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Coachella Fever: Spotlight On Calvin Harris

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Calvin Harris basks in the cheers of his fans.

Calvin Harris‘ fire continues to burn. The DJ has nabbed one of the top three headlining spots at Coachella, making him the first ever EDM artist to nail that position at the festival. The other two spots will be filled by Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem.

The Scottish DJ, whose real name is Adam Wiles, launched his debut album I Created Disco back in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2012 and the release of his third studio album 18 Months that Harris hit it big.

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Harris has kept up his heat wave with a track record of successful collaborations with other artists. He’s recorded with the likes of Rita Ora, Florence Welch, Gwen Stefani and Rihanna.

Of course, his most successful ‘artist collaboration’ yet has come from his relationship with Taylor Swift. After being introduced by pal Ellie Goulding, the steamy pair have been dating for over a year now.

At the iHeartRadio Music Awards this past weekend, Calvin Harris took home yet another honor. He was named “Dance Artist of the Year,” much to Swift’s pleasure. The pop star jumped out of her chair when Harris’ name was announced and gave him a giant hug.

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Harris also supported Swift by giving her a quick embrace when she won “Female Artist of the Year.”

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Talk about a power couple. In 2015, Forbes ranked the pair as the highest-paid celebrity couple in music, pulling in more than $146 million.

Though this is Harris’ first year as a headliner at Coachella, he’s no stranger to drawing large festival crowds. He set a record for second largest crowd in Coachella history at his 2014 performance. The only show to top him was Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s performance with hologram Tupac Shakur.

No word on whether Swift will be joining him on stage at this year’s Coachella, but given that she’s not touring right now, there’s a good chance she’ll at least put in an appearance.

BandRumors Staff

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