Guetta at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards
|Birth name||Pierre David Guetta|
7 November 1967 |
|Genres||House, French house|
|Occupations||Disc jockey, record producer, songwriter|
|Labels||EMI Music France, Virgin, Positiva, Astralwerks, Capitol, Gum Productions, F*** Me I'm Famous Records, Jack Back Records|
|Associated acts||Chris Willis, Tara McDonald, Akon, Afrojack, Flo Rida, Kelly Rowland, Sia, Nicki Minaj, The Black Eyed Peas, Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Nervo, Dev, LMFAO, Chuckie, Nicky Romero, Rihanna, Taped Rai, Estelle, Avicii, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull|
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) included the hit single "Delirious" featuring Tara McDonald. 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 Chick" (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.
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.
2001–2006: Just A Little More Love and Guetta Blaster 
In 2001, David 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, Fuck 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.
2007–2008: Pop Life 
In 2007, Guetta's third album Pop Life was released. The album was successful in the UK and Ireland as well as in mainland Europe. According to EMI in 2010, the album has sold a total of 530,000 copies worldwide. The lead single "Love Is Gone" reached Number 1 on the American Dance Chart and charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Delirious" featured the vocals of Tara McDonald who also co wrote the record. The song was released as the album's fourth single on January 31, 2008. The song charted #27 Austrian singles chart, #17 Begian (Flanders) chart, #2 Belgian (Wallonia) singles chart. #12 Dutch singles chart, #16 French singles chart, #16 Swiss singles chart, #36 Hungary singles chart, #29 Romanian singles chart, #51 Swedish singles chart. The remixes of the song, including mixes by Fred Rister, Marc Mysterio, Laidback Luke, and Arno Cost and Norman Doray were released. A video clip for the song was filmed by Denys Thibaut in Montreal, featuring David Guetta and Tara McDonald, picturing an executive assistant throwing paint all over her boss's office. Tara McDonald was the ever vocalist that David Guetta ever featured in the video clip. Tara McDonald also sang "You're Not Alone" from this album. Delirious (David Guetta song) Tara McDonald  
He played in many countries around the world to promote the album. He played in Mauritius in January 2008, accompanied by French rapper JoeyStarr. In the same year, he and his wife Cathy also planned a new event which took place in the Stade de France on 5 July 2008. The event was called "UNIGHTED", he performed with Tiësto, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud and Martin Solveig in front of a crowd of 40,000.
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. Since April 2009, Guetta had his own radio show on the internet radio station RauteMusik on Saturday evening. The show was afterwards moved into Radio 538, being aired every Friday evening after Tiësto's Club Life. Its name is DJ Mix. Guetta performs a one-hour set of house music, presenting mainly new talents inside.
2011–present: Nothing but the Beat & Jack Back Records 
Guetta's 5th 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 Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj, the first single off the album, was released worldwide on 2 May 2011. "Little Bad Girl", featuring Taio Cruz and Ludacris, was released as the second single on 28 June 2011. The third single, "Without You" featuring Usher, was released on 27 September 2011. Guetta has also released four promotional singles for Nothing But the Beat which were "Titanium" featuring Sia, "Lunar" with Afrojack, "Night of Your Life" featuring Jennifer Hudson and The Alphabeat (song). The album also features the hit singles "Sweat" with Snoop Dog and "Turn Me On" with Nicki Minaj.
A re-release of Nothing but the Beat, titled Nothing but the Beat 2.0, was released on September 7, 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 2.0 together.
The third single from Nothing but the Beat 2.0 is "Play Hard"
Nothing But the Beat (documentary) is also a feature-length biographical documentary about David Guetta and his rise to fame, featuring many of his collaborators, including Kelly Rowland, will.i.am and Snoop Dogg. It was made in collaboration with burn (energy drink), 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 has created a new record label known as Jack Back Records (named after whom he has collaborated with in the song "Wild One Two"), where he intends to focus only on electronic releases. The first release of this new label is his collaboration with Nicky Romero, "Metropolis", which is also a track from Nothing but the Beat 2.0. All releases can be found on Beatport.
Personal life 
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 celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2012; they have two children, Tim Elvis Eric (born 2004) and Angie (born 2007).
- Studio albums
- Just a Little More Love (2002)
- Guetta Blaster (2004)
- Pop Life (2007)
- One Love (2009)
- Nothing but the Beat (2011)
See also 
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- Mas, Isabelle (1 April 2002). "Mon moteur, c'est la musique et le plaisir". L'expansion.com (in French) (L'express.fr). Retrieved 29 December 2009.
- "Tomorrowland heeft een headliner te pakken" [Tomorrowland has a headliner deal]. Clint.be (in Dutch). 21 February 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011. "David Guetta, the French house, who accidentally has another important link with Belgium - his mother is Belgian"
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- David Guetta on Myspace
- David Guetta on Twitter
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- David Guetta in PACHA NEWS
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