53 Facts About David Guetta


Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ and music producer.


David Guetta has over 10 million album and 65 million single sales globally, with more than 14 billion streams.


In 2011,2020 and 2021, Guetta was voted the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.


David Guetta released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002.


David Guetta's accolades include two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award and a Billboard Music Award.


In June 2021, David Guetta sold his recorded music catalog for an amount in the region of US$100 million, with Music Business Worldwide citing a source saying it was more than that, but less than US$150 million.


Pierre David Guetta was born and raised in Paris, France.

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David Guetta's father, Pierre David Guetta, was a sociologist who was born in a Moroccan Jewish family.


David Guetta has a half-brother, Dominique Vidal and a half-sister, Joelle Vidal from his mother's first marriage to Jacques Vidal.


David Guetta first played popular songs, and he discovered house music when he heard a Farley "Jackmaster" Funk track on French radio in 1987.


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.


Later in his career, David Guetta continued recording compilations under that title.


David Guetta has played in many countries around the world to promote the album.


David Guetta played in Mauritius in January 2008, accompanied by French rapper JoeyStarr.


Since April 2009, David Guetta had his own radio show on the internet radio station RauteMusik on Saturday evening.


In 2010, David Guetta co-wrote and produced Kelly Rowland's "Commander" from her third album Here I Am.


David Guetta has co-produced "Forever and a Day", which was Kelly's next UK single from that album.


David Guetta produced the singles "Acapella" and "Scream" for American singer-songwriter Kelis's fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, released on 14 May 2010.


David Guetta was inspired by rock bands such as Kings of Leon and Coldplay to add rock influences to his dance productions.


David Guetta teamed up with Afrojack and Tara McDonald again to release "Pandemonium" on his FMIF Ibiza Mix 2011 compilation through EMI records.


David Guetta performed alongside Nicky Romero and Nervo at London's Alexandra Palace on 1 June 2012.


The first single from the album, "She Wolf ", which saw David Guetta collaborate with Sia yet again, was released in support of the album.


In 2012, David Guetta 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.


Summer 2012 David Guetta played in Finland in Weekend Festival and he was the festival's headliner for year 2013.


Nothing But the Beat is a feature-length biographical documentary about David Guetta's rise to fame, featuring many of his collaborators, including Kelly Rowland, will.

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Together with burn, David Guetta provided support and mentoring for the burn-sponsored "burn studios residency" program for up-and-coming DJs.


David Guetta wrote, produced, and featured on Rihanna's seventh studio album, Unapologetic, and acts as the support act for the European leg of her Diamonds World Tour.


In 2012, David Guetta created a new record label known as Jack Back Records, where he intends to focus only on electronic music releases.


The label is named after a project David Guetta started alongside Nicky Romero when they remixed the song "Wild Ones".


David Guetta released the artwork for his new single on his Instagram profile on 19 June 2013.


David Guetta had songwriting and production contributions to Britney Spears' eighth studio album Britney Jean, on multiple tracks and instrumentation imitations.


On 20 January 2014, David Guetta released "Shot Me Down" featuring American singer Skylar Grey.


In March 2015, David Guetta released the fourth single from Listen, entitled "Hey Mama".


On 22 June 2015, David Guetta became the third artist to reach 2 billion streams on Spotify and released a remix of "Hey Mama" by Boaz van de Beatz to celebrate the occasion.


In December 2015, UEFA announced that David Guetta would be the music ambassador for UEFA Euro 2016, with the official song for the tournament being "This One's for You" featuring vocals from Swedish singer Zara Larsson.


On 15 April 2016, David Guetta released a single with Disciples, titled "No Worries".


Later, on 16 May 2016, saw David Guetta released an extended mix of his song "Pelican" on his label Jack Back Records.


On 30 September 2016, David Guetta released a new single with Cedric Gervais and Chris Willis named "Would I Lie to You" on his label Jack Back Records.


On 24 March 2017, David Guetta released "Light My Body Up".


David Guetta performed a live-version of his new single at the NRJ Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards.


On 1 December 2017, David Guetta released his long-awaited single "So Far Away" being released on Garrix's label Stmpd Rcrds.


On 25 January 2018 David Guetta released a remix version of Sia's Helium along with Dutch DJ Afrojack.


On 16 February 2018, David Guetta released his new song "Mad Love", together with Sean Paul and Becky G A few months before the release Sean Paul reported that Shakira would be the singer of the song, but she has been replaced by Becky G A week later, Guetta released his second collaboration with Martin Garrix and Dutch DJ Brooks entitled "Like I Do".


On 29 June 2018, David Guetta announced in an interview with Billboard China that he was almost finished working on his seventh studio album and that it would be released after the summer of 2018.


In December 2019, David Guetta led a DJ set at an Avicii tribute concert where he previewed a previously unheard collaboration with Avicii, Giorgio Tuinfort and Afrojack.

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On 18 April 2020, David Guetta performed poolside, overlooking the Downtown Miami skyline and the waters of the Biscayne Bay from his location at the Icon Brickell.


On 30 May 2020, David Guetta performed at New York City's Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center for the second edition of United At Home to a virtual crowd of over 24 million to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.


On 7 November 2020, David Guetta won DJ Mag's annual Top 100 DJs poll for the second time, almost a decade after he first took the No 1 spot in 2011.


David Guetta was presented his award during AMF Presents Top 100 DJs, a virtual awards show in Amsterdam that was broadcast to the world.


On 20 May 2021, David Guetta released his new single "Heartbreak Anthem" in collaboration with Little Mix and Galantis.


On 17 June 2021, Warner Music acquired rights to David Guetta's recorded music catalog from the last two decades.


On 8 April 2022, David Guetta released the song "Crazy What Love Can Do" with British singer-songwriters Becky Hill and Ella Henderson.


On 2 September 2022, David Guetta teamed up with British DJ and producer Sigala alongside British singer-songwriter Sam Ryder on the song "Living Without You".