Producer scores seven Top Ten hits from same album
Adam Tait

10:04 15th January 2013

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Calvin Harris has achieved the impressive feat of having seven tracks from the same album reach the top ten.

The Scottish DJ reached the landmark when his new track 'Drinking From The Bottle' reached No.5 this week.

Calvin has also been recently nominated for Best British Male at the Brit Awards, so 2013 could be off to a very good start indeed for the hit-maker.

When a fan took to Twitter to let him know that his new single had got him to the milestone, he Tweeted simply: "Apparently the only other albums with 7 top 10s are Born in The USA and Thriller hahaha that's amazing."

Although he's joing Bruce Springsteen and Micael Jackson in the exclusive club, Harris is the first UK artist ever to achieve the remarkable feat.

Last year proved to be another incredibly successful one for Calvin Harris, with his album 18 Months reaching number one and a host of singles proving to be hits, including his collaboration with Florence Welch, 'Sweet Nothing'.

The producer told The Guardian that making pop music was easy, but added that doing it perfectly was more tricky.

"It's incredibly easy to do, but hard to do perfectly. I'd struggle to make a perfect ham sandwich because I never make them, whereas pop music comes naturally to me - it's what I do every day."

He also explained that it's easier to work with female vocalists than males as their voices don't interfer with basslines of drumbeats.

The DJ is up against Ben Howard, Olly Murs and Mercury Prize nominees Plan B and Richard Hawley for the Best British Male award at the Brits in February.

Harris has already taken home a Brit once, when is tack with Dizzee Rascal, 'Dance Wiv Me', earned him Best Dancefloor Filler at the 2009 awards.

He was nominated for Best British Male in 2010, but lost out to his collaborator Dizzee Rascal.

He'll be hoping that 2013 will be the year he manages to clinch the award so he can add it to his growing list of achievements.

Harris perfoming in Glasgow last December

Before Christmas Harris revealed that he had plans to work with Emeli Sande in the future and that the two had begun to try and find time when they are both free to get in a studio together.

Harris has a reputation for crafting hits with big name female vocalists, having previously worked with Florence Welch, Rihanna and Ellie Goulding.

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