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.
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.
Continue reading: Wireless Festival - July 3-5 2015 - Finsbury Park, London Live Review
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.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Performs Out Of Her Dress After Late Arrival At Wireless
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.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
David Guetta - Shots of the winners from the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in the press room after the ceremony which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, California, United States - Sunday 17th May 2015
David Guetta - A variety of stars from the music industry were snapped as they arrived at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2015 which was held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015
T's new Perthshire home will welcome a group of amazing acts.
Amazing acts have been announced to perform at this year's T In The Park including Kasabian, Avicii and Fatboy Slim. Despite notorious festivals to match up to, it is looking very likely that this year that T in the Park will blow people away.
T in the Park has moved to it new home in the grounds of Strathallan Castle. Organisers DF Concerts and Tennent's Lager are ecstatic about the festival's first year here, playing host to 85,000 fans this summer. Festival Director Geoff Ellis said: 'This year is going to be a very special one for T in the Park as we make the beautiful grounds of Strathallan Castle our new home, and we're thrilled that some of the biggest artists in the world will be joining us in this historic first year.'
Continue reading: T In the Park 2015 Announces Killer Line-Up For Its New Venue
'If You're Reading This It's Too Late', surprise-released on iTunes on Thursday, is actually a tactic designed to free the rapper from a contractual obligation.
Canadian rap star Drake surprised the world by releasing his new album unannounced on Thursday. However, it has since been revealed that If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is a mixtape, rather than a proper studio album.
The reason for the confusion behind the new material is apparently so that Drake can fulfil a contractual obligation and free himself from Cash Money Records, according to XXL. Under copyright, the new record appears as his fourth studio album for Cash Money, thus bringing him to the end of his contract.
Drake's new mixtape was released online on Thursday
Continue reading: Drake's New Album Is Actually A Mixtape
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.
Continue reading: David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun ft. Sam Martin Single Review
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."
Kaskade was due to perform at the Eletric Zoo Festival [Jeoffrey 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.
Continue reading: New York's Electric Zoo Cancelled Over "Extreme Weather"
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.
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.
After years of writing No. 1 hits for fellow artists, Sia is finally claiming a chart-topper under her own name.
After her phenomenal success with Chandelier, Sia’s career has taken off in a whole new way. This week, the singer/songwriter’s album 1000 Forms of Fear, reached the top of the Billboard 200, marking it as the best sales week of her career – and her very first Billboard No.1.
Sia performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The album sold 52,000 copies in the week ending July 13. Like her last two records, it was released by RCA, via Monkey Puzzle.
Continue reading: Mysterious Sia Reaches First Billboard No.1 With '1000 Forms of Fear'
Date of birth
7th November, 1967