Calvin Harris Is the World's Highest-Paid DJ for the Fifth Year in a Row

Calvin Harris attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Fev. 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Calvin Harris attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Fev. 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Once again, Forbes has ranked the world’s highest-paid DJs, and once again, Calvin Harris has come in first.

The Scottish producer had a pretty good year, what with his star-studded new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 ushering in a golden age of pop posse cuts and “Slide” topping Stereogum’s prestigious Song of the Summer poll and all, and Reuters reports that he earned a staggering $48.5 million between June 2016 and June 2017, making him the No. 1 “electronic cash king” for the fifth year in row.

Tiesto also came in second place for the fifth consecutive year with a much less impressive $38 million. Step up your game, Tiesto! Really, the big/only difference here is that perennial No. 3 David Guetta has been displaced by The Chainsmokers, who netted a cool $38 million. Hopefully this small taste of success won’t go to their heads or anything. They seem like such nice boys!

This article was originally published by Stereogum.

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