Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Spotlight: Calvin Harris
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris has broken Official Chart records by scoring eight Top 10 hits from one album, and in doing so overtakes the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
Congratulations to Calvin Harris who yesterday (Sunday, April 21) clocked up an incredible eighth Top 10 hit from his latest album, 18 Months, with "I Need Your Love" with Ellie Goulding.
Making its chart debut in February 2013, "I Need Your Love" climbed four places to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 10 at Number 7 in April 2013, making Harris the first artist in the 60+ year history of the UK’s Official Singles Chart to score eight Top 10 hits from one album.
Michael Jackson was the previous record holder with seven Top 10 hits from his 1987 album Bad; he also had another seven Top 10 hits from 1991’s Dangerous.
“Eight Top 10s from my album 18 Months now! So happy!!!” tweeted the Scottish DJ and producer last night.
Calvin Harris’ impressive run began in June 2011: "Bounce" with Kelis (which peaked at Number 2), followed by "Feel So Close" (Number 2), "We Found Love" with Rihanna (Number 1), "Let’s Go" with Ne-Yo (Number 2), "We’ll Be Coming Back" with Example (Number 2), "Sweet Nothing" with Florence Welch (Number 1) and "Drinking From The Bottle" with Tinie Tempah (Number 5).
Meanwhile, Katy Perry has scored seven Top 10s from her second album Teenage Dream (2010), which includes the 2012 deluxe edition Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.
The Voice star Jessie J is the first British female to score six Top 10 hits from one album (including "Domino" and "LaserLight" from the Platinum edition of her 2011 debut album Who You Are). She is tied with Lady Gaga, who also achieved six Top 10 hits from 2008’s The Fame and 2009’s The Fame Monster expanded edition.
Take That are the only group to score six Top 10 singles from one album with 1993’s Everything Changes.