Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter.
His debut studio album, I Created Disco, was released in June 2007. It’s singles “Acceptable in the 80s” and “The Girls” both reached the top 10 in the UK.
In 2009, he released his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and whose lead single, “I’m Not Alone”, became his first song to top the UK Singles Chart.
In 2012, Harris rose to international prominence with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months, which topped the UK Albums Chart and became his first album to chart on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number 19.
All eight of the album’s singles reached the top 10 in the UK, breaking the record for the top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with eight entries, surpassing Michael Jackson’s record.
In 2014, he released his fourth studio album, Motion, which debuted at number two in the UK and number five in the US.
In 2017, he released his fifth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which reached the top two in the UK and the US and became his third consecutive number one album on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
His sixth studio album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 (2022) serves as a sequel to his previous release.
Adam Richard Wiles was born on 17 January 1984 in Dumfries, to English parents, a biochemist father, and a housewife mother, who married in their native Oxford before moving to Dumfries.
He has an elder sister and brother.
Wiles attended Calside Primary School and then Dumfries High School, and, after leaving school, he stocked shelves in supermarkets and worked in a local fish processing factory in order to buy DJ gear.
Calvin Harris Parents: Meet Pamela Wiles, David Wiles
Calvin Harris was born to English Parents, his father, was a biochemist and his mother was also a housewife.
Harris’s parents got married in their native Oxford before they moved to Dumfries.
Calvin Harris’ parents gave birth to 3 children, two sons, and one daughter.
Calvin Harris has an elder sister called Sophie Wiles and a brother called Edward Wiles.