Calvin Harris has come a long way since 2007’s ‘Acceptable In The 80’s’. Oh, you don’t remember that gem? Check it out below.
So here we are in 2016 and Harris’ star power has gotten a helluva lot brighter. Just this month, his video for ‘This Is What You Came For’ featuring Rihanna and Disciples hit the 1,000,000 views mark on YouTube. That’s ONE BILLION! For a dance song (we can’t call it EDM any more because Deadmau5 and others have said EDM sucks, so we’ll just bullshit ourselves and call it dance music because it’s not electronic dance music, it’s made with a friggin’ band?)
Anywho… Chalk another billion up for Harris as his 2014 hit ‘Summer’ has just joined the club. His 2011 track ‘We Found Love’ with Rihanna (again) was given a diamond certification by the RIAA as well.
Calvin said thanks to his fans on Twitter and all is right with the world.
1 billion views of the Summer video !! 2nd of the year, thank you ? pic.twitter.com/ZxbFZvAyDr
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) December 22, 2016