David Guetta

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Artist Birtday : 07/11/1967 (Age 49)
Born In : Paris, France
Occupation(s) : DJ, songwriter, record producer, remixer
Genres : EDM, house, progressive, electro house, dance-pop
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Pierre David Guetta (French pronunciation: ​[david geta]; born 7 November 1967) is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer. He co-founded Gum Productions with Jean-Charles Carré and Joachim Garraud, and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007).

Guetta achieved mainstream success with his 2009 album One Love which included the hit singles “When Love Takes Over”, “Gettin’ Over You”, “Sexy Bitch”, and “Memories”, the first three of which reached number one in the United Kingdom. The 2011 follow-up album, Nothing but the Beat, continued this success, containing the hit singles “Where Them Girls At”, “Little Bad Girl”, “Without You”, “Titanium”, and “Turn Me On”. He is among the first DJs to get into the EDM scene and is known as the “Grandfather of EDM”.

Guetta has sold over nine million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. In 2011 Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the ‘DJ Mag Top 100 DJs’ fan poll.

In 2013, Billboard crowned “When Love Takes Over” as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.

Guetta began to DJ at the Broad Club in Paris. He first played popular songs, and he discovered house music when he heard a Farley “Jackmaster” 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 mid-1990s Guetta played in clubs including Le Centrale, the Rex, Le Boy, and Folies Pigalle. Released in 1994 Guetta’s second single, a collaboration with American house vocalist Robert Owens titled “Up & Away”, was a minor club hit. In 1994, 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.

In 2001, 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. 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, F*ck 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”. 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.

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