In the entertainment scene where disc jockeys (DJs) are not as popular as musicians to a great extent, David Guetta is no doubt a unique talent that stands out. Apart from being a world-renowned DJ, he is a record producer, songwriter, and remixer with over thirty million singles as well as 9 million albums sold. Though he previously released an album each in 2004 and 2007, it was his 2009 album “One Love” which had the hit song When Love Takes Over that brought him international recognition. In the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll conducted in 2011, he was voted as the number one for his laudable works.
David Guetta – Bio, Age
David Pierre Guetta was born in Paris, France, on the 7th of November 1967 to a Moroccan-Jewish father and a Belgian mother. His initial experience as a Dj began in Paris at the Broad Club. Before he discovered house music, he used to play normal popular songs just like his counterparts. However, in 1987, things changed after listening to one of Farley Jackmaster Funk songs on a radio station in France. The following year, he got the chance to host club nights where he would play house music. He then collaborated with French hip-hop rapper Sidney Duteil to release Nation Rap in 1990. He soon became one of the managers of the nightclub “Le Palace” where he spearheaded the organization of high profile parties.
David Guetta launched his first production company with Joachim Garraud in 2001. He thus released the hit single, Just a Little More Love, a collaborative effort with Chris Willis, an American singer who he met while he was vacationing in France. The following year, an album with the same title (Just a Little More Love) was released under Virgin Records and the album did well to sell over 300,000 units.
In the course of his carer as a Dj in his home country of France, he was quite successful but it was after the release of his fourth album “One Love” in 2009 that he started gaining some major international publicity. More so, due to the fact that he featured Kelly Rowland (one of the members of the now defunct girl group, “The Destiny’s Child”) on the song When Love Takes Over, the song was an instant hit. The single was a chart-topper in many countries and it did well to reach the number 1 spot in the UK Singles Chart.
In 2011, David Guetta was named number one in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, a position decided through the votes of fans. This came after the release of his new album and the beat which further solidified his international standings as a formidable Dj. The album featured break-out singles like Turn Me On Little Bad Girl, Where Them Girls At, Without You, and Titanium. In 2013, the 2009 hit song When Love Takes Over was crowned the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.
Personal Life – Wife, Girlfriend
Considering the fact that David Guetta is a creative person who has also been in the entertainment industry for a very long time, it is expected that he has a romantic side to him aside just work and for sure he does. He first entered into a relationship with a nightclub manager named Cathy Lobe and the pair got married in 1992. Together, they had two children, a son, Tim Elvis Eric who was born on the 9th of February 2004 and a daughter named Angie who was born on the 23rd of September 2007.
Unfortunately, in March 2014, after twenty-two years of marriage, David and Lobe got separated after filing for divorce on the basis of irreconcilable differences in a Paris court. In July 2015, he began dating Jessica Ledon and they haven’t hinted on any plans to get married yet.
David Guetta is one entertainer who not only has the skills but the charming and boy next door-ish looks about him. Even in his older years, he still has some suave and edgy style to match his bubbly personality. Moreso, standing at a 5 feet 7 inches (1.73m) height, paired with a weight of 181 lbs (82kg), proves that he is maintaining a good and healthy lifestyle and this would sure aid him to look his best whenever he appears in public or when he is performing a gig.
1. Before the release of his 2009 international hit album, One Love, he previously released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007).
2. He got his second number one charting single in the UK from the song Sexy Bitches off his 2009 album One Love. In the song, he featured Akon who was a top artist at the time.
3. In June 2009, he produced the single I got a Feeling which was featured on the fifth studio album of The Black Eyed Peas, the song became the all-time most downloaded single in the U.S at the time with over 7.5 million downloads.
4. David Guetta is a credited co-writer of Kelly Rowland’s 2010 hit single, Commander.