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Adam Richard Wiles (born January 17, 1984), better known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer who dated Taylor Swift from March 2015 to June 2016.

Career[]

Born and raised in Dumfries, Scotland, Calvin became interested in electronic music in his teens and started recording demos in his bedroom starting in 1999.

Having worked odd jobs varying from fish factory worker to supermarket employee, he moved to London to pursue his music career. He signed a record deal with Sony BMG in 2006. His debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and went gold in the UK. His second album, Ready for the Weekend, came out in 2009 and also went gold in the UK. His 2012 album, 18 Months, which features the single "We Found Love" featuring Rihanna, became his first to be successful in the United States, peaking at number 19 on the Billboard 200 with "We Found Love" becoming his first number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. His fourth album, Motion, became Calvin's first top 10 album in the United States, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard 200. He released a new single, "How Deep is Your Love", which is a collaboration with the band Disciples, on July 17, 2015. His second collaboration with Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For", was released on April 29, 2016.

Today, Harris has continued to release singles such as "One Kiss" with Dua Lipa, "Promises" with Sam Smith, and "Giant" with Rag'n'Bone Man.

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Calvin Harris

Collaborations[]

Besides Rihanna, Calvin has collaborated with artists such as Ellie Goulding and John Newman among others.

Producing[]

In addition to his own music, Calvin has written and produced songs for artists such as Cheryl Cole, LMFAO, Dizzee Rascal, and Mary J. Blige among others.

Personal life[]

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Calvin performing

Besides Swift, Calvin had also dated singer Rita Ora and model Aarika Wolf. He was seen out and about with singer-songwriter Tinashe. He married television presenter Vick Hope on September 9, 2023.

Relationship with Swift[]

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Calvin and Taylor

Harris met Swift at the 2015 BRIT Awards in London on February 25, 2015. They began dating on March 6, 2015. They were seen at a Whole Foods market in Nashville as well as a Kenny Chesney concert. They were later seen at a HAIM concert at the famous Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood where they were seen being affectionate with each other during the show as well as holding hands as they exited afterwards. Swift was also seen supporting Harris when he performed at Wango Tango in Los Angeles where they were spotted leaving the event holding hands. They later attended the 2015 Billboard Music Awards together on May 17, 2015 where they sat together. The couple took a few pictures at the photo booth donning fun accessories with Swift's friend Ed Sheeran, her brother Austin Swift, and One Direction's Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson at the after party hosted by Swift and Sheeran. The two were later spotted with Sheeran getting lunch in New York.

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Swift posted a photo of the two of them on an inflatable swan on Instagram, captioning it "Swan goals". The two were also spotted stepping out of Swift's Tribeca apartment in New York to get some pizza at L'Asso. The couple spent the 4th of July together at Swift's Rhode Island home along with her other celebrity friends including Gigi Hadid, HAIM, Joe and Nick Jonas, Martha Hunt, Serayah, and more. Swift hinted at her relationship during a concert in Scotland, when she said to the crowd "I happen to love Scottish people" with Harris watching in the audience. He attended several of her shows including her August 25, 2015 concert in Los Angeles where she was seen mouthing the words "I love you" to him in his seat, right at the end of the catwalk after her performance of her hit song "Shake It Off". They celebrated their one year anniversary with a cake, and Harris gave Swift a locket with the date 3-6-2015 engraved on it. Swift also supported Harris when he performed at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California and was seen, along with her friends, singing along to his hit single "We Found Love", which featured a surprise appearance by Rihanna. They wrote "This Is What You Came For" together, which was sung by Rihanna with Swift providing backing vocals.

Split[]

On June 1, 2016, People Magazine reported that the couple had split. Calvin confirmed the split via Twitter, saying in a tweet that "the only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect." Swift later retweeted the tweet, but it was later deleted after photos of her with actor Tom Hiddleston made the press. They also deleted all pictures that had to do with each other from their social media.

Official accounts[]

Trivia[]

  • Ellie Goulding, a friend of theirs, admitted to playing matchmaker for them.
  • Harris and Swift were named the highest paid celebrity couple according to Forbes with earnings totaling $146 million in 2015.
  • Fans of the couple affectionately refered to them as "Tayvin" or "Talvin".
  • Harris topped Forbes' list of the world's highest paid DJs three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015).
  • Swift called Harris by his real name, Adam.

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