MADE IN AMERICA 2013: JAY-Z + CALVIN HARRIS
Our Life, Your Entertainment!
MADE IN AMERICA 2013: JAY-Z + CALVIN HARRIS
Our Life, Your Entertainment!
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Who’s the ‘Electronic Cash King’? According to Forbes, Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris is! Such a talented guy! The above single is currently at #9 on the charts and his album ‘18 Months’ has claimed it’s ninth top 10 single in the United Kingdom, ‘the first time in history an album has done so.’ He actually beat his own record of eight, with his Ellie Goulding featured single, ‘I Need Your Love’!
His many accolades elevated him to the top of Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings list with $46 million. Honorable mentions: Tiesto takes second place with $32 million, and David Guetta ($30 million), Swedish House Mafia ($25 million) and Deadmau5 ($21 million) round out the top 5!
ON -THE-GO @ ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013:
Check out a few flicks from this years Ultra Music Festival!
photo credits: andrew swartz
I was aware that my two favorites would be headling the V Festival in the U.K., but I just spotted the full line-up on Billboard and I’m stoked! Other high-profile acts are: Fun., Ellie Goulding, The Script (love), Calvin Harris, Jessie J and KENDRICK LAMAR!
Check out the full line-up for the festival that will take place August 17th & 18th at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.
Kings of Leon
Two Door Cinema Club
I SUPPORT THE DJ!
Calvin Harris, Afrojack and Steve Angello hang out backstage at XS nightclub in Vegas Baby! xo @rozOonThego
photo credit|danny mahoney
The song matches the nine-week reign of ‘Call Me Maybe.’ Plus, Rihanna replaces PSY at No. 2 and a reinvented ’80s hit returns to the top 10.
The song equals the nine-week command of Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe,” Billboard’s Song of the Summer. It also passes Gotye's “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, for the year’s longest No. 1 run for a song sporting male vocals.
Here’s a look at 2012’s longest-leading No. 1 Hot 100 hits, ranked by weeks on top:
9, “One More Night,” Maroon 5
9, “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
8, “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
6, “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monae
3, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
3, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
2, “Whistle,” Flo Rida
2, “Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele
2, “Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO
2, “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris (*spent eight weeks at No. 1 in November/December 2011)
1, “Part of Me,” Katy Perry
Read more at Billboard.com
Justin Bieber, Usher, No Doubt and Ke$ha will perform at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, joining previously announced acts P!nk, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull and Linkin Park.
More artists are expected to join the lineup in the coming weeks.
Rihanna and Minaj lead the nominees for this year’s fan-voted event, earning four nominations a piece. Also represented among the contenders are Drake, Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher. Underwood and Pitbull are each up for two awards.
This year marks the introduction of a new category for Electronic Dance Music. Nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skrillex.
Talk to any EDM artist and they’ll tell you: artists who previously seemed unreachable are now within grasp. That should be even more so the case for Calvin Harris, who’s enjoyed considerable top 40 success teaming with Rihanna, Ne-Yo and more. Yet Harris didn’t think he had any chance of securing Florence Welch for their new “Sweet Nothing” single.
"I didn’t think she’d do it," he tells Rolling Stone. “She seemed a really unattainable artist to reach for.”
So, why does he think she agreed? “I think she would’ve done it if the song was right and the people were right and it was all at the right time,” he says, adding, “I did a remix for her and she owed me a favor – I guess part of it was that.”
The track will be included on Harris’ 18 Months album, which will be released on October 29th. Befitting its title, the collection will be a look back at his ascent to the top of the pops over the last year and a half. “It’s like a compilation album. It’s everything I did over the past 18 months, so [it’s got] Rihanna, Kelis, Ne-Yo, Florence, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding,” he says. “It looks good.”
EDM producer/DJ Calvin Harris shows off his well-deserved pair of Moonmen.
I SUPPORT THE DJ! CONGRATS CALVIN HARRIS! xo @RozOonTheGo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: WE FOUND LOVE - RIHANNA FEAT. CALVIN HARRIS
So much energy! And I love the visuals! xo @RozOonTheGo
And yeah, almost 200 Million youtube views! Whoa! #rihannnavy
Get ready to dance, Lollapalooza fans. This year’s three-day, sold-out mega-festival that starts Friday on Chicago’s lakefront will have well-known headliners like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic heavyweights, Avicii and Justice, will play main stage shows this year
Swedish DJ-producer Tim Bergling, who performs as Avicii, sees his Lollapalooza performance as an example of dance music’s growing popularity.
"It’s just been blowing up so rapidly," Bergling said. "It’s really interesting to see the bigger festivals getting into it now and recognizing the genre."
Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell said he looks at his more than 130-artist lineup as a guide to what’s happening in music.
"It’s not just alternative rock that’s happening," Farrell said in April when the lineup was announced. "You’ve got Avicii headlining this thing and his music is what is happening."
The festival also is expanding the stage that has hosted dance and electronica acts, removing last year’s tent that didn’t allow enough room for the more than 15,000 fans who wanted in.
If you are a fan of electronic music, you will probably recognize the names on this list but we think you’ll be very surprised and impressed at just how rich and highly paid the top DJs are. These DJs put out their own albums and produce songs for other mainstream artists like Madonna and Britney Spears, but their main bread and butter still comes from private shows.
RI RI DID AN IMPROMPTU PERFORMANCE WITH CALVIN HARRIS & SHE PARTIED IT UP WITH HER BFF KATY PERRY! OH THE COACHELLA 2012 LIFE! MUSIC LOVERS DREAM! xxoo @RozOonTheGo
“Dr. Dre will perform at the 2012 edition of the annual Indie festival 'Coachella' in the desert. The good doctor will perform with all times friends Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Warren G & Eminem,” the MC announced in a post that was removed by Tuesday evening. “Kendrick Lamar will also be here to perform their new single ‘The Recipe.’ Y’all ready to feel the wrath of the Aftermath ? Let’s gooo!!”
According to Rolling Stone, Wiz Khalifa will also join the MCs during their all-star sets.
The Goldenvoice-produced festival will span two identical weekends this year, with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg set to close out the festival on April 15 and 22. Whether the full rap ensemble will appear at both shows remains to be seen. Radiohead and the Black Keys will headline the Southern California event’s other nights, with the rest of the lineup including Bon Iver, A$AP Rocky, AVICII, Florence + The Machine, Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and many more.