Tuesday, December 7, 2010

David Guetta

Dan Rubin

David Guetta is a French DJ and producer. He was born in Paris, France in 1967. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Guetta worked as a DJ in various nightclubs in Paris. His first set was at age 17 at the Broad Club in Paris. Since the turn of the century, Guetta has established himself as an important figure in the music industry, specifically in the genre of house music. His first major single, “Just a Little More Love” featuring Chris Willis, was released in 2001, and his debut album with the same name was released in 2002 on Virgin records.
In the music video for Guetta’s first single, the song is played in a club setting. The signature feature of Guetta, and a lot of other house artists, the “drop” occurs at the 0:40 mark in the music video. Also, Guetta is in the music video, portrayed as a bartender. Guetta’s music has become extremely popular among younger audiences, and is recognized worldwide for his music.

Since his first single, Guetta has gone on to release 4 albums, and has collaborated with artists such as Flo Rida, Fergie, Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Kid Cudi and LMFAO, among others. At the 2010 World Music Awards, Guetta won Best DJ, Best Producer, Best Selling French Artist, and International Album of the Year.

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