Calvin Harris has a huge following Australia, where he has shifted more than 3 million singles, he’s racked up a string of multiplatinum albums and his tunes have enjoyed more than 106 millions streams. But a No. 1 single has eluded him. Until now.
The Scottish DJ and producer’s “How Deep Is Your Love” (Columbia/Sony), his collab with London house trio Disciples, has climbed 2-1 in its sixth week on the ARIA Singles Chart. His previous best was with “Sweet Nothing,” which peaked at No. 2 in October 2012.
On the new chart, “Love” outpaces recordings by Nico & Vinz feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha (“That’s How You Know” at No. 2), The Weeknd (“Can’t Feel My Face” at No. 3), Lost Frequencies (“Are You With Me” at No. 4) and R. City feat. Adam Levine (“Locked Away” at No. 5).
Harris, who is currently the face of Emporio Armani and serves as brand ambassador and resident DJ for Hakkasan, Wet Republic and Omnia “superclubs” in Las Vegas, was last week crowned the top-earning DJ in the world, according to a report published by Forbes.
Meanwhile, “Wildest Dreams” improves 18-6 to give Harris’ girlfriend Taylor Swift her 11th top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart. It’s also Swift’s fifth top ten single from her hit new album, 1989 (Big Machine/Universal). And her friend and touring partner Vance Joy enjoys his second top ten on the national singles chart with “Fire And The Flood,” which rises 15-8. The Melbourne singer-songwriter previously hit the top ten with “Riptide” (Liberation/Universal), which this week sits at No. 98 to extend its chart streak to 128 weeks inside the top 100.
On the ARIA Albums Chart, U.S. metal band Disturbed collect their second No. 1 with Immortalized, (Reprise/Warner Music) which debuts in the top spot, ahead of recordings by Dr. Dre (Compton at No. 2), Bon Jovi (Burning Bridges, which opens at No. 3), Rob Thomas (The Great Unknown which bows at No. 4) and Short Stack (Homecoming, which is new at No. 5).