Biography of David Guetta
David Pierre Guetta is a world-class musician and DJ, is a top music producer. The musician works closely with groups such as The Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO, Flo Rida, and has also repeatedly worked with Rihanna, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Kelis, Sia, Nicki Minaj, Akon, Lil Wayne, Taio Cruz and Chris Willis.
Childhood and youth of David Guetta
David Guetta was born on November 7, 1967 in Paris. His mother is Belgian, and his father is a Jew from Morocco. At school, David studied rather mediocrely. At the age of 14, he organized school discos, charging 10 francs from visitors for admission. And already in 1980 (17 years old) he began working at the Broad nightclub.
David Guetta in his youth
Young Guetta was noticed and after a short period of time his hits sounded on Parisian radio stations. David did not have a specific musical style, he worked with all directions – house, grunge, hip-hop.
The beginning of David Guetta’s career
In 1990, David Guetta, together with fellow Sidney Duthey, released the Nation Rap record. And after a couple of years, the DJ made friends with the legendary Robert Owens. The fruit of this friendship was the composition “Up & Away”. The song instantly gained popularity in the country, and the musician began working days in a new french house style for him. In 1995, Guetta became the manager of the La Palace club. He soon opened his nightclub Le Bain-Douche in Paris. David’s performances were attended by John Galliani, Calvin Klein, Roger Sanchez and others.
DJ David Guetta
However, the affairs of the inexperienced businessman did not go very well. At this very moment, Chris Willis, the lead singer of Nashville, appeared in David’s life. Within two days, Guetta and Willis came up with the song “Just A Little More Love”. In 2001, the single conquered all the European charts, and also became the anthem of the summer in club Ibiza. Business in the studio went up.
Popularity of David Guetta
In 2002, David released the tracks “Love Don’t Let Me Go”, “Distortion”, “People Come People Go”. At the same time, the debut album “Just A Little More Love” was released, it sold 250,000 copies.
In 2003, the album “F**k Me I`m Famous” was recorded. The album was created in Ibiza. The name comes from the common name of the parties held here. Popularity grew, and the album was sold in multi-million copies throughout Europe.
David Guetta’s music turns stadiums on
The next work was “Guetta Blaster” in 2004. It was assisted by James Perry, JD Davis and Stereo MC’s. The disc occupied the first lines not only in the European charts, but also in the American ones.
In 2005, Guetta received a Grammy nomination for his remix of a Deep Dish song. In addition to the Grammys, David won DJ of the Year at the House Music Awards.
In 2007, David released his third studio album, Pop Life. The title track “Love Is Gone” topped the American Dance Chart and also hit the Billboard 100. Until 2010, the album sold 530,000 copies.
David Guetta and Sia recorded the song “Titanium”
In 2008, Guetta organized a combined concert “UNIGHTED”. In addition to David, Carl Cox, Martin Solveig, Joaquim Garro and DJ Tiesto performed. About 40 thousand people gathered for the performance.
Since 2009, on the online radio RauteMusik.FM, the musician has been broadcasting “Fuck Me I’m Famous”.
The fourth solo album “One love” was released in 2009. The main difference between this album and all the previous ones was not only in high quality, but also in the fact that the disc contained very diverse areas of music. The album featured Akon, will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Chris Willis.
In November 2010, the disc was re-released under the new name “One More Love”. During this time, the music produced collaborative singles such as “Who’s That Chick?” with Rihanna, as well as “Commander” with Kelly Rowland.
David Guetta and Sam Matrin
Nothing but the Beat is Guetta’s fifth studio effort. The album was released in two records (on the first – vocal, on the second – electronic compositions). With the participation of Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj, the first single for the album “Where Them Girls At” was recorded and released in May 2011.
In October 2011, David topped the DJ Magazine’s international DJ rankings.
David Guetta now
Guetta is on the wave of popularity and is in demand everywhere: there are regular offers of cooperation from George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Cassius and other famous stars.
For several years in a row, critics have called David “the master of remixes.” He does not focus too much on ratings and is relatively calm about fame, since “music has become his vocation.”
Personal life of David Guetta
In 1990, David met Kathy, his future wife, in a nightclub in Paris. Without hesitation, the couple united themselves by marriage, just a few months after they met.
Almost immediately after marriage, the couple created another tandem – creative. Katty also worked on most of David Guetta’s projects.
David Guetta and his ex-wife Kathy
In 2004, the couple had a son, Tim Elvis Eric. In 2007 – daughter Angie.
In 2012, the couple repeated their wedding vows on the island of Ibiza. However, this did not save the Guetta family from breaking up. In 2014, Kathy and David divorced. However, according to the couple, they do not intend to stop business cooperation.
Interesting facts about David Guetta
According to the results of voting in 2009 – Guetta became the third DJ on the planet. And in the last three years, the musician has been considered the best house DJ in the world ranking.
David Guetta with children and wife
Guetta calls himself a French Jew. His financial condition is estimated at approximately thirty million dollars.
The musician loves to share emotions and often plays in the studio for his friends. Interestingly, the music of the DJ plays during the model show of the Christian Dior collection.