David Guetta

  • 28 February 2005

Date of birth

7th November, 1967







David Guetta (7.11.1967)
David Guetta is a French house music DJ and producer. His career started out in the 1980s and has endured fluctuating music trends for four decades. Guetta is also the co-founder of the Gum Productions record label.

Childhood & Personal Life: David Guetta was born in Tipton, Paris, to a restaurateur father of Moroccan / Jewish heritage.

Guetta is married to his wife, Cathy. They have two children together; Tim Elvis (born in 2004) and Angie (born in 2007).

Music Career: David Guetta embarked on a music career when he started DJ-ing in the 1980s. Guetta's debut album, Just a Little More Love was released in 2001 on Virgin Records. Most of the racks featured the American singer Chris Willis on vocals. Another vocalist, Barbara Tucker, sings on the track 'Give Me Something'. The title track from the album was featured on the soundtrack to the film Football Factory, which starred Danny Dyer.

Three years later, David Guetta released his second studio album, Guetta Blaster, also on Virgin Records. Again, Chris Willis featured frequently on vocal duties and Stereo MCs also appeared on the album.

In 2007, Pop Life (the third studio album from David Guetta) was released. The single 'Baby When the Light' featured vocals from Cosi Costi. The lead single from the album, 'Love is Gone', became a Top Ten hit for Guetta in the UK.

A high point of David Guetta's career came in 2009, when his single 'When Love Takes Over' (featuring Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child) became an international hit. The song was taken from his 2009 album, One Love, which also featured the track 'Sexy B*tch', with Akon on vocals. Other tracks on the album include 'Memories', with Kid Cudi on vocals, the title track 'One Love' and 'Getting' Over You' with Fergie of Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO and long-time collaborator Chris Willis.

Guetta has also collaborated with Madonna, Lil Wayne and Shakira.

David Guetta's label, Gum Productions, collaborated with Apple to create a David Guetta iPhone application which went on to become one of the best-selling music apps in Europe.

In 2010, David Guetta won four Grammy Awards, including Best Dance Recording and best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for his track 'When Love Takes Over' with Kelly Rowland.

David Guetta at the iHeartradio Music Festival held at T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 22nd September 2017

Victoria's Secret Angels Mime Along To David Guetta And Justin Bieber's '2U'

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 09 June 2017

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Jasmine Tookes and others star in David and Justin's new video.

The Victoria's Secret Angels look as beautiful as ever in David Guetta's brand new video for '2U'. Following the release of a series of teasers on social media, the full clip is finally here alongside a rather romantic party track with Justin Bieber on vocals.

Image caption Jasmine Tookes shot in black and white in '2U' video

Earlier this week Justin Bieber listed the first names of six stunning underwear models without context on Twitter, which left fans wondering what was coming next. Well, now we know they are the subject of JB and David Guetta's newest video which sees them lip-syncing to the track and modelling in their usual way.

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David Guetta in the Press Room at the 2017 Billboard Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017

David Guetta at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017

David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' Features Remy Ma Diss By Nicki Minaj

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 24 March 2017

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The feud between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj hots up with David Guetta's song 'Light My Body Up'.

David Guetta has just launched his first single of the year with a little help from Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. 'Light My Body Up' is a provocative club anthem, and even includes yet another strike out at Remy Ma by Nicki herself.

Image caption David Guetta appeared at the TAO Beauty opening this year

Remember when Nicki wrote 'we don't do diss records, we drop HIT RECORDS and diss you ON them'? Well, she's proving her point with her verse on David Guetta's latest single 'Light My Body Up'. She takes her beef with Remy Ma up a notch with the side lyric: 'No she'll never be queen/ So now she got a vendetta'. She had already hit back at Remy (following 'ShETHER' and 'Another One') with the hot single 'No Frauds' on which she was once again joined by Wayne and Drake.

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Wireless Festival - July 3-5 2015 - Finsbury Park, London Live Review

By Chloe Dobinson in Music Reviews on 09 July 2015

New Look Wireless Festival drew to a close last weekend, with over 70 acts performing across 3 stages, all in celebration of their 10th birthday.

Kicking off proceedings on the Friday was ASAP Rocky, who performed tracks including Goldie and Excuse Me. The performance was uninspiring and lacked engagement with the audience, leaving festival goers in anticipation for headliner Drake.

Drake took to the stage, after cancelling last year's headline appearance due to illness, and was definitely worth the wait being a standout 90 minute performance. The Canadian rapper was appreciative of the Wireless crowd claiming London was his 'second home' before being joined by local MC Skepta for track Shutdown.

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Nicki Minaj Performs Out Of Her Dress After Late Arrival At Wireless

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 06 July 2015

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The Anaconda hitmaker arrived for her Wireless Sunday slot two hours late

Often surrounded by mud and likely to be very dirty festival-goers are often regarded as a laid-back bunch, probably because of the steady stream of alcohol they have throughout festival days. However, Wireless festivellers were left angry and confused on Sunday after US star Nicki Minaj was two hours late for her performance.

Nicki Minaj was not this demure during her slot at Wireless Festival

The Anaconda hit maker was supposed to be on stage at 7pm but didn’t appear until 9:30pm - cutting David Guetta’s set short as a result.

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David Guetta - New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park, London at Finsbury Park, Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th July 2015

Billboard 200 Chart: Mumford & Sons Pitch Slapped By 'Pitch Perfect 2' Soundtrack

By Elinor Cosgrave in Music / Festivals on 21 May 2015

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Mumford and Sons' album, 'Wilder Moments', has been knocked off the top of the Billboard 200 album chart by the 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack.

The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has reached the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album was released on 8th May, a week before the film entered cinemas in the US and UK on Friday 15th May. However, it reached the No. 1 spot on Wednesday (20th May) after Pitch Perfect 2 reached the top of the box office over the weekend. The film made $70.3 million in the US and Canada alone and its soundtrack is following suit.

Image caption Drake's new mixtape was released online on Thursday

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David Guetta - Lovers On The Sun Ft. Sam Martin Single Review

By Stephen Caswell in Music Reviews on 02 September 2014

French born house and dance-pop DJ David Guetta has here teamed up with singer/songwriter Sam Martin to bring us the Spaghetti-Western inspired 'Lovers on the Sun'. This interesting concept begs the question as to whether the Western genre can really integrate electro-pop.

The plinking guitar and whistling throughout the first verse are in constant contest with the thumping drum beat. This is then entirely saved by the chorus, which combines a simple acoustic guitar and Martin's voice to evoke the feeling of the Western theme, via an air-grabbing 80s rock ballad. After this brief taste of how the song should be, the song dissolves into just another David Guetta song.

Again, the second verse brings you back around to the idea that perhaps electronic dance music and Spaghetti-Westerns could go hand-in-hand to make a great song, although this probably isn't it. The second verse introduces more string instruments, recalling the epic and grand 'The Ecstacy of Gold' by Ennio Morricone.

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New York's Electric Zoo Cancelled Over "Extreme Weather"

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 September 2014

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New York's Electric Zoo festival was hit by extreme weather.

New York's Electric Zoo music festival has been cancelled for the second time in consecutive years, this time over "extreme weather conditions". Last year's festival was cancelled after two drug-related deaths. Organizers announced late on Sunday afternoon that Electric Zoo would be "shutting down for the remainder of the festival."

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eoffrey Maitem]"Update: THERE WILL BE NO RE-ENTRY. Due to extreme weather conditions, the festival has shut down for the remainder of the day," they tweeted.

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Pharrell, Kylie, Maroon 5 And A Bunch Of Newcommers Announced For ITunes Festival 2014

By Victoria Pavlova in Music / Festivals on 21 July 2014

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The Festival will bring over 60 acts to London's Roundhouse this September.

Apple’s iTunes Festival 2014 isn’t until September, but there are already some awesome performers lined up. Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5 are all a part of this year’s lineup, which was announced Monday, July 21.

Image caption Pharrell will cap off a successful year with a headlining gig at iTunes Festival.

Other big names to grace the Roundhouse stage in Camden include old-school favorites, as well as a bunch of newcomers - David Guetta, Sam Smith, Blondie, Beck and Kasabian are all on the list of performers. The full lineup this year includes over 60 acts, set to perform at Roundhouse over a full month. As usual, the tech-centric event will be filmed and streamed live by Apple, with fans able to watch on their computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, or on their televisions via the company's Apple TV set-top box. Looking after its international customers, the company has promised to make the livestream available in over 100 countries. This year, the festivities will be broadcast through the iTunes store on iOS devices, rather than through a dedicated app.

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David Guetta and Cathy Guetta - 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 20th May 2013