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Calvin Harris visits Dumfries

Calvin Harris Credit: PA

There are reports that Adam Wiles has been spotted in Dumfries today.

Never heard of him? perhaps you know him as Calvin Harris but during his time in hometown Dumfries he went by Adam.

The Scottish DJ rose to fame in 2007 with top-ten singles "The Girls" and "Acceptable in the 80s". Since then Harris has collaborated with some of the world biggest musicians in the industry.

It is thought the singer songwriter was sighted at Lincluden School around 2:30pm today.

Calvin Harris DJ Set Credit: PA

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Dumfries band hits a high note

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Calvin Harris reaches one billion plays on Spotify

Calvin and Coldplay are the only British acts to achieve 1bn plays Credit: PA

Dumfries DJ and producer Calvin Harris has become the first UK solo act notch up more than one billion plays worldwide on music streaming service Spotify - the equivalent of over 5,000 continuous years of his music being played.

He has become one of only a few global music acts to achieve the milestone, and joins the only other Brit artists to do so, Coldplay.

Harris's hit Summer is the most popular track on the service and has now been streamed more than 160 million times.

He is the eighth act to break through the billion barrier and joins the likes of Eminem, Rihanna, David Guetta and Katy Perry.

"This is a landmark achievement for Calvin and deserved recognition that he is in the elite tier of global artists."

– Mark Terry, Co-president, Columbia Records UK
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