CALVIN HAR­RIS: TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DJ

The Bri­tish dance guru head­lines on Thurs­day Novem­ber 23

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1. His real name is… Adam Richard Wiles. He was born in Scot­land in 1984. 2. He wasn’t al­ways a DJ His early jobs in­cluded stack­ing shelves in a su­per­mar­ket and a fac­tory job at a fish pro­cess­ing plant. He worked at the lat­ter to raise cash for DJ equip­ment. 3. He’s not happy with the UK’s prime min­is­ter Har­ris re­cently slated Theresa May for us­ing his 2016 hit This Is What You Came For at a po­lit­i­cal con­fer­ence. “I do not sup­port nor con­done happy songs be­ing played at such a sad event,” he said on Twit­ter. 4. He has a big heart After Oc­to­ber’s mass shoot­ing in Las Ve­gas, he do­nated his fee from a per­for­mance at the city’s Om­nia night­club to the Las Ve­gas Vic­tims Fund. 5. He re­grets his row with his ex Tay­lor Swift on Twit­ter over song­writ­ing cred­its “It was com­pletely the wrong in­stinct,” he says. “I was pro­tect­ing what I see as my one ta­lent in the world be­ing be­lit­tled. It felt like things were pil­ing on top of me and that was when I snapped.” 6. Swift isn’t the only celebrity he’s dated The DJ can count UK star Rita Ora as an ex-girl­friend as well. 7. He’s worth a lot of wonga Forbes reck­ons his 2013 earn­ings alone were around $46m. 8. He’s won a lot of gongs Suc­cess has come easy to Mr Har­ris – he’s won three MTV Video Mu­sic Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, one Kids’ Choice Award, and one Ivor Novello song­writ­ing award. And he’s only 33! 9. This is not the first time he’s played in the cap­i­tal He was here back in 2013 and 2014 for dance fes­ti­val Cream­fields. 10. He doesn’t drink Calvin is tee­to­tal. He’s not drank al­co­hol since he was 24.

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