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Pierre David Guetta (7 November 1967), known professionally as David Guetta (French pronunciation: [da vid ta]), is a French house music producer and DJ.[1] Originally a DJ at nightclubs during the 1980s and 1990s, he co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007). His 2009 album One Love included the hit singles "When Love Takes Over" (featuring Kelly Rowland), "Gettin' Over You" (featuring Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO) and "Sexy Bitch" (featuring Akon), the last becoming a top five hit in the United States and all three reaching #1 in the United Kingdom, as well as another internationally known single called "Memories" featuring Kid Cudi which became a top five hit in many countries. Guetta has sold over three million albums and 15 million singles worldwide.[2] He is currently one of the most sought-after music producers.[3] As at 2012 David Guetta is the world's most popular DJ, claiming the #1 poll position of the DJ Mag 100 popularity poll.[4]

David Guetta

David Guetta at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards Background information Birth name Pierre David Guetta Born 7 November 1967 Paris, France House, electro house, hip house

1 Biography 1.1 19842000: Early life and career 1.2 20012006: Just a Little More Love and Guetta Blaster 1.3 20072008: Pop Life 1.4 20092010: One Love and international breakthrough 1.5 2011present: Nothing But the Beat 2 Personal life 3 Discography 4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links


Occupations DJ, record producer, songwriter Years active Labels Website 1984present EMI Music France, Virgin, Positiva, Astralwerks (

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At age 17, Guetta began DJing at the Broad Club in Paris.[5] He first played popular songs, and he discovered house music when he heard a Farley master Funk track on French radio in 1987. The next year, he began hosting his own club nights.[6] In 1990, he released "Nation Rap", a hip-hop collaboration with French rapper Sidney Duteil.[7] In the mid 1990s Guetta played in clubs including Le Centrale, the Rex, Le Boy, and Folies Pigalle.[5][8] Released in 1994[7] Guetta's second single, a collaboration with American house vocalist Robert Owens titled "Up & Away", was a minor club hit.[6] In 1994, David Guetta became the manager of Le Palace nightclub and he continued to organise parties there and in other clubs, such as the "Scream" parties in Les Bains Douches.[9]

2001 2006: J

a Li le Mo e Lo e and G e a Bla e

In 2001, David Guetta along with Joachim Garraud founded Gum Productions, and in the same year Guetta's first hit single, "Just a Little More Love", featuring American singer Chris Willis was released. Willis was vacationing in France when he met Guetta.[6] Guetta's debut album Just a Little More Love was released in 2002 on Virgin Records and sold over 300,000 copies. The follow-up singles, ("Love Don't Let Me Go", "People Come People Go" and "Give Me Something"), were released in 2002. Guetta released a compilation, Fuck Me I'm Famous, in 2003, named after his party in Ibiza. It included "Just for One Day (Heroes)", a remix of David Bowie's song "Heroes".[6] Later in his career, Guetta continued recording compilations under that title. Guetta's second album, Guetta Blaster, was released in 2004. It released four singles: "Money" and "Stay" featuring Chris Willis and "The World Is Mine" and "In Love With Myself" featuring JD Davis. In 2006 the Just a Little More Love single "Love Don't Let Me Go" was re-released as a mash-up with the Tocadisco remix of "Walking Away" by The Egg. The mash-up single entitled "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)" was charted higher than the original release of the song.

2007 2008: Pop Life

In 2007, Guetta's third album Pop Life was released. The album was successful in the UK and Ireland as well as in mainland Europe. According to EMI in 2010, the album has sold a total of 530,000 copies worldwide. The lead single "Love Is Gone" reached Number 1 on the American Dance Chart and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. He played in many countries around the world to promote the album. He played in Mauritius in January 2008, accompanied by French rapper JoeyStarr. In the same year, he and his wife Cathy also planned a new event which took place in the Stade de France on 5 July 2008. The event was called "UNIGHTED", he performed with Tisto, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud and Martin Solveig in front of a crowd of 40,000.[10] In 2009, he was placed third in the "Top 100 DJs" poll by DJ Magazine,[11] and Guetta performing, May was elected "Best House DJ" by DJ Awards in 2008. Since April 2009, Guetta 2007 had his own radio show on the internet radio station RauteMusik on Saturday evening. The show was afterwards moved into Radio 538, being aired every Friday evening after Ti sto's Club Life. Its name is DJ Mix. Guetta performs a one-hour set of house music, presenting mainly new talents inside. 2/8


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2009 2010: One Lo e and international breakthrough

David Guetta's fourth studio album, One Love, was released in August 2009. Its first single "When Love Takes Over", which featured Kelly Rowland, peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart and topped many other countries worldwide. His second single from the album, "Sexy Bitch" featuring Akon, became his second #1 in the UK. "One Love" featuring Estelle, "Memories" featuring Kid Cudi and "Gettin' Over You" featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO followed. As of May 2011 the album had sold three million copies worldwide.[12] Guetta's fourth studio album One Love was nominated as "Best Electronic/Dance Album" at the 52nd Grammy Awards.[13] His song "When Love Takes Over" featuring American R&B singer Kelly Rowland received two nominations; Best Dance Recording and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, and won the latter. After conflicts over whether or not an album re-issue should go ahead, One More Love was released on 29 November 2010. First single, titled "Who's That Chick?" featuring Rihanna was released a few weeks prior.[14] On 16 June 2009, The Black Eyed Peas released the David Guetta-produced "I Gotta Feeling" as their second single from their fifth studio album, The E.N.D.. It became a worldwide hit topping the charts in seventeen countries. It became the most downloaded song of all-time in the United States with almost 7.5 million downloads and in the United Kingdom selling more than 1 million copies.[15][16] He was nominated twice for his work with The Black Eyed Peas at the 52nd Grammy Awards; in the category Record of the Year for "I Gotta Feeling" and Album of the Year for their album The E.N.D.. In 2010, David Guetta co-wrote and produced Kelly Rowland's "Commander" from her third album Here I Am. It peaked at number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart in the United States, and reached top ten positions in Belgium and the United Kingdom. Guetta has also coproduced "Forever and a Day", which was Kelly's next UK single from that album.[17][18] Guetta also produced the singles "Acapella" and "Scream" for American singer-songwriter Kelis's fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, released on 14 May 2010. "Acapella" was released as the lead single on 23 February 2010 and topped the dance charts in the United Kingdom and United States. On 28 June 2010 American rapper Flo Rida released the single "Club Can't Handle Me" featuring David Guetta. The song is included on the soundtrack album to the American 3D dance film Step Up 3D.

2011 present: No hing B

he Bea

Guetta's fifth studio album, Nothing But the Beat was released on August 30, 2011. It was released as a double-disc album; one disc being vocal and the other being electronic.[19] The French DJ was inspired by rock bands such as Kings of Leon and Coldplay to add rock influences to his dance productions.[20] "Where Them Girls At" featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, the first single off the album, was released Guetta on the One Love Tour, worldwide on May 2, 2011.[21][22] "Little Bad Girl" featuring Ludacris January 2010. and Taio Cruz, was released as the second single on June 28, [19][23] The third single "Without You" featuring Usher was released 2011. on September 27, 2011. Guetta also released three promotional singles for Nothing But the Beat, "Titanium" featuring Sia, "Lunar" with Afrojack and "Night of Your Life" featuring Jennifer Hudson. The album also features the hit single "Sweat" with Snoop Dogg. Guetta is also scheduled to perform alongside Nicky Romero and Nervo at London's Alexandra Palace on June 1, 2012.[24]



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Personal life
His father was a restaurateur of Moroccan Jewish descent,[25] and his mother is of Belgian descent.[26][27][28] He is married to socialite and night club manager Cathy Guetta; they have two children, Tim Elvis Eric (born 2004) and Angie (born 2007).[29]

Main articles: David Guetta discography and David Guetta production discography Just a Little More Love (2002) Guetta Blaster (2004) Pop Life (2007) One Love (2009) Nothing but the Beat (2011)
Guetta and his wife Cathy in January 2012 at the NRJ Music Awards ceremony.

Awards and nominations

Year 2006 DJ Awards 2007 World Music Awards TMF Awards DJ Awards 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 DJ Awards DJ Magazine Award Category Best House DJ Best International DJ Best Ibiza Night World's Best Selling DJ Best Dance Act Best House DJ Best French Act Best House DJ Top 100 DJs Record of the Year Grammy Awards[13] Best Dance Recording Best Remixed Recording, NonClassical 2010 Best Electronic/Dance Album Best DJ Best Producer

Nominated work

Result Nominated Won Won Won Nominated Won Nominated Nominated 3rd Place

"I Gotta Feeling"

(with The Black Eyed Peas)

Nominated Nominated Won Nominated Won Won


"When Love Takes Over"

(with Kelly Rowland)

One Love


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World Music Awards[30] Best Selling French artist NRJ Music Awards DJ Magazine Grammy Awards 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards DJ Magazine[31] Brit Awards 2012 Grammy Awards[33] International Album of the Year Top 100 DJs Best Remixed Recording, NonClassical Best Male Best French Act Top 100 DJs (#1 Position) International Male Solo Artist Best Dance Recording Best Dance/Electronica Album Himself "Sunshine" (w/ Avicii) Nothing but the Beat "Revolver"
(with Madonna)

Won One Love Won 2nd Place Won Nominated Nominated Won Nominated[32] Nominated Nominated

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External links
David Guetta ( on Myspace David Guetta ( on Twitter David Guetta's channel ( on YouTube David Guetta ( at the Internet Movie Database David Guetta official store ( David Guetta ( information at Ultra Records Review of 'Memories' on the Daily Music Guide ( David Jeffries. "David Guetta biography" ( . Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-22. David Guetta in PACHA NEWS ( David Guetta ( at Review of 'Gettin Over you' on the Daily Music Guide ( Retrieved from "" Categories: 1967 births Astralwerks artists Club DJs French dance musicians French DJs French people of Belgian descent French people of Jewish descent French people of Moroccan descent Grammy Award winners Living people Musicians from Paris World Music Awards winners This page was last modified on 4 March 2012 at 08:38. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. 7/8


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