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Motion
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Studio album by
Released31 October 2014 (2014-10-31)
Recorded2013–2014
Studio
  • Fly Eye (London)[a]
  • EMI (London)[b]
  • Alesso (Stockholm)[b]
  • Miloco Arcadium (London)[c]
  • Disturbing London (London)[d]
  • Ummet Ozcan (Amsterdam)[e]
  • Henson (Los Angeles)[f]
  • Kingston Sound (Los Angeles)[g]
  • R3hab Productions (Breda, Netherlands)[h]
Genre
Length55:46
Label
Producer
Calvin Harris chronology
18 Months
(2012)
Motion
(2014)
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
(2017)
Singles from Motion
  1. "Under Control"
    Released: 7 October 2013
  2. "Summer"
    Released: 14 March 2014
  3. "Blame"
    Released: 5 September 2014
  4. "Outside"
    Released: 20 October 2014
  5. "Open Wide"
    Released: 27 January 2015
  6. "Pray to God"
    Released: 6 March 2015

Motion is the fourth studio album by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, released on 31 October 2014 by Fly Eye and Columbia Records. The album includes collaborations with Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, John Newman, Tinashe, Big Sean, Alesso, R3hab, Ummet Ozcan, Firebeatz, Hurts, Haim and All About She.

The album received mixed responses from critics. Motion debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart, with 37,325 copies sold in its first week. It debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and became Harris's second consecutive number-one album on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album's first three singles—"Under Control", "Summer" and "Blame"—all topped the UK Singles Chart. Other singles released from the album include "Outside", "Open Wide" and "Pray to God".

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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter who has released six studio albums.

Fly Eye Records

Fly Eye Records

Fly Eye Records was a record label founded by Calvin Harris in 2010. The label was first launched in May 2010 with the single "Gecko" from Mr Blink, a DJ who served as Harris' opening act. In 2014, the label formed a partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Most of the label's releases belong to the EDM genre.

Columbia Records

Columbia Records

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded on January 15, 1889, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, and the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1991, its recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and actress. She is a co-founder, lead vocalist, and the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl", "Spiderwebs", and "Don't Speak", from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life" from later albums.

Big Sean

Big Sean

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper. Anderson began his music career in 2007 and gained popularity in 2010 with his third mixtape Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big. He then signed a recording contract with GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings and released his debut studio album, Finally Famous in 2011, which included the US top 10 single "Dance (Ass)". Anderson followed it with his second album, Hall of Fame (2013), while his third album, Dark Sky Paradise (2015), debuted atop the US Billboard 200. It also included the hit singles "I Don't Fuck with You" and "Blessings". His fourth album, I Decided (2017), contained "Bounce Back", his highest-charting US single, while his fifth album Detroit 2 (2020) was his third consecutive platinum album.

Alesso

Alesso

Alessandro Renato Rodolfo Lindblad, better known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ and music producer.

Firebeatz

Firebeatz

Firebeatz is a Dutch DJ and music production duo consisting of Tim Benjamin Smulders and Jurre van Doeselaar. The duo formed in Tilburg in 2008, and gained fame in the EDM scene through their dance floor hits like "Dear New York", "Here We F*cking Go" and "Helicopter". The duo has sinced worked with well-known artists such as Calvin Harris, Tiësto and Martin Garrix.

All About She

All About She

All About She are an English band from London, England. The band consists of record producers James Tadgell and Jon Clare, and singer Vanya Taylor. They were signed to Tinie Tempah's record label Disturbing London and have worked several times with him as well as other artists on the label. Tadgell and Clare, who have both previously worked with Devlin and Scorcher, wrote and produced "Intro", which opens Tinie Tempah's debut album Disc-Overy. Vanya provided vocals for Tinie's hit single "Simply Unstoppable" and Roska's song "Desire". Taylor has also performed backing vocals for Jessie J, and All About She created a remix of her single "It's My Party" for the deluxe edition of her second album, Alive. They also collaborated with Calvin Harris on a song from his fourth album, Motion (2014).

Billboard 200

Billboard 200

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Dance/Electronic Albums

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Blame (Calvin Harris song)

Blame (Calvin Harris song)

"Blame" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It was released as the album's third single on 5 September 2014. The song features the vocals of English singer John Newman and is included on the deluxe edition of Newman's second studio album, Revolve. Newman's brother James Newman assisted the artists in writing the song, with Harris serving as the producer.

Background

The album's title, artwork and release date were officially revealed on 25 September 2014.[3] On 5 October, Harris took to Twitter to announce a list of collaborators on the album, including Ellie Goulding, Ummet Ozcan, Big Sean, R3hab, Gwen Stefani, Haim, Tinashe and All About She.[4]

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Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.

Ummet Ozcan

Ummet Ozcan

Ummet Ozcan is a Dutch DJ and record producer of Turkish origin from Putten, Gelderland.

Big Sean

Big Sean

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper. Anderson began his music career in 2007 and gained popularity in 2010 with his third mixtape Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big. He then signed a recording contract with GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings and released his debut studio album, Finally Famous in 2011, which included the US top 10 single "Dance (Ass)". Anderson followed it with his second album, Hall of Fame (2013), while his third album, Dark Sky Paradise (2015), debuted atop the US Billboard 200. It also included the hit singles "I Don't Fuck with You" and "Blessings". His fourth album, I Decided (2017), contained "Bounce Back", his highest-charting US single, while his fifth album Detroit 2 (2020) was his third consecutive platinum album.

R3hab

R3hab

Fadil El Ghoul, performing under the stage name R3hab, is a Dutch-Moroccan disc jockey and music producer.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and actress. She is a co-founder, lead vocalist, and the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl", "Spiderwebs", and "Don't Speak", from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life" from later albums.

Haim (band)

Haim (band)

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Tinashe

Tinashe

Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, is an American singer, dancer, and actress. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Tinashe moved to Pasadena as a child to pursue a career in entertainment. Her notable roles included as a motion-capture model in the animated film The Polar Express (2004), Robin Wheeler in the Cartoon Network television series Out of Jimmy's Head (2007–2008), and a recurring role in the CBS series Two and a Half Men (2008–2009).

All About She

All About She

All About She are an English band from London, England. The band consists of record producers James Tadgell and Jon Clare, and singer Vanya Taylor. They were signed to Tinie Tempah's record label Disturbing London and have worked several times with him as well as other artists on the label. Tadgell and Clare, who have both previously worked with Devlin and Scorcher, wrote and produced "Intro", which opens Tinie Tempah's debut album Disc-Overy. Vanya provided vocals for Tinie's hit single "Simply Unstoppable" and Roska's song "Desire". Taylor has also performed backing vocals for Jessie J, and All About She created a remix of her single "It's My Party" for the deluxe edition of her second album, Alive. They also collaborated with Calvin Harris on a song from his fourth album, Motion (2014).

Singles

"Under Control", a collaborative track with Swedish DJ Alesso and English duo Hurts, was released on 7 October 2013 as the first single from Motion.[5][6] The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart,[7] and charted inside the top 10 in Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.[8][9]

"Summer" was released on 14 March 2014 as the album's second single.[10][11] It reached number one in the United Kingdom and Ireland,[9][12] and charted within the top five in countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Norway and Sweden.[13][14] It also became Harris's highest-charting solo single on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time, peaking at number seven.[15]

"Blame" features vocals from English singer John Newman and was released on 7 September 2014 as the album's third single.[16] The song earned Harris his fifth number-one single as a lead artist (and seventh in total) on the UK Singles Chart.[17] Internationally, "Blame" peaked at number one in Finland, Norway and Sweden,[18] and reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.[15]

"Outside" was released on 20 October 2014 as the album's fourth single, featuring English singer Ellie Goulding.[19] The single reached number six on the UK Singles Chart.[12] It also peaked at number one in Germany and Finland, while charting inside the top five in Ireland, Norway and Sweden, the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand, and the top 30 in the United States.[9][15][20]

"Open Wide", which features Big Sean, was originally released as the second promotional single from the album on 27 October 2014.[21] It is a vocal mix of the instrumental track "C.U.B.A", which was released on Beatport on 21 July 2014.[22][23] The song peaked at number 23 on the UK Singles Chart.[12] "Open Wide" was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio in the United States on 27 January 2015 as the album's fifth single.[24]

"Pray to God", featuring American band Haim, was released on 6 March 2015 as the album's sixth and final single overall.[25] The song reached number 10 on the Australian Singles Chart and number 35 on the UK Singles Chart.[12][26]

Promotional singles and other songs

"Slow Acid" was released as the first promotional single from the album on 15 October 2014.[27] The song reached number 86 on the UK Singles Chart.[12]

"Burnin'", a collaboration with Dutch DJ R3hab, was released as the album's second promotional single on 29 October 2014 through Beatport.[28]

"Overdrive", a collaboration with Dutch DJ Ummet Ozcan, was released as the album's third promotional single on 22 December 2014 through Beatport. It was renamed to "Overdrive (Part 2)" because it was slightly remixed.[29]

Despite not being released as a single, "Faith" reached number 31 on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart,[30] number 33 on the UK Dance Singles Chart[31] and number 178 on the French Singles Chart.[32]

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Alesso

Alesso

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Hurts

Hurts

Hurts are an English musical duo formed in Manchester in 2009, consisting of singer Theo Hutchcraft and multi-instrumentalist Adam Anderson. They have released five studio albums: Happiness (2010), Exile (2013), Surrender (2015), Desire (2017) and Faith (2020). Their first two albums both reached the top 10 in several countries.

Billboard Hot 100

Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

Blame (Calvin Harris song)

Blame (Calvin Harris song)

"Blame" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It was released as the album's third single on 5 September 2014. The song features the vocals of English singer John Newman and is included on the deluxe edition of Newman's second studio album, Revolve. Newman's brother James Newman assisted the artists in writing the song, with Harris serving as the producer.

John Newman (singer)

John Newman (singer)

John William Peter Newman is an English DJ, singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. He is best known for the track "Love Me Again" which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2013 and appeared in FIFA 14, as well as co-writing and singing on Rudimental's 2012 singles "Feel the Love" and "Not Giving In", which peaked at number one and number 14 on the chart, respectively. In 2014, he featured in the Calvin Harris single "Blame", which also topped the UK charts.

Outside (Calvin Harris song)

Outside (Calvin Harris song)

"Outside" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, featuring English singer Ellie Goulding, from Harris's fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It was released on 20 October 2014 as the album's fourth single. The song also appears on the deluxe edition of Goulding's third studio album, Delirium (2015). "Outside" marks the second collaboration between Harris and Goulding, following the single "I Need Your Love" (2013).

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.

Open Wide (song)

Open Wide (song)

"Open Wide" is a song by Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It features American rapper Big Sean. Originally released a promotional single on 27 October 2014, the song officially impacted rhythmic contemporary radio in the United States on 27 January 2015 as the album's fifth single. "Open Wide" is the vocal version of Harris's instrumental track "C.U.B.A", which appears as a B-side to his single "Blame". It peaked at number 23 in the UK, becoming Harris's first single to miss the top 10 since 2010.

Big Sean

Big Sean

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper. Anderson began his music career in 2007 and gained popularity in 2010 with his third mixtape Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big. He then signed a recording contract with GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings and released his debut studio album, Finally Famous in 2011, which included the US top 10 single "Dance (Ass)". Anderson followed it with his second album, Hall of Fame (2013), while his third album, Dark Sky Paradise (2015), debuted atop the US Billboard 200. It also included the hit singles "I Don't Fuck with You" and "Blessings". His fourth album, I Decided (2017), contained "Bounce Back", his highest-charting US single, while his fifth album Detroit 2 (2020) was his third consecutive platinum album.

Beatport

Beatport

Beatport is an American electronic music-oriented online music store owned by LiveStyle. The company is based in Denver, Los Angeles, and Berlin. Beatport is oriented primarily towards DJs, selling full songs as well as resources that can be used for remixes.

Haim (band)

Haim (band)

Haim is an American rock band, based in Los Angeles and comprising three sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim. In addition to their primary instruments, each is proficient in several others. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the more rock-oriented sound of their live shows.

ARIA Charts

ARIA Charts

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Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic57/100[33]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[34]
Billboard[35]
Entertainment WeeklyB[36]
The Guardian[37]
Los Angeles Times[38]
NewsdayB+[1]
PopMatters6/10[39]
Rolling Stone[40]
Slant Magazine[41]
USA Today[42]

Motion received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 57, based on nine reviews.[33] Glenn Gamboa of Newsday praised the album as an "EDM winner" and was complimentary of songs such as "Outside", "Pray to God" and "Open Wide".[1] Kyle Anderson of Entertainment Weekly wrote, "The best tracks on Motion [...] focus more on high-caliber vocals than on booty-blasting low end", adding that Harris's "largely straight-ahead approach will rankle EDM devotees who are searching for boundary-busting beats, but he's taking his chances with the most unpredictable technology of all: the human voice."[36] Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times opined, "For all the intensity he delivers on Motion, Harris is best [...] when he dials down the jock-jam vibe, as in 'Love Now' [...] and 'Ecstasy'". Wood also praised the guest appearances of Gwen Stefani and Haim, stating that "the presence of those strong women does wonders for Harris' amped-up music. They bring out the man, not the meathead, in the machine."[38] Elysa Gardner of USA Today remarked that "Harris' textural savvy is evident throughout, if his methods are hardly novel."[42]

At Billboard, Megan Buerger commented that although the album is "packed with all-too-predictable crowd-pleasers", it "also has a few surprises [...] that suggest [Harris is] a more dynamic producer than he lets on, one with a true appreciation of dance music's purer forms."[35] Despite noting that "there are occasional surprises" on the album, Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian concluded, "The big pop hooks and breakdowns are here, but there is little sense of Harris's personality."[37] AllMusic's Heather Phares was unimpressed, writing, "Despite a few bright moments, Motion is disappointingly bland—especially since Harris has made plenty of memorable electro-pop before and after his EDM makeover."[34] Similarly, Brent Faulkner of PopMatters found Motion to be "somewhat of a scattered album with some shining moments", but wrote that "Harris' production is sound and the material is pleasant if nothing more. It's not the biggest triumph of the year by any means, but Motion does whet the palate."[39] Nick Murray of Rolling Stone expressed that "Harris is updating his EDM template rather than coming close to reimagining it", while citing "It Was You", "Dollar Signs" and "Summer" as "the kind of superglossy, unexceptionally fun tunes that kids will dance to and rebel against in equal numbers."[40] Slant Magazine's James Rainis complimented songs like "Blame" and "Together", but criticised "Faith" and "Open Wide", commenting, "Regrettably, such ear candy [as 'Blame'] is few and far between."[41]

Rolling Stone included Motion at number 15 on their list of the "20 Best Pop Albums of 2014".[43]

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AllMusic

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Billboard (magazine)

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Entertainment Weekly

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Los Angeles Times

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Newsday

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PopMatters

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Slant Magazine

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and actress. She is a co-founder, lead vocalist, and the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl", "Spiderwebs", and "Don't Speak", from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life" from later albums.

Haim (band)

Haim (band)

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Commercial performance

Motion debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart, selling 37,325 copies in its first week.[44] In the United States, it entered the Billboard 200 at number five with first-week sales of 35,000 copies, marking Harris's first top-10 album on the chart, as well as his best sales week in the US.[45] It also became his second album to top the Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart, following 18 Months (2012).[46] As of January 2015, the album had sold 66,000 copies in the US.[47] The album debuted at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart with 7,300 copies sold in its first week.[48]

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Billboard 200

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Billboard (magazine)

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Dance/Electronic Albums

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18 Months

18 Months

18 Months is the third studio album by Scottish DJ and musician Calvin Harris. It was released on 26 October 2012 by Deconstruction, Fly Eye and Columbia Records. It marked Harris's first album where he does not regularly provide vocals on each song, instead producing the music and having guest singers sing for him, as Harris stated in late 2010 he did not intend to sing on his songs anymore. The album also shows a shift from Harris' usual nu disco-style songs, focusing more on an electro house style.

Canadian Albums Chart

Canadian Albums Chart

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Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Faith"Harris3:39
2."Under Control" (with Alesso featuring Hurts)
  • Harris
  • Alesso
3:04
3."Blame" (featuring John Newman)
  • Harris
  • John Newman
  • James Newman
Harris3:32
4."Love Now" (featuring All About She)
  • Harris
  • All About She
Harris3:38
5."Slow Acid"HarrisHarris3:41
6."Outside" (featuring Ellie Goulding)
  • Harris
  • Goulding
Harris3:47
7."It Was You" (with Firebeatz)
  • Harris
  • Firebeatz
  • Harris
  • Firebeatz
3:44
8."Summer"HarrisHarris3:42
9."Overdrive" (with Ummet Ozcan)
  • Harris
  • Ozcan
  • Harris
  • Ozcan
4:51
10."Ecstasy" (featuring Hurts)
  • Harris
  • Hutchcraft
Harris3:41
11."Pray to God" (featuring Haim)
  • Harris
  • Rechtshaid[a]
3:52
12."Open Wide" (featuring Big Sean)
  • Harris
  • Big Sean
Harris3:07
13."Together" (featuring Gwen Stefani)Harris3:38
14."Burnin'" (with R3hab)
  • Harris
  • R3hab
  • Harris
  • R3hab
3:54
15."Dollar Signs" (featuring Tinashe)
  • Harris
  • Tinashe
Harris3:56
Japanese edition bonus tracks[49]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."Under Control" (Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano Mix) (with Alesso featuring Hurts)
  • Harris
  • Lindblad
  • Hutchcraft
  • Harris
  • Alesso
6:03
17."Summer" (R3hab & Ummet Ozcan Remix)HarrisHarris4:43

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

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Calvin Harris

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Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter who has released six studio albums.

John Newman (singer)

John Newman (singer)

John William Peter Newman is an English DJ, singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. He is best known for the track "Love Me Again" which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2013 and appeared in FIFA 14, as well as co-writing and singing on Rudimental's 2012 singles "Feel the Love" and "Not Giving In", which peaked at number one and number 14 on the chart, respectively. In 2014, he featured in the Calvin Harris single "Blame", which also topped the UK charts.

Alesso

Alesso

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Hurts

Hurts

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Blame (Calvin Harris song)

Blame (Calvin Harris song)

"Blame" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It was released as the album's third single on 5 September 2014. The song features the vocals of English singer John Newman and is included on the deluxe edition of Newman's second studio album, Revolve. Newman's brother James Newman assisted the artists in writing the song, with Harris serving as the producer.

All About She

All About She

All About She are an English band from London, England. The band consists of record producers James Tadgell and Jon Clare, and singer Vanya Taylor. They were signed to Tinie Tempah's record label Disturbing London and have worked several times with him as well as other artists on the label. Tadgell and Clare, who have both previously worked with Devlin and Scorcher, wrote and produced "Intro", which opens Tinie Tempah's debut album Disc-Overy. Vanya provided vocals for Tinie's hit single "Simply Unstoppable" and Roska's song "Desire". Taylor has also performed backing vocals for Jessie J, and All About She created a remix of her single "It's My Party" for the deluxe edition of her second album, Alive. They also collaborated with Calvin Harris on a song from his fourth album, Motion (2014).

Outside (Calvin Harris song)

Outside (Calvin Harris song)

"Outside" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, featuring English singer Ellie Goulding, from Harris's fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It was released on 20 October 2014 as the album's fourth single. The song also appears on the deluxe edition of Goulding's third studio album, Delirium (2015). "Outside" marks the second collaboration between Harris and Goulding, following the single "I Need Your Love" (2013).

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

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Firebeatz

Firebeatz

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Pray to God (song)

Pray to God (song)

"Pray to God" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, featuring vocals from American rock band Haim. It was released on 6 March 2015 as the sixth and final single from Harris's fourth studio album, Motion (2014). The song attained moderate commercial success, reaching the top 10 in Australia, whilst claiming a top-40 position in the United Kingdom—his second single to miss the top 10 since 2010. The song is co-produced and co-written by Haim's regular producer Ariel Rechtshaid.

Haim (band)

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Ariel Rechtshaid

Ariel Rechtshaid

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Personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Motion.[50]

Musicians

Technical

  • Calvin Harris – production (all tracks); mixing (tracks 1–10, 14, 15); engineering (track 2); mastering (track 14)
  • Mike Marsh – mastering (tracks 1, 2, 11, 13)
  • Alesso – production, mixing, engineering (track 2)
  • Arthur Indrikovs – vocal engineering (tracks 3)
  • Seb Berrios – additional vocal engineering (tracks 3)
  • Simon Davey – mastering (tracks 3–8, 10, 15)
  • Firebeatz – production (track 7)
  • Ummet Ozcan – production, mixing (track 9)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – additional production (track 11)
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing (tracks 11–13)
  • Chris Galland – mixing assistance (tracks 11–13)
  • Ike Schultz – mixing assistance (tracks 11–13)

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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter who has released six studio albums.

John Newman (singer)

John Newman (singer)

John William Peter Newman is an English DJ, singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. He is best known for the track "Love Me Again" which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2013 and appeared in FIFA 14, as well as co-writing and singing on Rudimental's 2012 singles "Feel the Love" and "Not Giving In", which peaked at number one and number 14 on the chart, respectively. In 2014, he featured in the Calvin Harris single "Blame", which also topped the UK charts.

All About She

All About She

All About She are an English band from London, England. The band consists of record producers James Tadgell and Jon Clare, and singer Vanya Taylor. They were signed to Tinie Tempah's record label Disturbing London and have worked several times with him as well as other artists on the label. Tadgell and Clare, who have both previously worked with Devlin and Scorcher, wrote and produced "Intro", which opens Tinie Tempah's debut album Disc-Overy. Vanya provided vocals for Tinie's hit single "Simply Unstoppable" and Roska's song "Desire". Taylor has also performed backing vocals for Jessie J, and All About She created a remix of her single "It's My Party" for the deluxe edition of her second album, Alive. They also collaborated with Calvin Harris on a song from his fourth album, Motion (2014).

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.

Firebeatz

Firebeatz

Firebeatz is a Dutch DJ and music production duo consisting of Tim Benjamin Smulders and Jurre van Doeselaar. The duo formed in Tilburg in 2008, and gained fame in the EDM scene through their dance floor hits like "Dear New York", "Here We F*cking Go" and "Helicopter". The duo has sinced worked with well-known artists such as Calvin Harris, Tiësto and Martin Garrix.

Haim (band)

Haim (band)

Haim is an American rock band, based in Los Angeles and comprising three sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim. In addition to their primary instruments, each is proficient in several others. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the more rock-oriented sound of their live shows.

Danielle Haim

Danielle Haim

Danielle Sari Haim is an American musician. She is the lead guitarist and vocalist of the pop rock band Haim, which also consists of her two sisters, Este Haim and Alana Haim. Danielle also serves as the group's drummer in the studio, while they retain a separate drummer for most of their live performances.

Ariel Rechtshaid

Ariel Rechtshaid

Ariel Rechtshaid is an American record producer, audio engineer, mixing engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. His accolades include three Grammy Awards for music production.

Big Sean

Big Sean

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Gwen Stefani

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Alesso

Alesso

Alessandro Renato Rodolfo Lindblad, better known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ and music producer.

Manny Marroquin

Manny Marroquin

Manny Marroquin is an American mixing engineer. He has received ten Grammy awards for his professional audio work.

Charts

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ARIA Charts

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Canadian Albums Chart

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Billboard (magazine)

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Hitlisten

Hitlisten

Hitlisten, also known as Tracklisten, is a Danish top 40 record chart that is updated every Wednesday at midnight on the website hitlisten.nu. The weekly Danish singles chart combines the 40 best-selling tracks from streaming and legal music downloads. The Danish albums chart combines downloads, streaming and also sales of CDs. There is a separate vinyl chart. The data is collected by Nielsen Music Control, who also compile the chart on behalf of IFPI.

Dutch Album Top 100

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GfK Entertainment charts

GfK Entertainment charts

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Irish Recorded Music Association

Irish Recorded Music Association

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Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana

Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana

The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) is an umbrella organization that keeps track of virtually all aspects of the music recording industry in Italy. It was established in 1992, when major corporate labels left the previously existing Associazione dei Fonografici Italiani (AFI). During the following years, most of the remaining Italian record labels left AFI to join the new organisation. As of 2011, FIMI represents 2,500 companies operating in the music business.

Oricon Albums Chart

Oricon Albums Chart

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Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas

Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas

Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON) is a non-profit organization integrated by multinational and national record companies in Mexico. Established on April 3, 1963, it is a trade association of phonographic companies that represent more than 70 percent of the market in Mexico. AMPROFON is an associated member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Official New Zealand Music Chart

Official New Zealand Music Chart

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Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa

Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa

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Certifications

Certifications for Motion
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[103] Platinum 70,000double-dagger
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[104] Diamond 160,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[105] 2× Platinum 40,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI)[106] Gold 25,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[107] 3× Platinum 180,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV)[108] Platinum 20,000double-dagger
Sweden (GLF)[109] 2× Platinum 80,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[110] Platinum 300,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[111] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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List of music recording certifications

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Australian Recording Industry Association

Australian Recording Industry Association

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade association representing the Australian recording industry which was established in the 1970s by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956. It oversees the collection, administration and distribution of music licences and royalties.

Pro-Música Brasil

Pro-Música Brasil

Pro-Música Brasil (PMB), previously Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos (ABPD), is an official representative body of the record labels in the Brazilian phonographic market.

IFPI Danmark

IFPI Danmark

IFPI Danmark is the Danish branch of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and is the official charts provider and recording sales certification body for Denmark.

Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana

Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana

The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) is an umbrella organization that keeps track of virtually all aspects of the music recording industry in Italy. It was established in 1992, when major corporate labels left the previously existing Associazione dei Fonografici Italiani (AFI). During the following years, most of the remaining Italian record labels left AFI to join the new organisation. As of 2011, FIMI represents 2,500 companies operating in the music business.

Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas

Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas

Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON) is a non-profit organization integrated by multinational and national record companies in Mexico. Established on April 3, 1963, it is a trade association of phonographic companies that represent more than 70 percent of the market in Mexico. AMPROFON is an associated member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry

Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry

The Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry is the trade organization that represents the interests of the music industry in Poland, and the Polish chapter of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Founded in 1991, it is authorized by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to act as a copyright collective in the field of phonogram and videogram producers' rights. ZPAV publishes the Polish Music Charts and awards music recording sales certifications. It also issues the Fryderyk annual award for Polish music.

Swedish Recording Industry Association

Swedish Recording Industry Association

Grammofonleverantörernas förening (GLF), or the Swedish Recording Industry Association in English, is an organization representing the music recording industry of Sweden. It has compiled and published the official record charts for the Swedish music recording industry since 1975, including the Swedish Albums Chart and Swedish Singles Chart. The charts are based on statistics of album and single sales, DVD-sales, digital sales as well as streams.

British Phonographic Industry

British Phonographic Industry

British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is the British recorded music industry's Trade association. It runs the BRIT Awards, the Classic BRIT Awards, National Album Day, is home to the Mercury Prize, and co-owns the Official Charts Company with the Entertainment Retailers Association, and awards UK music sales through the BRIT Certified Awards.

Recording Industry Association of America

Recording Industry Association of America

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the music recording industry in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors that the RIAA says "create, manufacture, and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States". RIAA is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Release history

Release dates and formats for Motion
Region Date Format Label Ref(s)
Australia 31 October 2014 Sony [112][113]
Germany [114][115]
Ireland [116][117]
Sweden Sony [118][119]
France 3 November 2014 [120][121]
United Kingdom
  • Fly Eye
  • Columbia
[122][123]
Italy 4 November 2014 Sony [124][125]
United States Columbia [126][127]
Japan Digital download Sony [128]
12 November 2014 CD [49]
United States 14 April 2015 LP Columbia [129]
France 17 April 2015 Sony [130]
Germany 20 April 2015 [131]
United Kingdom
  • Fly Eye
  • Columbia
[132]

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Compact disc

Compact disc

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Music download

Music download

A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a personal computer, portable media player, MP3 player or smartphone. This term encompasses both legal downloads and downloads of copyrighted material without permission or legal payment. According to a Nielsen report, downloadable music accounted for 55.9 percent of all music sales in the US in 2012. By the beginning of 2011, Apple's iTunes Store alone made US$1.1 billion of revenue in the first quarter of its fiscal year. Music downloads are typically encoded with modified discrete cosine transform (MDCT) audio data compression, particularly the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format used by iTunes as well as the MP3 audio coding format.

Fly Eye Records

Fly Eye Records

Fly Eye Records was a record label founded by Calvin Harris in 2010. The label was first launched in May 2010 with the single "Gecko" from Mr Blink, a DJ who served as Harris' opening act. In 2014, the label formed a partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Most of the label's releases belong to the EDM genre.

Columbia Records

Columbia Records

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded on January 15, 1889, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, and the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1991, its recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records.

Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. , often abbreviated as SMEJ or simply SME, and also known as Sony Music Japan for short, is a Japanese music arm for Sony. Founded in 1968 as CBS/Sony, SMEJ is directly owned by Sony Group Corporation and is operating independently from the United States-based Sony Music Entertainment due to its strength in the Japanese music industry. Its subsidiaries include the Japanese animation production enterprise, Aniplex, which was established in September 1995 as a joint-venture between Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, but which in 2001 became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan. It was prominent in the early to mid '90s producing and licensing music for animated series such as Roujin Z from acclaimed Japanese comic artist Katsuhiro Otomo and Capcom's Street Fighter animated series.

LP record

LP record

The LP is an analog sound storage medium, a phonograph record format characterized by: a speed of 33+1⁄3 rpm; a 12- or 10-inch diameter; use of the "microgroove" groove specification; and a vinyl composition disk. Introduced by Columbia in 1948, it was soon adopted as a new standard by the entire record industry. Apart from a few relatively minor refinements and the important later addition of stereophonic sound, it remained the standard format for record albums until its gradual replacement from the 1980s to the early 2000s, first by cassettes, then by compact discs, and finally by digital music distribution. Beginning in the late 2000s, the LP has experienced a resurgence in popularity.

Source: "Motion (Calvin Harris album)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_(Calvin_Harris_album).

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Notes
  1. ^ All tracks
  2. ^ a b Track 2
  3. ^ Track 3
  4. ^ Track 4
  5. ^ Track 9
  6. ^ Track 11
  7. ^ Track 13
  8. ^ Track 14
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