2022 David Guetta single
His mother, Monique, is of Belgian descent.
Through his father, David Guetta is the younger half-brother of the prominent French journalist
and of the Franco-Italian actress Nathalie Guetta.
He also has a half-brother, Dominique Vidal and a half-sister, Joëlle Vidal from his mother’s first marriage to Jacques Vidal.
He first played popular songs, and he discovered house music when he heard a
track on French radio in 1987. The next year, he began hosting his own club nights.
In 1990, he released “Nation Rap”, a hip-hop collaboration with French rapper
In the mid-1990s Guetta played in clubs including Le Centrale, the Rex, Le Boy, and Folies Pigalle.
Released in 1994
Guetta’s second single, a collaboration with American house vocalist
titled “Up & Away”, was a minor club hit.
In 1994, Guetta became the manager of
nightclub and he continued to organise parties there and in other clubs, such as the “Scream” parties in Les Bains Douches.
founded Gum Productions, and in the same year Guetta’s first hit single, “Just a Little More Love”, featuring American singer
was released. Willis was vacationing in France when he met Guetta.
Guetta’s debut album
was released in 2002 on Virgin Records and sold over 300,000 copies. The follow-up singles, (“
” and “
“), were released in 2002. Guetta released a compilation, F*ck Me I’m Famous, in 2003, named after his party in Ibiza. It included “
“, a remix of
‘s song “
Later in his career, Guetta continued recording compilations under that title.
, was released in 2004. It released four singles: “
” and “
” featuring Chris Willis and “
” and “
” featuring JD Davis. In 2006 the Just a Little More Love single “
” was re-released as a mash-up with the Tocadisco remix of “Walking Away” by The Egg. The mash-up single entitled “
” was charted higher than the original release of the song.
in 2007In 2007, Guetta’s third album
was released. The album was successful in the UK and Ireland as well as in mainland Europe. According to EMI in 2010, the album has sold a total of 530,000 copies worldwide. The lead single “Love Is Gone” reached Number 1 on the American Dance Chart and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Delirious” featured the vocals of
who also co wrote the record. The song was released as the album’s fourth single on 31 January 2008. The song charted #27 Austrian singles chart, #17 Belgian (Flanders) chart, #2 Belgian (Wallonia) singles chart. #12 Dutch singles chart, #16 French singles chart, #16 Swiss singles chart, #36 Hungary singles chart, #29 Romanian singles chart, #51 Swedish singles chart. The remixes of the song, including mixes by Fred Rister, Marc Mysterio,
, and Arno Cost and Norman Doray were released. A video clip for the song was filmed by Denys Thibaut in Montreal, featuring Guetta and
, picturing an executive assistant throwing paint all over her boss’s office. McDonald also sang and co wrote “You’re Not Alone” from this album. He has played in many countries around the world to promote the album. He played in Mauritius in January 2008, accompanied by French rapper
. In the same year, he and his wife
also planned a new event which took place in the
on 5 July 2008. The event was called “UNIGHTED”, he performed with
, Joachim Garraud and
in front of a crowd of 40,000.
In 2009, he was placed third in the “Top 100 DJs” poll by
and was elected “Best House DJ” by DJ Awards in 2008. Since April 2009, Guetta had his own radio show on the internet radio station
on Saturday evening. The show was afterwards moved into
, being aired every Friday evening after
, was released in August 2009. Its first single “
“, which featured
, peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart and topped many other countries worldwide, selling over 5,5 million copies worldwide.
His second single from the album, “
, became his second #1 in the UK. “
followed. As of May 2011 the album had sold three million copies worldwide.
Guetta’s fourth studio album
was nominated as “Best Electronic/Dance Album” at the
His song “
” featuring American R&B singer
received two nominations; Best Dance Recording and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, and won the latter. After conflicts over whether or not an album re-issue should go ahead,
was released on 29 November 2010. The first single, titled “Who’s That Chick?” featuring
was released a few weeks prior.
On 16 June 2009,
released the Guetta-produced “
” as their second single from their fifth studio album,
. It became a worldwide hit topping the charts in seventeen countries. It became the most downloaded song of all-time in the United States with almost 7.5 million downloads and in the United Kingdom selling more than 1 million copies.
He was nominated twice for his work with
; in the category Record of the Year for “
” and Album of the Year for their album
. In 2010, Guetta co-wrote and produced
” from her third album
. It peaked at number one on
chart in the United States, and reached top ten positions in Belgium and the United Kingdom. Guetta has also co-produced “
“, which was Kelly’s next UK single from that album.
Guetta also produced the singles “
” and “Scream” for American singer-songwriter
‘s fifth studio album,
, released on 14 May 2010. “Acapella” was released as the lead single on 23 February 2010 and topped the dance charts in the United Kingdom and United States. On 28 June 2010 American rapper
released the single “
” featuring Guetta. The song is included on the
to the American 3D dance film
and Flo Rida’s third studio album,
was released on 26 August 2011.
It was released as a double-disc album; one disc being vocal and the other being electronic.
Guetta was inspired by rock bands such as
to add rock influences to his dance productions.
, the first single off the album, was released worldwide on 2 May 2011.
, was released as the second single on 28 June 2011.
The third single, “
, was released on 27 September 2011. Guetta has also released four promotional singles for Nothing But the Beat which were “
, and “
“. The album also features the hit singles “
” with Nicki Minaj. Guetta teamed up with Afrojack and
again to release “Pandemonium” on his FMIF Ibiza Mix 2011 compilation through EMI records.
Guetta also performed alongside
on 1 June 2012.
A re-release of Nothing but the Beat, titled
, was released on 7 September 2012. The first single from the album, “
“, which saw Guetta collaborate with Sia yet again, was released in support of the album.
The next single off Nothing But The Beat 2.0 was confirmed by Guetta as “
” which features vocals from Swedish duo
In 2012, Guetta also 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 Guetta played in
and he was the festival’s headliner also for year 2013.
15 March saw the third single release from Nothing but the Beat 2.0 entitled “
“. The song features vocals from American singers
Guetta performing at
, 2012Nothing But the Beat
is a feature-length biographical documentary about Guetta’s rise to fame, featuring many of his collaborators, including
and Snoop Dogg. It was financed by the energy drink,
, with whom Guetta became a brand ambassador from 2011. Together with burn, Guetta also provided support and mentoring for the burn-sponsored “burn studios residency” program
for up-and-coming DJs. Guetta also wrote, produced, and featured on
‘s seventh studio album,
, and acts as the support act for the European leg of her
. In 2012, Guetta created a new record label known as Jack Back Records, where he intends to focus only on electronic music releases (compared to the dance pop productions he’s most known for).
The label is named after a project Guetta started alongside
when they remixed the song “
“. The premiere release of the new label was “Metropolis”, another one of his collaboration with Romero, which also became a track from Nothing but the Beat 2.0. The label also included releases from the likes of
and other collaborators, as well as a two-track EP from production duo Spencer & Hill. All of the label’s releases can be found on
, he debuted his new track at Twickenham Stadium on 15 June 2013. Guetta stated “Twickenham, I hope you like this new track, it’s brand new and you’re the first people in the world to hear it.” The single, called “
“, was released on 8 July 2013.
It is a collaboration between
and Harrison. Guetta released the artwork for his new single on his Instagram profile on 19 June 2013. In September, Guetta unveiled the music video for new track “One Voice” featuring
. It was released on 4 November as part of the UN’s humanitarian campaign called The World Needs More.
Guetta co-wrote and produced the song “Fashion!” on
‘s third studio album
He also had songwriting and production contributions to
‘ eighth studio album
, on multiple tracks and instrumentation imitations. On 20 January 2014, Guetta released “
” featuring American singer
. It is an adaption of the
“. The song was co-produced by Giorgio Tuinfort. In February, Guetta released a remix of
‘s track “
” on Beatport. Later that month, record label
hinted through a message on Twitter that English singer-songwriter
was in a studio in
, along with Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort to record a new song.
The trio was later joined by DJ
On 17 March 2014, he released “
“, a collaboration with
on Jack Back Records, and released his remix of
‘s single “
” on 15 April. Guetta released “
on 14 June. It appeared on the four-track EP titled Lovers on the Sun he released later that month. The EP contains “Blast Off”, “
“, “Bad”, and “
” featuring vocals from American singer
2014On 30 June 2014, “
” saw official single release as the first single from Guetta’s sixth studio album,
The second single from the album, “
“, (also featuring
), was released as the second single from the album on 5 October 2014.
The album itself was released worldwide on 21 November 2014 through
with collaborations from prior favourites such as
as well as new collaborators like
The title track “Listen” (featuring
) was co-written by Guetta and
. On 20 February 2015, the third single from the album “
On 30 April 2015, the song was released as a special version featuring vocals from
for her studio album
In March 2015, Guetta released the fourth single from
, entitled “
“. It features the vocals of
, and also features
. The single proved successful, reaching the top ten in the UK and in the US. On 22 June 2015, Guetta became the third artist to reach 2 billion streams on
and released a remix of “Hey Mama” by
to celebrate the occasion.
On 27 November 2015, Guetta re-released Listen as Listen Again to promote the songs and then-recent singles “
“, “Pelican”, “The Death of EDM”, “
” and a new version of “
opening ceremony before Guetta’s setIn December 2015,
announced that Guetta would be the music
, with the official song for the tournament being “
” featuring vocals from Swedish singer
. UEFA also announced that the song would be integrated throughout the tournament, including during the
for every television match
, and will also be performed by Guetta at the
, as well as during a free concert at the
on 9 June.
“This One’s for You” was released on 13 May 2016,
followed by a remix pack on 8 July.
On 15 April 2016, Guetta released a single with
, titled “
“. Later, on 16 May 2016, saw Guetta released an extended mix of his song “Pelican” on his label Jack Back Records. Guetta performing at the 2016 Utopía Festival in MadridOn 30 September 2016, Guetta released a new single with
named “Would I Lie to You” on his label Jack Back Records. The song interpolates the vocals/lyrics of the 1992
“. 2016 also saw Guetta collaborate with German DJ
on the third single from Schulz’s third album, Uncovered, entitled “
” which also featured American DJs
. The song was released on 25 November and certified Gold and Platinum in various European countries.
“. The single was Guetta’s fourth collaboration with American rapper
and also featured fellow American rapper
. The following month, on 28 April, David Guetta released his collaboration with Dutch DJ
“. The song featured American singer-songwriter
. On 9 June 2017, Guetta’s single “
” featuring Canadian pop singer
was released, this song was featured on Worldhit and marked the Top 200 in over 40 countries as well as certifying Gold to Multi Platinum in many European and Oceanian countries.
The end on the month saw Guetta release a remix version of “
and served as the third single from Mars’s highly successful album
. During the summer, David Guetta headlined
, providing a main stage performance for Night 3 on both weekends.
In addition Guetta was a guest during
‘s closing set, during which they debuted their yet to be released single “So Far Away” which featured vocals from
. David Guetta also had
join him on stage to premier their new song “
” which was released on the Friday of the festival’s second weekend. During this time Guetta, Vegas, and Mike also performed the latter two’s long-awaited single with
: “Crowd Control”. On 3 November 2017, Guetta and
released their single “
. This song is David Guetta’s 3rd single from his upcoming 7th studio album, which was released in 2018. He performed a live-version of his new single at the
. On 1 December 2017, Guetta released his long-awaited single “
” being released on Garrix’s label
. The single version contained vocals from
and Romy Dya.
‘s vocals were cut from the song as her label was pushing back the release. That is the reason why the two DJs decided to replace her and use the vocals of Romy Dya.
On 25 January 2018 Guetta released a remix version of
along with Dutch DJ
This marks Guetta’s and Sia’s sixth collaboration. Guetta at
2018On 16 February 2018, David Guetta released his new song “
“, together with
. A few months before the release Sean Paul reported that
would be the singer of the song, but she has been replaced by Becky G.
A week later, Guetta released his second collaboration with
and Dutch DJ
Guetta’s seventh collaboration with
“, was released on 22 March 2018.
On 29 June 2018, 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. On 23 August, Guetta confirmed the album’s title as 7 and revealed its track list, including the singles “2U”, “Like I Do”, “Flames” and “
The album also included the
featured single, “
“. In December 2019, Guetta led a DJ set at an Avicii tribute concert where he previewed a previously unheard collaboration with Avicii,
. In Guetta’s own words, he played the “Before I Say Goodbye” for the first and probably only time during the concert. It features British singer-songwriter