Nearly 30 years in dance music have molded this superstar Parisian DJ into an internationally recognized hit-maker and vetted performer.
David Guetta has been nominated for best DJ by multiple organizations every year since 2007 — and more often than not, the French house superstar went home with the title.
While spinning pop music at the Broad Club in Paris in the 80s, he had his first sip of house music. Guetta heard a Track by Chicago house producer Farley Keith, aka Farley Jack Master Funk, and was hosting his own club nights the following year.
His first hit single didn’t come until 2001 with “Just a Little More Love,” but by his third album in 2007 he really began to turn out the hits. Pop Life brought his first chart-topping dance track in the U.S., ironically titled “Love Is Gone.” Since then, Guetta has produced massive club hits like “When Love Takes Over” with Kelly Rowland and the wildly popular “I Gotta Feeling” with The Black Eyed Peas, which topped charts in 17 different countries.
His 2011 album Nothing but the Beat dropped as a double-disc, with one side vocal and the other electronic. He stated he was influenced heavily by modern rock bands like Kings of Leon and was inspired to add more rock flavor to this album. Nothing but the Beat sported singles like “Little Bad Girl” with Ludacris and Taio Cruz and his huge club track with Usher, “Without You.”