However he turned down Lady Gaga because he didn’t like the song he heard!
Quotes from others about the person
The teacher Solley said: 'He's certainly the most famous ex-pupil I've ever taught but I wouldn't say he was the most musically talented, and I'm sure he would laugh if he heard that".
"He was always a very quiet guy, very reserved and very polite, and he was particularly interested in techno", Gordon Maxwell, owner of Barnstorm Records in Dumfries.