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Record-Breaker Calvin Harris Appointed 'Electronic Cash King'

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Calvin Harris performs at the Ultra Music Festival on March 23, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

Calvin Harris has had an 18 months for the record books.

The Scottish DJ and producer has been proclaimed the world’s highest-paid DJ by Forbes, just a week after he set another chart record in the United Kingdom.

With the No. 9 bow of “Thinking Of You” ft. Ayah Marar, Harris’ album “18 Months” has spawned its ninth top 10 single in the United Kingdom, the first time in history an album has done so. He beat the record of eight, which he set himself in April with “I Need Your Love” ft Ellie Goulding.

The next best artist whose name isn’t Calvin Harris is the late Michael Jackson, who had managed seven top 10 hits from his 1987 album “Bad” and from 1991’s “Dangerous.”

In the U.K., “18 Months” has sold more than 650,000 units and is double-platinum certified.

Harris’ record-busting album helped elevate the artist to the top of Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings list with $46 million, ahead of second-place-getter Tiësto, who pulled-in $32 million. Rounding out the top five are David Guetta ($30 million), Swedish House Mafia ($25 million) and Deadmau5 ($21 million)

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