Pierre David Guetta, commonly known simply as David Guetta, is a world-renowned music producer and house music DJ who has collaborated with many of the industry’s biggest names. Songs like ‘Sexy Chick’ with Akon, ‘Titanium’ and ‘She Wolf’ with Australian singer Sia, Usher, and ‘Where Them Girls At’ with rapper Flo Rida are just a few of his collaborations. This extremely gifted DJ was born in the city of Paris, France, and began his career as a DJ in the 1980s. He used to perform in nightclubs, which he continued to do until 2002, when he released his first album, Gum Productions, which he co-founded in 2001. A chance meeting with Robert Owens, an American Rhythm & Blues and House vocalist, at one of Guetta’s performances launched his international music career. The song ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ which he mixed for the Black Eyed Peas, was one of his biggest hits. His most recent attempt was the release of his album ‘Nothing but the Beat’ and its sequel, ‘Nothing but the Beat 2.0.’ There’s also a documentary on this remarkable artist called ‘Nothing But the Beat,’ which chronicles his rise to stardom. To say the least, David Guetta’s life has been fascinating, so let’s have a look at his biography and delve deeper into his life.
Childhood and Adolescence
David Guetta was born in Paris on November 7, 1967, to a Moroccan Jewish father and a Belgian mother.
He first heard house music while working at a gay bar, which inspired him to learn more about the newly developed genre by researching what was going on in the United States at the time. He was convinced from the start that this new genre of music would sweep the globe by storm. His first forays into house music were with acid house, which had recently arrived in France but was not very well received.
Career of David
In the year 2001, he met gospel singer Chriss Willis, with whom he later collaborated on the songs ‘Love Is Gone’ and ‘Getting Over You,’ which also included LMFAO and Fergie. In the year 2002, David Guetta published his first album, ‘Just a Little More Love.’ This record was published shortly after he co-founded Gum Productions and was a huge success. Guetta Blaster and Pop Life were his two albums released between 2004 and 2007. The song ‘Delirious,’ which he performed with Tara McDonald on the second album, was warmly appreciated and became a hit.
He went on a globe tour to promote his new album from January to July 2008. During this tour, he collaborated with French rapper JoeyStarr in January and later performed with world-renowned DJ Tiesto at the ‘Unighted’ event in Paris in July. He released another studio album, named ‘One Love,’ in August of 2009. It was his fourth studio album, and it was followed by the singles ‘When Love Takes Over’ with Kelley Rowland and ‘Sexy Bitch’ (aka Sexy Chick) with Akon, both of which reached No. 1 in the UK charts.
The song ‘I Gotta Feeling’ was first published on June 16th, 2009. The Black Eyed Peas sang the song, which was mixed by David Guetta. He launched his latest album, ‘Nothing But The Beat,’ on August 30, 2011, and it was then re-issued as ‘Nothing But The Beat 2.0,’ on September 7, 2012. Rihanna’s album ‘Unapologetic,’ which was released on November 19, 2012, was written and produced by him. David made an appearance on the CD as well.
Major Projects of David
His third album, ‘Pop Life,’ was a huge hit in the UK and Europe when it was released in 2007. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after selling over 530000 copies. One of his most notable achievements is the song “I Gotta Feeling,” which quickly became the No. 1 song in many nations after its release.
Achievements & Awards
He received the official title of “Best House DJ” from DJ Awards in 2008. A year later, in 2009, the magazine ‘Top 100 DJs’ ran a vote, with David Guetta coming in third position. In 2011, his album ‘One Love’ sold over three million copies in two years and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards. He also won two Grammy Awards for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2010 and 2011.
He earned the coveted American Music Award for Favorite Electronic Dance Music in 2012.
Personal History and Legacy
He married Cathy Guetta in 1990, and they have been together since since. Cathy is a nightclub manager who is also involved in David’s work life. Tim Elvis Eric and Angie, their two children, were born in 2004 and 2007, respectively.
Estimated Net Worth
David Guetta has a net worth of $150 million as a French house producer and DJ. Guetta is one of the most well-known DJs in the world, with a lot of well-known singles to his credit.
The song ‘I Gotta Feeling’ was named ‘The Most Downloaded Song Ever’ in the United States after being downloaded 7.5 million times in the country alone. ‘When Love Takes Over’ started off as an instrumental. The words were only added after Kelley Rowland heard the song for the first time and fell in love with it.