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Calvin Harris named top songwriter of 2012

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Calvin Harris has been named the top songwriter in the UK for 2012.

The DJ worked on hits by Cheryl Cole and Florence Welch to obtain the accolade for a second year running in the UK.

Acts to look out for at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend: Calvin Harris

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Cole's 'Call My Name' became one of 2012's fastest-selling hits, while Rihanna's 'We Found Love' and 'Where Have You Been' were chart smashes last year.

Harris's own hits with Florence Welch ('Sweet Nothing'), Ne-Yo ('Let's Go') and Example ('We'll Be Coming Back') were also big successes in the charts and on radio.

The Scotsman has a "sizeable" lead over second place Sia Furler on the list, which was compiled by Music Week.

Calvin Harris
2012 MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Staples Center - Press Room
Los Angeles, California - 06.09.12
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Furler was responsible for Flo Rida's 'Wild Ones', David Guetta's 'Titanium' and Rihanna's 'Diamonds'.

fun. came in third place, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub were fourth for their work with One Direction and Nicki Minaj, and Coldplay were fifth.

According to Billboard, Harris was also the top songwriter in the US in 2012, with Rihanna's 'We Found Love' performing very strongly in the region.

Watch the music video for Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's 'Sweet Nothing' below:

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