After being crowned the highest paid DJ of 2014, Calvin Harris has once again broken a perhaps personal best as well as Spotify’s best record! It was just announced that he created streaming history on Spotify.

Award-winning digital music service Spotify revealed that the Scottish DJ/Producer has hit 1 billion streams on Spotify, which makes him the first British solo artiste to do so in history. According to Spotify, 1 billion streams is equivalent to 3 streams for every man, woman, and child in the USA. With over 160 million streams worldwide, it came as no surprise to us that “Summer” is the most-streamed Calvin Harris track on Spotify,

To celebrate his success, Calvin Harris hosted a “Spotify Playlist Takeover” on 9th September by introducing some of his favourite tracks to his fans via “Today’s Top Hits”:


Regarding Harris’ success, Mark Terry, Co-President of Harris’ record company, Columbia Records UK commented:

This is a landmark achievement for Calvin and deserved recognition that he is in the elite tier of global artists. His recent level of success has been extraordinary and something that all of us here at Columbia are very proud to be part of.

Steve Savoca, Spotify’s VP Content and Distribution, also congratulated the artiste and said, “We would like to congratulate Calvin Harris on reaching the huge milestone of a billion streams on Spotify, conclusive proof if any were needed that he is one of the most popular artists on Spotify.”

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Previously, the artiste teased fans with a preview of his upcoming collaboration with John Newman for his new single “Blame”. The song has been released and it is now available on Spotify.

Don’t forget to check out Spotify’s official Facebook page for more information!

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