Calvin Harris was super-keen to answer questions for his Top 100 DJs profile in previous years when he was establishing himself as a DJ rather than a pop singer, but this year he was uncontactable. Which is a shame, as his leap of 15 places in this year's poll reflects the fact that it's been a bumper year for him — in terms of both his productions and his DJ gigs. Most of the tracks from his '18 Months' album — featuring Kelis, Ne-Yo, Ellie Goulding and Rihanna amongst others — have been released as singles and have sold by the bucketload.
Remarkably, '18 Months' is the first album in history to have nine Top 10 singles in the UK singles chart — he overtook Michael Jackson to achieve this honour.
Meanwhile, Harris was cited by the respected Forbes list of being the highest paid DJ of 2013, grossing an estimated $46m. Reportedly earning over a quarter of a million dollars for each gig as part of his residency in Las Vegas, Harris has leapt into the superstar league.