He's made $100 million, is the hottest DJ in the world and has worked with the pop royalty - but who is Calvin Harris? And how did he go from stacking shelves in his local supermarket to such astonishing global success? He's come a long way from making music in his bedroom in his native Dumfries but since bursting onto the music scene with 'Acceptable in the 80s' in 2007, he has broken Michael Jackson's record for most hits from one album, become the first British artist to have one billion plays on Spotify and turned hit-maker for stars like Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and Dizzee Rascal. This is the astonishing story of Calvin Harris's journey from struggling musician to international star, revealing what makes him tick, why he has the Midas touch, how he went from being a lanky kid with little self-confidence to a modelling deal with Armani and how he became a global megastar.
Douglas Wight has been a journalist for 20 years covering news, features, politics and investigations. He has reported on world news events including the death of Michael Jackson from Los Angeles and covered the aftermath of the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks for the New York Post. He was also books editor and a celebrity interviewer for the News of the World. He is the author, ghost or co-writer of seven books, including Leonardo DiCaprio: The Biography and Unforgivable by Collette Elliott, which became a Sunday Times top ten bestseller in May this year. He was also the co-writer with actress Emily Lloyd on her memoir Wish I Was There, which the Mail on Sunday called the celebrity autobiography of the year. He divides his time between Scotland and London.