Scottish deejay Calvin Harris didn’t really bounce onto the electronic dance music scene until he teamed up with pop artist Rihanna on “We Found Love” in 2011. Since then, Harris has struck gold, becoming the top-earning deejay in the world with an annual income of $66 million, according to Forbes.
Now the former grocery-store stock boy has added to his winning streak a three-year partnership with three Hakkasan Group venues, according to a Monday announcement.
Harris plans to split his time between MGM Grand's Hakkasan Nightclub and daytime pool party venue Wet Republic and the new Omnia Nightclub scheduled to open at Caesars Palace this spring.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Harris will earn an estimated $400,000 per appearance.
Harris also earns his paycheck as a music consultant for the group's restaurants and impending hotels, including a just-announced collaboration between Hakkasan and the MGM Grand in London’s upscale Mayfair section.
Harris, who played 125 gigs worldwide in the 12 months since June 1, 2013, released his fourth studio album “Motion,” featuring Big Sean, Ellie Goulding and Gwen Stefani, among others, in November, 2014. His single “Blame” reached more than one billion streams on Spotify.
Harris next mans the decks at Hakkasan on Friday, Jan. 30.
Info: Hakkasan, (702) 891-383