Calvin Harris has been making music for years, but he's the 'global warming' of EDM music—people are just now taking notice.
Harris exploded onto the music scene back in 2011, when "Feel So Close" took over radio stations worldwide. The song has since sold over 2 million copies in the United States, and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Its parent album 18 Months went on to see a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album, and three songs from the album also received nominations: "Let's Go" (Best Dance Recording nominee, 2013) features vocals from Ne-Yo, and was the spring anthem of 2012. "We Found Love" (Best Short Form Music Video winner, 2013) is the Rihanna-assisted jam that led Harris to his first No. 1 hit, first Grammy win and first multi-platinum single. Finally, "Sweet Nothing" (Best Dance Recording nominee, 2014)—featuring Florence + The Machine front-woman Florence Welch—topped BenBoard's own Top 25 (then known as the Hot 10) for three weeks in January of 2013.
This week, Harris is back on the Top 25, rocketing 18-10 with his new single "Summer". While being noted as the biggest jump of the week, this is Harris' first charting single since last year's "I Need Your Love" (feat. Ellie Goulding), which peaked at no. 4 in August.
Harris is the 'global warming' of EDM music—people are just now taking notice.
On the Charts
Week of May 25, 2014