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.
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!”