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Calvin Harris wins "Songwriter of the Year"

Calvin Harris Credit: PA

Dumfries DJ Calvin Harris has been named "Songwriter of the Year" at the prestigious Ivor Novello awards in London.

The 29-year-old made history by becoming the first ever DJ to be honoured with the award, which is traditionally given to writers from the pop and rock world.

Calvin Harris Tweeted his reaction after the ceremony, he said: "Just won Songwriter of the year at the Ivor Novello awards. Proudest moment of my life. Speechless."

It is the second time the producer/songwriter has made history in the last three weeks, after becoming the first artist to score eight top ten hits from the same album.

His album "18months" includes hits like Sweet Nothing and I Need Your Love.

Harris was presented his award by world renowned DJ Pete Tong, who later Tweeted:

"Today I presented @CalvinHarris** with the songwriter of the year award at the legendary #Ivor** Novello's first DJ ever to win ...amazing !!"