- 09:00 AM, Aug 14
David Guetta is a disc jockey who was born on November 7, 1967 in Paris. He began mixing his first vinyl at the age of 13. Five years later, he showcased his talent behind turntable in a local club called Broad. Along with fellow DJ Kien, Guetta began mixing his own music and showcased it at Broad. Considering the club too small to gain wider public attention, Guetta and Kien then conducted similar events in other venues. They have regular events at the Rex Club, Central World (formerly known as Queen) and Wunderland Boy.
Guetta was proven to have talent on mixing music when he was listed on the international ranking of the DJs by the British magazine DJ MAG in 2005. Still in the same year, he was named the Best DJ of the Year and Best DJ Set of the Year for his mix "KissDaFunk" during House Music Awards which took place in London.
Guetta released his first studio album "Just a Little More Love" in 2002. The title track of the effort was featured as a theme song for 2004's English movie "The Football Factory". Featured artists in this record included Chris Willis, Barbara Tucker and Juan Rozoff.
A follow-up to "Little More Love" was released two years later. Called "Guetta Blaster", this set reunited him with Chris Willis. Besides Willis, the LP also featured other artists including Mone, JD Davis, Stereo MCs, James Perry and Miss Thing.
In 2007, Guetta brought another record called "Pop Life". Longtime collaborator Willis returned as the main vocalist for almost all songs on the album. Other featured guests were Tara McDonald, Cozi Costi, Steve Angelo and more. The album was successful in the U.K. and Ireland as well as in mainland Europe. It sold a total of 530,000 copies worldwide.
In 2009, Guetta was on the third place of "Top 100 DJs" poll by DJ Magazine. To follow up "Pop Life", Guetta released "One Love" on August 25, 2009. With Kelly Rowland-assisted single "When Love Takes Over", Guetta landed atop Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and Hot Dance Airplay charts. Besides teaming up with Kelly, he collaborated with Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Estelle and will.i.am on the effort.
"I'm not trying to be credible," Guetta said when commenting on what he did to make hits. "I'm trying to be incredible. It's very easy to be underground because you just