Sunday, 19 February 2012

David Guetta


   Pierre David Guetta (7 November 1967), known professionally as David Guetta (French pronunciation: [daˌvid ɡɛˈta]), is a French house music producer and DJ. 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. He is currently one of the most sought-after music producers. As of 2012 David Guetta is the world's most popular DJ, claiming the #1 poll position of the DJ Mag 100 popularity poll.

   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 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, 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.

   His father was a restaurateur of Moroccan Jewish descent, and his mother is of Belgian descent. He is married to socialite and night club manager Cathy Guetta : they have two children, Tim Elvis Eric (born 2004) and Angie (born 2007).



   Just a Little More Love is the debut studio album by David Guetta, released on June 10, 2002 by Gum Prod, EMI France and Virgin Records France. The album uses two main vocalists, Chris Willis and Barbara Tucker. The title track "Just a Little More Love" was recorded in only thirty minutes. It was later remixed by Wally López and subsequently featured on MoS: Clubbers Guide 2004 and in the soundtrack to The Football Factory. Four singles were released from the album: "Just a Little More Love", "Love Don't Let Me Go", "People Come People Go" and "Give Me Something". "Love Don't Let Me Go" was re-released in 2006 as a remix with funk band The Egg.


   Guetta Blaster is the second album by French DJ David Guetta. It was released on September 13, 2004 by Perfecto Records, Gum Prod.


   Pop Life is the third studio album released by French DJ David Guetta. It was released in 2007 and produced by Joachim Garraud. Longtime collaborator Chris Willis is the main vocalist; guest vocals are provided by JD Davis, Juliet, Tara McDonald, Cozi Costi and Thailand. The first single to be released from Pop Life was "Love Is Gone", which became a Top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #9. A remix by Fred Riester and Joachim Garraud received play in dance clubs across the world. The second single was "Baby When the Light" which featured vocals by Cozi Costi. Subsequent singles include "Delirious", featuring Tara McDonald on vocals, "Tomorrow Can Wait" and "Everytime We Touch".


   One Love is the fourth studio album by French disc jockey David Guetta. It was released in the United Kingdom on August 24, 2009 in the United States on August 25, 2009. The album received generally favourable reviews from music critics, and was a commercial success selling over 3 million copies globally since its release. It spawned the two worldwide hit singles, "When Love Takes Over" featuring American recording artist Kelly Rowland and "Sexy Bitch" featuring Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon. The album received a nomination for the 52nd Grammy Awards in the category Best Electronic/Dance Album. The album's lead single, "When Love Takes Over" was nominated in the categories Best Dance Recording and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, and won the latter.


   Nothing but the Beat is the fifth studio album by French disc jockey (DJ) and record producer David Guetta, released through EMI Music France (EMI) and Virgin Records (EMI) from August 26, 2011.

   Released as a double album, the first disc features collaborations with artists from the R&B, hip hop and pop world such as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J and Sia Furler. Also making appearances are and Akon, both of whom previously collaborated with Guetta on his fourth album, One Love. In comparison, the second disc features purely instrumental tracks. The album is also Guetta's first album that does not feature long-time collaborator Chris Willis on vocals. Critical reviews of the album were mixed. The album also spawned two US Hot 100 top 20, "Where Them Girls At" and "Without You", making his third and fourth top 20 singles respectively. Also, the latter claimed Guetta's third top 10, following "Club Can't Handle Me" (2010) and "Sexy Bitch" (2009). on November 30, 2011, the album received a Nomination for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. The typeface used on the album cover and throughout the album artwork is ARGN which was released through HypeForType and YouWorkForThem by Greg Ponchak.

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