Calvin Harris’ star-studded fifth album has arrived

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In 2017, Calvin Harris has managed to engender anticipation for an album throughout both the mainstream and dance music communities to a nearly unprecedented degree. Though the Scottish producer only announced Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 in May, he’s been giving fans an increasingly clear picture of the LP since he first teased the Frank Ocean and Migos collaboration that would become “Slide” in January of this year.

In the months since, Harris has systematically released several singles off of the star-studded album, following “Slide” with “Heatstroke,” “Rollin,” and “Feels.” The team of Frank Ocean, Migos, Young Thug, Pharrell, Ariana Grande, Future, Khalid, Katy Perry, and Big Sean is enough star power to fill far more than a single album. Yet, this enviable selection is limited only to the aforementioned songs, which comprise less than half of the record. If Harris’ mission for Funk Wav was to recruit a stupefying number of hitmakers, then he did so more than duly.

Today, June 30, Calvin Harris has released his fifth studio album in full, featuring six previously unreleased songs which feature the likes of Snoop Dogg, A-Trak, and Nicki Minaj, among many others. Tailored for summer sensibilities and primed for the top of the charts, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 is soon to be ubiquitous.

Tracklist:

1. Slide feat. Frank Ocean and Migos
2. Cash Out feat. Schoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and D.R.A.M.
3. Heatstroke feat. Young Thug, Pharrell, and Ariana Grande
4. Rollin feat. Future and Khalid
5. Prayers Up feat. Travis Scott, and A-Trak
6. Holiday feat. Snoop Dogg, John Legend, and Takeoff
7. Skrt On Me feat. Nicki Minaj
8. Feels feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry, and Big Sean
9. Faking It feat. Kehlani and Lil Yachty
10. Hard To Love feat. Jessie Reyez

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Tropical pop hit “Feels” by Calvin Harris featuring Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Big Sean takes on a retro beach vibe in recently released the music video. The video begins by panning to a blonde Perry in the grasslands, Williams standing in a row boat, and Big Sean sitting in a jungle with a parrot — perhaps one of whom gave a glimpse at Harris’ album? — on either side of him. The video alternates between the three in their respective locations, with the bass-playing Harris appearing intermittently throughout. The video culminates with the camera panning out to reveal that everyone was placed around the same pond. The video was directed, unsurprisingly, by Emil Nava, Harris’s right hand man when it comes to music videos.

“Feels” is the eighth track on Harris’s upcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, to be released June 30th.

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Though he’s shared the list of collaborators and featured artists for his upcoming album, Calvin Harris has kept the official track list for Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 close to the vest. Now, as the album’s June 30 release date inches closer, Calvin has finally disclosed what his fans are in for when the album drops, sharing the full track list to his star-studded new LP.

Mere days before the album’s release, the producer finally released the album’s ten track selection. The album includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, John Legend, Katy Perry, and many more. Hip-hop is well represented too, with Travis Scott, Lil Yachty, and D.R.A.M. featured on the album’s booming list of credits. Singles “Slide,” “Rollin” and “Feels” have already been released, teasing one of the most hotly-anticipated records of the summer and in just a few days, we’ll be hearing Funk Wav in its full glory. See the track list below:

  1. “Slide” ft. Frank Ocean and Migos
  2. “Cash Out” ft. Schoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor and D.R.A.M.
  3. “Heatstroke” ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande
  4. “Rollin” ft. Future and Khalid
  5. “Prayers Up” ft. Travis Scott and A-Trak
  6. “Holiday” ft. Snoop Dogg, John Legend and Takeoff
  7. “Skrt on Me” ft. Nicki Minaj
  8. “Feels” ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
  9. “Faking It” ft. Kehlani and Lil Yachty
  10. “Hard to Love” ft. Jessie Reyez

 

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DJ Khaled’s new album, Grateful, is completely star-studded. Khaled brings big names like Calvin Harris, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Chance the Rapper into his new album, guaranteeing it’s a sure summer hit.

“Don’t Quit” with electronic music’s top-earner Calvin Harris also features contributions from Travis Scott and Jeremih. The feel-good summer jam steps back from Khaled’s usual intense rap and hip-hop vibes and takes the listener poolside instead. With its catchy melody and smooth beats, “Don’t Quit” is sure to be a standout from the album’s 23 tracks.

Khaled has been making headlines this week, but unfortunately, most of them aren’t for the new album.

Following multiple set issues at EDC Las Vegas, Khaled claimed Insomniactried to sabotage” his set. He reportedly came out 20 minutes after his set was supposed to begin and was met with sound and production problems. In videos from the set, EDC attendees could be heard booing the artist as he tried to recover from the issues. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella released a statement attempting to quell the rumors and backlash from fans, saying Khaled arrived on time, but equipment issues delayed and affected his performance.

Lucky for Khaled, this stacked new album is sure to whisk away the lingering EDC resentment and usher in news of the album’s epic collaborations. Grateful is Khaled’s 10th studio album and is out today on his record label, We the Best Music Group and Epic Records.

 

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Star-studded collaborations are a forte of Calvin Harris‘, but the cast of talent for his new song “Feels” may be the most packed yet. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean all came together to contribute vocals on the track. The song has a summery vibe, with Williams’ taking the first verse before transitioning to Perry singing an upbeat and catchy chorus.

The track is definitely erring on the side of commercial pop as opposed to commercial electronic music, and is sure to be a top 40 hit — all while building momentum for Harris’ upcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.

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In the past year, the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $5.15 billion.

Forbes’ annual list of top celebrity earnings puts Diddy at the very top of the list with $130 million, followed by Beyoncé with $105 million and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling with $95 million. In the electronic music world, the top-earning artist appears slots in at #40: Calvin Harris with an income $48.5 million. He’s the only electronic artist in the top 50, though producers such as Tiësto ($39 million) and The Chainsmokers ($38 million) appear in the chart in spots 60 and 65, respectively.

Forbes notes that the annual list “ranks the top-earning front-of-camera entertainers on the planet by pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017.” Fees for agents, managers and lawyers were not deducted for the list. The study states that estimates are based on figures from Nielsen, NPD Bookscan, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick, D’Marie and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and some of the stars themselves.

Check out the full list below, and visit Forbes’ website to read more.

Rank, Name, Earnings (Category, Country)

1. Diddy, $130 million (Musician, U.S.)

2. Beyoncé, $105 million (Musician, U.S.)

3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million (Author, U.K.)

4. Drake, $94 million (Musician, U.S.)

5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million (Athlete, Portugal)

6. The Weeknd, $92 million (Musician, Canada)

7. Howard Stern, $90 million (Personality, U.S.)

8. Coldplay, $88 million (Musicians, U.K.)

9. James Patterson, $87 million (Author, U.S.)

10. LeBron James, $86 million (Athlete, U.S.)

11. Guns N’ Roses, $84 million (Musicians, U.S.)

11. Rush Limbaugh, $84 million (Personality, U.S.)

13. Justin Bieber, $83.5 million (Musician, Canada)

14. Lionel Messi, $80 million (Athlete, Argentina)

15. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (Personality, U.S.)

16. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (Personality, U.S.)

17. Bruce Springsteen, $75 million (Musician, U.S.)

18. Adele, $69 million (Musician, U.K.)

18. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million (Comedian, U.S.)

20. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million (Actor, U.S.)

21. Metallica, $66.5 million (Musicians, U.S.)

22. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $65 million (Actor, U.S.)

23. Roger Federer, $64 million (Athlete, Switzerland)

24. David Copperfield, $61.5 million (Magician, U.S.)

25. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

26. Garth Brooks, $60 million (Musician, U.S.)

26. Elton John, $60 million (Musician, U.K.)

26. Gordon Ramsay, $60 million (Personality, U.K.)

29. Ryan Seacrest, $58 million (Personality, U.S.)

30. Chris Rock, $57 million (Comedian, U.S.)

31. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million (Actor, U.S.)

32. Paul McCartney, $54 million (Musician, U.K.)

32. Red Hot Chili Peppers, $54 million (Musicians, U.S.)

34. Louis C.K., $52 million (Comedian, U.S.)

35. Jimmy Buffett, $50.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

35. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million (Actor, U.S.)

37. Andrew Luck, $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)

37. Rory McIlroy, $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)

39. Jackie Chan, $49 million (Actor, China)

40. Calvin Harris, $48.5 million (Musician, U.K.)

41. Robert Downey, Jr., $48 million (Actor, U.S.)

42. Steph Curry, $47.3 million (Athlete U.S.)

43. Dave Chappelle, $47 million (Comedian, U.S.)

43. Judy Sheindlin, $47 million (Personality, U.S.)

45. James Harden, $46.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

46. Lewis Hamilton, $46 million (Athlete, U.K.)

47. Kim Kardashian West, $45.5 million (Personality, U.S.)

48. Drew Brees, $45.3 million (Athlete, U.S.)

49. Taylor Swift, $44 million (Musician, U.S.)

50. Simon Cowell, $43.5 million (Personality, U.K.)

50. Phil Mickelson, $43.5 million (Athlete, U.S.)

52. Tom Cruise, $43 million (Actor, U.S.)

53. Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million (Musician, U.S)

53. Steve Harvey, $42.5 million (Personality, U.S.)

55. Luke Bryan, $42 million (Musician, U.S.)

55. Celine Dion, $42 million (Musician, Canada)

55. Jay Z, $42 million (Musician, U.S.)

58. Sofia Vergara, $41 million (Actor, Colombia)

59. Kylie Jenner, $41 million (Personality, U.S.)

60. Bruno Mars, $39 million (Musician, U.S.)

60. Tiësto, $39 million (Musician, Netherlands)

62. Russell Westbrook, $38.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

63. Sebastian Vettel, $38.5 million (Athlete, Germany)

64. Damian Lillard, $38.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

65. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million (Actor, India)

65. Jennifer Lopez, $38 million (Musician, U.S.)

65. The Chainsmokers, $38 million (Musician, U.S.)

68. Novak Djokovic, $37.6 million (Athlete, Serbia)

69. Amy Schumer, $37.5 million (Comedian, U.S.)

70. Tiger Woods, $37.1 million (Athlete, U.S.)

71. Salman Khan, $37 million (Actor, India)

71. Neymar, $37 million (Athlete, Brazil)

71. Bill O’Reilly, $37 million (Personality, U.S.)

71. Dolly Parton, $37 million (Musician, U.S.)

71. Ed Sheeran, $37 million (Musician, U.K.)

76. Dwayne Wade, $36.2 million (Athlete, U.S.)

77. Fernando Alonso, $36 million (Athlete, Spain)

77. Sean Hannity, $36 million (Personality, U.S.)

77. Rihanna, $36 million (Musician, Barbados)

80. Bon Jovi, $35.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

80. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million (Actor, India)

82. Billy Joel, $35 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Dr. Dre, $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Toby Keith, $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Jordan Spieth, $34.5 million (Athlete, U.S.)

87. Derrick Rose, $34.2 million (Athlete, U.S.)

88. Usain Bolt, $34.2 million (Athlete, Jamaica)

89. Gareth Bale, $34 million (Athlete, U.K.)

89. Conor McGregor, $34 million (Athlete, Ireland)

89. Britney Spears, $34 million (Musician, U.S.)

92. Kei Nishikori, $33.9 million (Athlete, Japan)

93. Fletcher Cox, $33.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

94. Clayton Kershaw, $33.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

95. Chance The Rapper, $33 million (Musician, U.S.)

95. Katy Perry, $33 million (Musician, U.S.)

97. Carmelo Anthony, $32.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

98. Jason Aldean, $32.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

98. Kevin Hart, $32.5 million (Comedian, U.S.)

100. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, $32 million (Athlete, U.S.)

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Last week it was reported that Calvin Harris is slated to appear on DJ Khaled’s Grateful, landing later this month with a stacked cast of collaborators. One week after Khaled’s album of A-listers hits shelves, Calvin will follow suit with Funk Wav Bounce Vol. 1 featuring an equally commanding list of supporting artists across ten new tracks on June 30. The album’s first three singles feature major star power with Future, Migos, Ariana Grande, Young Thug and Frank Ocean, though it looks like the Fly Eye proponent has a lot more where that came from on the rest of the LP.

The additional seven offerings on Funk Wav feature a solid array of talent, from Snoop Dogg to D.R.A.M., Katy Perry to Big Sean. Lil Yachty is set to appear on the record, along with Kehlani, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, and John Legend. Roping together a star-studded lineup of hip-hop and pop’s currently headliners, Calvin’s upcoming LP is shaping up to be a summer-primed smash.

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Here comes anotha one.

DJ Khaled’s much-hyped (and even more self-hyped) forthcoming album is finally ready to be heard, and with a first glance at the record’s newly announced tracklist, Grateful is looking to be stacked with star power. Like the 1992 Olympic Dream Team of hip-hop stacked. The album, supposedly produced by Khaled’s infant son Asahd, is due to be released on June 23. DJ Khaled has built his namesake on being the incontrovertible king of mega-collaborations, and Grateful is looking like it may be his…or baby Asahd’s magnum opus. Among the endless A-listers lined up to be featured on the upcoming LP, dance pop’s favorite super producer, Calvin Harris, is credited on “Don’t Quit” along with Travis Scott and Jerimih.

Scott, Future, Rick Ross, and Chance The Rapper all make multiple appearances on the album, along with features that include hip-hop royalty Beyoncé, Jay Z, Nas, Rihanna, and of course anyone who uses Snapchat remembers when the Drake vocals came in. At an extensive 23 tracks, with Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, with so many others in between, Khaled has managed to pack as much wide-appeal reach into one album as it could possibly fit.

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Calvin Harris’ foray into massive pop and hip-hop crossovers continues this summer with “Don’t Quit,” which, aligned with Khaled’s midas touch, has the potential to be one of Calvin’s most commercially viable highlights of the year.

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With Calvin Harris‘ next album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, on the immediate horizon, fans are eagerly hyping it up. With a string of successful singles released in the lead up, Harris’ latest LP is likely to be the album of the summer.

As it is in fact summer, the über-producer also has his residencies at Las Vegas megaclubs OMNIA, Wet Republic, and Hakkasan — some of the hottest tickets in the world. Harris has taken things a step further for fans who purchase tickets to one of his shows at the clubs: they will also receive a copy of Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 included in the price.

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With 22 performances spread out between the three clubs — and running all the way into November — fans will have numerous opportunities to lock down both Calvin’s newest album and his inspiring live show. However, given the demand for both, it remains likely that the album bundle will only drive up the scarcity of tickets — act fast.

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The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will return to Marina Bay Street this September, and The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris have been named as headliners for the entertainment portion of the event. This is the 10th iteration of the Singapore Grand Prix, and The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris will join the ranks of many high profile artists who have previously performed at the event such as Queen, Katy Perry, and Rihanna.

Harris is the last headlining artist to be announced, alongside 2017 performers OneRepublic, Duran Duran, Ariana Grande, and Seal. The Chainsmokers will headline the Padang stage on September 16, while Harris will headline the Padang stage on the 17th. The event is set to take place September 15-17. Tickets are available here.

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