Calvin Harris has gone from a small time Scottish DJ to one of the biggest selling acts in the world and he says he has Rihanna to thank for it all.
Harris has confessed that teaming up with Rihanna for their number one single 'We Found Love' was the best decision he ever made for his career and has helped increase his popularity with the American audience.
"It changed absolutely everything. Career-wise it was the best thing that could ever have happened," he told The Sun .
"For example, in America my tune 'Feel So Close' came out about three months before."
He continued: "But when We Found Love came out, the radio started playing 'Feel So Close' like it was the single after. Then that did really well, it charted well and sold a lot of copies."
Harris has previously said that 'We Found Love' was offered to other singers before it was eventually released by RiRi.
Leona Lewis worked with producer Calvin Harris on the song, but claims it was given to the Bajan star when she refused to release it as the lead single from the LP.
The pairs tracked picked up the Best Video gong at this year's MTV Video Music Awards beating the likes of Katy Perry and M.I.A.
Calvin Harris is gearing up for the release of his new album 18 Month, set for release' next week, which sees him teamed up with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal and Florence & The Machine.
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