Adam Richard Wiles known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a British DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter, born on January 17, 1984, in Scotland, United Kingdom.
In a sad turn of events, Calvin Harris’ Beverly Hills residence was razed by fire, prompting a response from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fire, believed to have started near an HVAC system on the third floor, left firefighters with no choice than to cut through the second-story floor to access.
Fortunately, Harris was not present, and no injuries were reported. It was gathered that the property has been leased out by the DJ for several years.
The incident occurred shortly after Harris attended the 2024 Grammys with his wife, Vick Hope, where his song “Miracle” was nominated for Best Pop Dance Recording.
Calvin Harris at a glance
Harris was born to English parents, a biochemist father, and housewife mother, who married in their native Oxford before moving to Dumfries.
He has an elder sister and brother, and attended Calside Primary School then Dumfries High School.
After leaving school, he stocked shelves in supermarkets and worked in a local fish processing factory to buy DJ gear.
Young Harris was first attracted to electronic music in his teens and began recording bedroom demos in 1999.
At 18, he released two songs, “Da Bongos” and “Brighter Days”.
With these singles to his credit, Harris moved from Scotland to London. He had hopes of learning from the local music scene.
During his time in London, Harris dropped one of his songs, “Let Me Know” with vocalist Ayah Marar on the Unabombers’ 2004 live-mix CD Electric Soul, Vol. 2.
Harris lacked job opportunities and money, hence, he returned home to Dumfries and began posting homemade solo recordings to his Myspace page.
His popularity on social media prompted Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for the dance-festival firm Global Gathering to notice him.
As at the time, Gillespie had recently founded his own management firm, hence, he made Harris the company’s first signee.
Gillespie continues to represent Harris today.
Taylor Swift in the mix
Harris is well-known for his past relationship with Taylor Swift. He narrowly avoided an encounter with her at the ceremony.
Despite their history, Harris clapped when Swift’s name was mentioned, indicating no animosity.
He and Hope wedded in September.
They have been described as deeply in love by sources close to them. Harris is scheduled for a DJ set at LIV Nightclub in Las Vegas on Super Bowl Sunday.
Despite media and fan speculation that Swift could make it from her concert in Tokyo to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas thanks to the international date line, her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, seems unconvinced.
While it’s theoretically possible for Swift to arrive in time for kickoff after a 12 to 13-hour flight.
Kelce hinted in interviews before the game against the San Francisco 49ers that Swift might miss the title game.
Kelce was asked if Swift had given him a “pep talk,” he laughed, and said, “she hadn’t because she’s busy finalizing details for her Eras Tour in Japan.”
“She’s just working on entertaining them, making sure she’s ready for her performances and everything,” he said. “But the Super Bowl we’ll worry about if she can make it.”