Pierre David Guetta, or simply David Guetta, is a world’s famous house music DJ, electronic music record producer, and Grammy award-winning recording artist from France.
As a music collaborator, he teamed up with equally famous artists like Sia, Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj, Chris Willis, Afrojack, Sam Martin Morten, and Rihanna, among others. Since his first vinyl mixing track at the age of 13, Guetta rose to global stardom with his unique and sleek electronic house music.
Description: David Guetta and Sia-Titanium
His record anthems Nothing But the Beat and One Love are chart-toppers, making his brand of house music a regular feature in clubs and dance halls. He collaborated with Australian singer-songwriter Sia for global music hits Titanium and Let’s Love. Let’s Love track sparkled with the beat of the 80s female pop stars.
David Guetta was born on November 7, 1967, in Paris, France. His mother was a Belgian, while his father was of Moroccan Jewish descent.
He started to love house music while he was employed at a gay club. The good vibes brought by the electronic music motivated him to experiment and try new things. He made his style of recording and producing music by way of studying with the style from the United States. He was confident that his style of mixing and recording will find its way into the international music stage.
At a small local club known as Broad, Guetta, together with DJ Kien, showcased his genius behind the turntable. The two held regular mixing events at the Rex Club, Wunderland Boy, and Queen (now called Central World). He then started mixing popular music in Paris. However, he had already on his mind the development of new music when he heard Farley Jackmaster funk record on the radio. He started recording his brand of sound. In 1992, he met the Chicago-based house music virtuoso Robert Owens during the latter’s tour in Europe. Guetta played Owen’s track and the latter found it good that it resulted in the hit, Up and Away.
Description: David Guetta and Sia on Let’s Love
In 2001, Guetta met Chriss Willis, a famous gospel singer. They collaborated on the records Love Is Gone and Getting Over You.
In 2002, he released his first album, Just a Little More Love. He released the album after he also co-founded Gum Productions.
The title track became a theme song for The Football Factory, an English movie in 2004. Just a Little More Love also featured music artists like Willis, Juan Rozoff, and Barbara Tucker. His two other albums, Guetta Blaster and Pop Life, were released between 2004 and 2007.
A hit in this second album included the track Delirious.
In the album Guetta Blaster, Guetta worked again with Willis. The album also featured James Perry, Miss Thing, Mone, JD Davis, and Stereo MCs. Pop Life album made a big commercial success both in UK and Europe. It stayed at the top on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold more than 530,000 copies.
In 2008, he had a tour for his new album. He worked with rapper JoeyStarr and superstar DJ Tiesto during this tour.
During this year, he officially earned the title of “Best House DJ”.
His fourth studio album, One Love, was released in 2009. It was followed by his hit singles When Love Takes Over and Sexy Bitch. The UK chart-topping hits were collaborated with Kelley Rowland and Akon, respectively.
In a survey of the magazine Top 100 DJs, Guetta made it to the Number 3 spot.
Description: David Guetta – I Got a Feeling (FMIF Remix)
His mixed sound of I Gotta Feeling was released in June 2009. The song was originally performed by The Black Eyed Peas. I Gotta Feeling was considered as one of Guetta’s biggest successful tracks. It eventually became the Top 1 song on the charts in multiple countries. Remarkably, Guetta’s track I Gotta Feeling has been dubbed as “The Most Downloaded Song Ever” in the United States. The was downloaded around 7.5 million times in the said country alone. His album Nothing But The Beat was released in 2011. In 2012, he re-released the record and named it Nothing But The Beat 2.0.
Another album, One Love, sold more than 3 million copies in just two years. At the 52nd Grammy Awards, the album One Love was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance.
Description: David Guetta – Play Hard ft. Ne-Yo, Akon
His Grammy Awards came in 2010 and 2011 for the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category.
In 2012, Guetta also collaborated with Rihanna on her album Unapologetic. It was in this year that he also bagged the American Music Award for the Favorite Electronic Dance Music category.
He was married to Cathy Guetta in 1990. They have two children, Tim Elvis Eric who was born on February 9, 2004, and Angie who was born on September 23, 2007. His half-sister Natalie Guetta is an actress.
Description: David Guetta | Live Concert in Dubai
“I’m trying to be incredible. It’s very easy to be underground because you just have to obey a set of codes. It’s very formulaic. But it’s also very easy to be totally pop, because it’s very formulaic too. I’m trying to do something different. Everything I’m trying to do – in my DJing, my production – is about sharing emotion. When I’m making music in the studio that’s all I’m looking for. It’s what matters the most!” said Guetta on what he did to come up with chart-topping music albums.