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Calvin Harris Named World’s Highest Paid DJ by Forbes for 6th Consecutive Year

The electronic music artist finds himself on top of Forbes’ list of highest paid DJ’s for a sixth consecutive year, the publication revealed on Tuesday.

Harris brought in an eye-popping $48.5 million this past year — largely due to Las Vegas sets and headlining festival performances — which is nearly a full $10 million above the second artist on the list, Tiesto ($39 million). The Chainsmokers ($38 million), Skrillex ($30 million) and Steve Aoki ($29.5 million) round out the top five on Forbes’ list.

Recently, the 33-year-old musician turned his DJ dominance into crossover success, with Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. Harris’ star-studded album features an abundance of collaborations — from Frank Ocean and Migos, to Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams — and debuted at No. 2 in the U.S., Harris’ best stateside debut yet.

Harris still has a long way to go if he wants to catch his pop star ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift. Last November, Forbes crowned the 1989 artist the highest paid musician in 2016, bringing in an astounding $170 million in the previous year.

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