Calvin Harris reveals failed “experiment” to win a Grammy

He lost out to Greg Kurstin this year

Calvin Harris has detailed the tactic he unsuccessfully implemented in order to win a Grammy.

Harris – who released ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1’ last June – was nominated for Producer of the Year at the 2018 Grammys but lost out to Foo Fighters and Liam Gallagher producer Greg Kurstin. He had previously won a Grammy in 2013 for Best Short Form Music Video for Rihanna collaboration ‘We Found Love’.

After his loss to Kurstin at the weekend, Harris took to Twitter to tweeted: “Last year I grew a big ol beard in order to be taken seriously by the Grammys as a producer. It worked to an extent – my Producer of the Year nomination came through and I was happy the beard was performing as well as I had hoped.”


“But unfortunately this weekend I learned that even a new beard has its limitations,” he added. “On Sunday I lost out to the incredible Greg Kurstin. A big ol beard can only take you so far. An important lesson learned that i am happy to pass forward to all of you good people.”

Harris has now said that his experiment has ended, saying: “Now my beard is gone, the experiment completed and I can move forward with 2018! God bless and thank you for your support”.

See Harris’ tweets below.


Last year, Liam Gallagher called Calvin Harris “boring” and said that DJs are “the new accountants”.

In response to a suggestion that DJs have become the “new rock stars”, Liam replied: “Did they? Not in my world, they haven’t. What, Calvin fuckin’ Harris? The most boring fucking person? Fuck off, mate… I’ll tell you what they’ve become: the new accountants!”

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