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Calvin Harris is the world’s highest-paid DJ. Here’s how much he made in 2016

A new ranking by Forbes finds Calvin Harris holding on to his position as the world’s highest-paid DJ.

music Updated: Aug 09, 2017 22:24 IST
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas,Nevada.
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas,Nevada.(REUTERS)

A new ranking by Forbes finds Calvin Harris holding on to his position as the world’s highest-paid DJ.

Harris earns the distinction for the fifth consecutive year, according to Forbes’s Electronic Cash Kings list, having netted $48.5 million. While his Las Vegas performances draw mid-six-figure fees, his music festival appearances have earned him seven-figure sums.

Forbes notes Harris’s success as a crossover producer, namely with his recent track Feels, featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean.

Harris’s latest star-studded album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, was released in June.

Next in line is Tiësto, who consistently finishes in the top three of the Electronic Cash Kings list. The Dutch DJ played 134 gigs and earned $39 million in 2016-2017. He is followed by EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers.

Skrillex, Steve Aoki, and Diplo take the fourth through sixth spots, while David Guetta comes in seventh with $25 million in earnings.

The ranking is based on earnings from June 2016 to June 2017.

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