Calvin Harris (born Adam Richard Wiles on 17 January 1984) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, record producer and DJ. His gold-selling debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and contained the top ten singles "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls". His second studio album, Ready for the Weekend (2009), reached number one in the UK Album Chart and includes the chart-topper "I'm Not Alone", the UK top five hit "Ready for the Weekend", and the singles "Flashback" and "You Used to Hold Me".
A remix album titled L.E.D. Festival was released in July 2010 as a free album in the August issue of Mixmag. Harris is currently working on his third studio album—due in 2012—which has produced the singles "Awooga", "Bounce" and "Feel So Close". He has written and produced records for other recording artists including Kylie Minogue, Dizzee Rascal, and Rihanna (on the international chart topper "We Found Love").
Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland. He states that his childhood hero was football star Steve McManaman, but because he could not play [the game] nor have McManaman's 'curly hair', music was the next best option for a career.