Birth Name: David Guetta Born: November 11th 1967 (Age 44) Genres: House, Electro, Pop. Years Active: 1984- Present Labels: EMI music France, Virgin, Positiva, Jack Back, Astralwerks. Associated Acts: Afrojack, Akon, Flo Rida, Kelly Rowland, will.i.am, Sia, Nicki Minaj, Black Eyed Peas.
At age 17, Guetta began DJing at the Broad Club in Paris. 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.In 1990, he released "Nation Rap", a hip-hop collaboration with French rapper Sidney Duteil. In the 1990’s Guetta started becoming a lot more popular as he started to release more records and recording with more successful artists from different places in the world. Guetta started playing in more clubs, and in 1994 he took over ‘Le Palace’ nightclub as he continued to organise more and more nights for the club.
Guetta started ‘Gum Productions’ with his DJ’ing friend Joachim Garraud and in this same year Guetta had his first hit called ‘Just a Little More Love’ from his debut album which was titled after this song. The album was released in 2002 on Virgin Records and sold a promising 300,000 copies. From touring on this album, Guetta released a compilation of the party playlist that he played in Ibiza. This was titled ‘Fuck Me I’m Famous’ and even until the present day, Guetta is still releasing compilations under this title.
In 2007, Guetta released the album ‘Pop Life’ which was more successful this time around due to his rise in fame and popularity. The album was largely popular in the U.K. and Ireland and according to EMI, sold 530,000 records worldwide. The lead single "Love Is Gone" reached Number 1 on the American Dance Chart and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2009, he was placed third in the "Top 100 DJs" poll by DJ Magazine, and was elected "Best House DJ" by DJ Awards in 2008. Reflecting his growth in stature and popularity.
David Guettas 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.
Guettas fifth studio album, Nothing But the Beat was released on 30 August 2011. It was released as a double-disc album; one disc being vocal and the other being electronic. The French DJ was inspired by rock bands such as Kings of Leon and Coldplay to add rock influences to his dance productions. "Where Them Girls At" featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, the first single off the album, was released worldwide on 2 May 2011."Little Bad Girl" featuring Ludacris and Taio Cruz, was released as the second single on 28 June 2011. The third single "Without You" featuring Usher was released on 27 September 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 singles "Sweat" with Snoop Dogg and Turn Me On with Nicki Minaj.
2 Grammy Awards (Nominated for 5) 3 DJ Awards 2nd Place in Top 100 DJ’s List. 3 Eska Music Awards Nominated for MgM Award Most Downloaded Song in American History. 5 Number Ones