World-renowned super-producer, electronic dance music artist and DJ CALVIN HARRIS—nominated for “Best Electronic Dance Music Video”—will warm up the VMA crowd for an hour prior to the show and then keep the beat moving. Viewers around the globe will experience his hit tracks like “Feel So Close,” “Let’s Go,” new single “Sweet Nothing” featuring Florence Welch and more of CALVIN’s productions as he is confirmed as the house DJ during the VMAs. Look for CALVIN HARRIS to release his new album 18 MONTHS this fall via Ultra Music. The Pre-Showairs LIVE from STAPLES Center tonight, Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 P.M. ET/PT followed by the “2012 Video Music Awards” from 8:00 P.M.—10:00 P.M. ET/PT.
International hit songwriter and producer CALVIN HARRIS has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award (“Best Electronic Dance Music Video”) for his platinum single “Feel So Close” (Ultra Music). Videos for HARRIS’ other songwriting hits have received five VMA nominations for “Video Of The Year,” “Best Female Video” and “Best Pop Video” for “We Found Love” with Rihanna (which has sold over 4.5 million copies in the U.S. to date) and “Best Choreography” and “Best Visual Effects” for her “Where Have You Been.” “Feel So Close,” currently Top 10 Pop at U.S. radio, is indie meets dance with the usual catchy hit factor of a CALVIN HARRIS single. Helmed by his unassuming vocal, the track has an anthemic euphoria in its feel-good chorus and echoing guitars. The video—shot beautifully in Nevada by Vincent Haycock—has garnered over 40 million views worldwide. Meanwhile, HARRIS’ other radio smash single “Let’s Go” featuring Ne-Yo, available now on Ultra Music, is sizzling in rotation on over 200 multi-format radio stations across the country including Z100, WKTU, Now 92.3 in New York and KIIS, Power106 and AMP Radio in Los Angeles.