Calvin Harris granted first diamond certification in EDM
Around five years ago Calvin Harris steered into a different direction musically. Moving away from from the role of vocals for all his tracks, he began to work with other artists instead. He also changed his live shows, from performing everything live with a band (where Calvin played the keys and did the vocals), to performing DJ sets. This decision has since proved to be a very smart move as it threw him into global domination within the music industry. Soon becoming one of the most sought-after producers, he has written hit after hit with some of the most talented and reputed artists in the music industry.
One of these artists was Rihanna, and so together created “We Found Love”. This achieved worldwide success as the track found itself at the top of the charts in multiple different countries and received many notable awards such as a Grammy and an IDMA.
“We Found Love” has now since been purchased over 10 million times and as a result has been certified as Diamond by the RIAA, joining only nine other artists to have achieved the status. These other songs include Katy Perry with “Dark Horse” and Justin Bieber with “Baby”. However, Calvin Harris is the only electronic music artist on the list, making him the first ever EDM artist to be granted a diamond certification.
Relive Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s anthem with the official music video below!