ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: May 12, 2015
Calvin Harris: The $100 Million DJ
By (author) Douglas Wight
He’s worth $100 million, is the richest DJ in the world and has worked with all of the top names in pop. But just who is Calvin Harris? Calvin Harris has come a long way since the days when he was simply humble Adam Wiles, stacking shelves in a supermarket in his native Dumfries. Since bursting onto the music scene with ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ in 2007, he has broken Michael Jackson’s record for most hits from one album, become the first British artist to have one billion plays on Spotify and turned hit-maker for stars like Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and Dizzee Rascal. In 2014, Forbes listed Calvin Harris as the world’s highest paid DJ for the second year running and he has just scored his fifth number one hit – and his third this year. But what makes this Scot with the Midas touch tick? From where does he draw his inspiration and what makes him the globe’s most desirable DJ? Calvin Harris: The $100 Million DJ is the first definitive biography of the chart-topping sensation, charting Harris’ astonishing journey from struggling musician to international superstar.Looking closely at the singer’s background and his remarkable rise to fame, it promises to reveal a side to the star never seen before.
Douglas Wight has been a journalist for 20 years covering news, features, politics and investigations. He has reported on world news events including the death of Michael Jackson from Los Angeles and covered the aftermath of the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks for the New York Post. He was also books editor and a celebrity interviewer for the News of the World. He is the author, ghost or co-writer of seven books, including Leonardo DiCaprio: The Biography and Unforgivable by Collette Elliott, which became a Sunday Times top ten bestseller in May this year. He was also the co-writer with actress Emily Lloyd on her memoir Wish I Was There, which the Mail on Sunday called the celebrity autobiography of the year. He divides his time between Scotland and London.