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Calvin Harris becomes first British solo artist to reach 1bn Spotify streams

Calvin Harris has reached the one billion play mark on Spotify.

This means that the Scottish DJ is the first British solo artist to achieve the feat on the streaming service.

In recognition of the landmark, Harris will host a Spotify Playlist Takeover on Tuesday (September 9) at 8pm UK time.

Spotify's Vice President of Content and Distribution Steve Savoca commented:

"We would like to congratulate Calvin Harris on reaching the huge milestone of a billion streams on Spotify, conclusive proof if any were needed that he is one of the most popular artists on Spotify."

It was confirmed recently that the Harris track 'Summer' was the most popular song on Spotify over the summer months.

It racked up over 160 million hits over the season.

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Listen to Calvin Harris' new single 'Blame' below: