Calvin Harris crowned most played Scottish artist of 21st century
PPL Charts has just announced that Calvin Harris, the Scottish producer, DJ, and songwriter, took the title as the most played Scottish act of the 21st century. This is a huge milestone for the international hitmaker, who has billions of streams and plays on most music platforms like Spotify, Youtube, Apple Music, and many others. However, this award takes into consideration stats based on TV airplay and UK radio streams, which doesn’t take anything away from this historic accomplishment. PPL receives information from its licensees on what recorded music they play. This data produces charts that accurately reflect what is being played in businesses and via broadcasts across the UK.
Adam Richard Wiles, better known as Calvin Harris, has been releasing hit after hit with a multitude of influential artists since 2007. However, he officially rose to international fame with the release of his third studio album ‘18 Months‘ in 2012, which featured iconic tracks such as ‘Bounce’, ‘Feel So Close’, ‘I Need Your Love’, ‘Sweet Nothing’, ‘Thinking About You’, which are still relevant and played all over the world to this day. The producer has also recently released two new huge tracks that will most likely be the soundtrack to many summer playlists and parties. The recent collaboration with Dua Lipa ‘One Kiss‘ is already trending the charts and is about to break the 100 million plays on Spotify in less than a month. He also recently dropped a funky-bass remix of Halsey’s ‘Alone‘, which is a certified hit for the club and we just can’t get enough of it.
With this new prestigious award, Calvin Harris keeps on adding to the list of lifetime achievements and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Also, make sure to keep an eye out on his socials, as the official music video for ‘One Kiss’ is set to drop real soon!