It’s fair to say that Calvin Harris has enjoyed a whirlwind few years. Since first bursting on to the scene almost ten years ago courtesy of the infectiously catchy ‘Acceptable in the 80s’, the Scottish producer has lived a life that the vast majority of us could only ever dream of.
David Guetta was transparent about his quest to be the world’s top earning DJ in a recent interview. The 50-year-old DJ admitted to a rivalry with reigning number one, Calvin Harris.
"Of course I pay attention to it," revealed Guetta when questioned about Forbes' annual World’s Highest-Paid DJs list. "We all do!"
"There is competition, but in a positive way," explained Guetta. "We’re all really good friends."
Calvin Harris has donated his booking fee for nightclub Omnia to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
In a post on Instagram, he explained he’d be making the donation “in the hope it will help rebuild the lives of the victims’ families and those injured”. You can read the post in full below.
A regular in Vegas, Harris has been a resident at clubs Hakkasan, Wet Republic and Omnia and is listed as the highest paid DJ in the world, meaning the donation is likely to be significant.
MTV have announced their EMA Awards nominations, with Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Major Lazer, Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers all nominated in the Best Electronic category.
You can see the full list of nominations below. The 2017 MTV EMA awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 12th November at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
'Dance music can fuck right off', says Liam Gallagher, according to an interview published on music website Consequence of Sound. It's far from the first time the 45-year-old former-Oasis frontman has lashed out at beats and synths, and we're not expecting it to be the last.
Madness' Graham 'Suggs' McPherson has admitted during an interview at V Festival that a member of Madness locked Calvin Harris in a festival toilet after the Scottish EDM star refused to sign an autograph.
McPherson recalled the incident, which happened several years ago at Bestival, during an interview at this past weekend's V Festival in Hylands Park, Essex.
"It wasn’t me, but it was a member of my band,’ Suggs admitted. "Calvin refused to sign an autograph for our sax player Lee’s daughter, so he put a scaffolding pole against the toilet."
Calvin Harris has been announced as the guest DJ at Rihanna’s third annual Diamond Ball charity event next month, set to kick off on 14th September in New York City.
The superstar DJ — who was recently crowned by business mag forbes as the world’s highest-paid selector — will be joined by Kendrick Lamar and host Dave Chappelle in aid of Rihanna’s own Clara Lionel Foundation.
Forbes has revealed its World’s Highest-Paid DJs list with acts including Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Skrillex (once again) all making the annual ranking.
The respected business magazine has been running the list since 2012, with Calvin Harris coming in at number one for the fifth year straight in 2017 with a whopping $48.5 million in earnings.
Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers have both been nominated twice for next month's MTV Video Music Awards, which will be taking place in LA on Sunday 27th August.
Harris has been nominated in the 'Best Collaboration' category for his track 'Feels', which features Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, the Scottish super producer has also been nominated in the 'Best Dance Video' category for his track 'My Way'.