Calvin Harris: "Rihanna's 'We Found Love' Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"

26 October 2012, 09:13 | Updated: 26 October 2012, 10:21

The Scottish DJ admits the song helped expose his music to the American audience.

Calvin Harris has confessed that teaming up with Rihanna for her Vodafone Big Top 40 number one single 'We Found Love' was the best decision he ever made for his career.

The 'Bounce' star admitted that the track helped increase his popularity with the American audience.

"It changed absolutely everything. Career-wise it was the best thing that could ever have happened," he told The Sun. "For example, in America my tune 'Feel So Close' came out about three months before."

He continued: "But when We Found Love came out, the radio started playing 'Feel So Close' like it was the single after. Then that did really well, it charted well and sold a lot of copies."

The DJ is currently preparing to release his new album '18 Months' next week and has teamed up with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal and Florence & The Machine.

"It's half compilation of what I've done in the last 18 months and half new stuff," he said.

Speaking about how he selects the artists he likes to work with, Calvin added the process is based on who he thinks would fit the feel of the song.

"I'd think about who would sound good on it and what sort of voice would suit it — then I'd start approaching people," he added.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is also currently preparing to unveil her seventh studio album next month.

Calvin Harris' new album '18 Months' will be released on Monday 29th October and his new single 'Sweet Nothing' is available to download now.