Pierre David Guetta, better known as David Guetta, is electronic music DJ and french producer, specialized in dance rhythms and house.
Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, record producer and remixer. He co-founded Gum Productions with Lisa Dodgson and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life(2007) featuring 2 tracks with the UK’s Tara McDonald.
Guetta achieved mainstream success with his 2009 album One Love which included the hit singles “When Love Takes Over”, “Gettin’ Over You”, and “Sexy Bitch”, all three of which reached #1 in the United Kingdom, and “Memories”. 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”.
Guetta has sold over nine million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. In 2011 Guetta was voted as the #1 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’s fifth studio album, Nothing but the Beat was released on 26 August 2011. It was released as a double-disc album; one disc being vocal and the other being electronic. Guetta 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 Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj, the first single off the album, was released worldwide on 2 May 2011. “Little Bad Girl”, with Taio Cruz and Ludacris, was released as the second single on 28 June 2011. The third single, “Without You” with Usher, was released on 27 September 2011. Guetta has also released four promotional singles for Nothing But the Beat which were “Titanium” with Sia, “Lunar” with Afrojack, “Night of Your Life” with Jennifer Hudson, and “The Alphabeat”. The album also features the hit singles “Sweat” with Snoop Dogg and “Turn Me On” with Nicki Minaj.
Guetta teamed up with Afrojack and Tara McDonald again to release “Pandemonium” on his FMIF Ibiza Mix 2011 compilation through EMI records.
Guetta also performed alongside Nicky Romero and Nervo at London’s Alexandra Palace on 1 June 2012.
A re-release of Nothing but the Beat, titled Nothing but the Beat 2.0, was released on 7 September 2012. The first single from the album, “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)”, which saw Guetta collaborate with Sia yet again, was released in support of the album. The next single off Nothing But The Beat 2.0 has been confirmed by Guetta as “Just One Last Time” which features vocals from Swedish duo Taped Rai. In 2012, Guetta also made an album named Nothing But The Beat: Ultimate, which combined the two albums Nothing But The Beat and Nothing But The Beat 2.0together. Summer 2012 Guetta played in Finland in Weekend Festival and he will be festival’s headliner also for year 2013. The third single from Nothing but the Beat 2.0 is “Play Hard”
Nothing But the Beat is a feature-length biographical documentary about Guetta’s rise to fame, featuring many of his collaborators, including Kelly Rowland, will.i.am and Snoop Dogg. It was financed by the energy drink, burn, with whom Guetta became a brand ambassador from 2011. Together with burn, Guetta also provided support and mentoring for the burn-sponsored “burn studios residency” program for up-and-coming DJs.
Guetta also wrote, produced, and featured on Rihanna’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic, and acts as the support act for the European leg of her ongoing Diamonds World Tour.
In 2012, Guetta created a new record label known as Jack Back Records, where he intends to focus only on electronic music releases (compared to the dance pop productions he’s most known for). The label is named after a project Guetta started alongside Nicky Romero when they remixed the song “Wild Ones”. The premiere release of the new label was “Metropolis”, another one of his collaboration with Romero, which also became a track from Nothing but the Beat 2.0. The label also included releases from the likes of Daddy’s Groove and other collaborators, as well as a two-track EP from production duo Spencer & Hill. All of the label’s releases can be found on Beatport.
While on tour with Rihanna, he debuted his new track at Twickenham Stadium on 15 June 2013. Guetta stated “Twickenham, I hope you like this new track, it’s brand new and you’re the first people in the world to hear it.” The single, called “Ain’t a Party”, was released on 8 July 2013. It is a collaboration between GLOWINTHEDARK and Harrison. Guetta released the artwork for his new single on his Instagram profile on 19 June 2013.
In September, Guetta unveiled the music video for new track “One Voice” featuring indie singer Mikky Ekko. It was released on 4 November as part of the UN’s humanitarian campaign called The World Needs More.
Guetta co-wrote and produced the song “Fashion!” on Lady Gaga’s third studio album Artpop. He also had songwriting and production contributions to Britney Spears’ eighth studio album Britney Jean. On 20 January 2014, Guetta released “Shot Me Down” featuring American singer Skylar Grey. It is an adaption of the Cher
His sixth studio album, Listen, was released worldwide on 21 November 2014 through Big Beat Records and Atlantic Records. Guetta co-wrote the title track “Listen” with Austin Bis. “Dangerous” featuring Sam Martin, was released as the third single from the album on 5 October 2014.
On April 30, 2015, It was revealed that Guetta’s song “What I Did for Love” would have a special version featuring vocals from Japanese singer Namie Amuro for her upcoming studio album Genic.
In March 2015, Guetta released the fourth single from Listen, entitled “Hey Mama”. It features the vocals of Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha, and also features Afrojack. The single proved successful, reaching the top ten in the UK and in the US. On June 22, 2015, Guetta became the third artist to reach 2 billion streams on Spotify and released a remix of “Hey Mama” by Boaz van de Beatz, to celebrate the occasion.
In December 2015, UEFA announced, that Guetta will be the music ambassador for UEFA Euro 2016. The official song for the tournament will be called This One’s For You and it will also be integrated throughout the tournament, including the opening and closing sequences for every television match broadcast, and will also be performed by Guetta at the opening and closing ceremonies.
- His dad is a Moroccan restaurateur.
- He studied Law at Nanterre University.
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