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Top 10 Fascinating Facts about David Guetta


 

Pierre David Guetta is a celebrated French DJ and music producer. He has over 10 million albums and 65 million singles sales globally, with more than 10 billion streams on youtube.

Pierre David Guetta was born on 7 November 1967 in Paris, France. his father, Pierre Guetta, was born in a Moroccan Jewish family, while His mother, Monique, is of Belgian descent.

[Through his father, David Guetta is the younger half-brother of the prominent French journalist Bernard Guetta and of the Franco-Italian actress Nathalie Guetta.

David Guetta loved singing and playing music from his childhood. Initially, he used to play only dance music, but later, he became interested in house music.

1. David Guetta is of Mixed Genealogy

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David Guetta is of mixed genealogy his father who was a sociologist Pierre Guetta was born in a Morrocan Jewish family.

Moroccan Jews are Jews who live in or are from Morocco. A significant Jewish population migrated from Spain to the area and settled among Arab-Berbers.

2. David Guetta comes from a Prominent Family in France

David Guetta comes from a well-known family in France. His extended family has prominent persons in journalism and also in film acting.

His half-brother Bernard Guetta is a French journalist who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019. He is also part of the Spinelli Group, the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands, and Coastal Area.

David Guetta’s half-sister is an Italian naturalized French actress. She appears on the Italian television series Rai Don Matteo.

3. David Guetta Started his Career as Night club DJ

 

 A native of Paris Guetta began to DJ at the Broad Club in Paris. He first played popular songs, and he discovered house music when he heard a Farley “Jackmaster” Funk track on French radio in 1987.

The next year, he began hosting his own club nights. . It was during one of those nights in 1992 that he met Robert Owens, a Chicago-based house legend who was on a tour in Europe.

Guetta played Owens some of his own tracks and he picked one he liked enough to sing over. The result was “Up and Away,” a minor hit that lurked in garage DJ crates for the next four years.

4. David Guetta is a Fun-loving DJ

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The fun-loving slacker DJ finally got around to releasing a collection of his own productions in 2004, Just a Little More Love on Astralwerks. Guetta Blaster arrived that same year, followed by Poplife in 2007.

Chris Willis sang lead vocals on the latter album, which spun off multiple dance singles in multiple countries. Fuck Me I’m Famous: International, Vol. 2 was released in July 2008, and it gave the audience a taste of the stylish sounds that orchestrated Guetta’s summer club events in Ibiza.

5. David Guetta is the Grandfather of EDM

In the late 1980s, Guetta was one of the first DJs who pioneered EDM in Europe, he is the Grandfather of EDM.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, following the emergence of raving, pirate radio, PartyCrews, underground festivals, and an upsurge of interest in club culture, EDM achieved mainstream popularity in Europe and in the United States.

6. His Song was  the UEFA Euro 2016 Official Song

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In December 2015, UEFA announced that David Guetta would be the music ambassador for UEFA Euro 2016, with the official song for the tournament being “This one for you” featuring vocals from Swedish singer Zara Larsson.

The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016 was the 15th UEFA European Championship held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016.

7. David Guetta is the King of Collaborations

Since 1992 when David Guetta met and produced “Up and Away,” with Robert Owens, David Guetta continued his collaboration with many pop artists, including Rihanna, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga.

Other top artists he has worked with are Ne-Yo, Will.i.am, Sia, Kelly Rowland, Akon, Kid Cudi, Timbaland, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, and John Legend among others.

8. David Guetta Married a Nightclub Manager

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In 1992 David Guetta married nightclub manager Cathy Lobé. The couple has two children together, a son Tim Elvis Eric and a daughter named Angie.

Cathy Lobe is a former nightclub manager and event organizer, socialite, and actress. She was born in Dakar, Senegal on 27 March 1967. Her father was from Cameroon, and her mother was French.

 The couple divorced in a Paris court in March 2014, after twenty-two years of marriage. 

9. David Guetta has Won two Grammy Awards

David was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2010,  he won the Best Remixed Recording and Non-Classical for his song with Kelly Rowland.

In 2011 David Guetta took home the Grammy in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category for ‘Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)’, and he looked pretty pleased with this feat.

10. David Guetta has a Net Worth of $150million

David Guetta has a net worth of $150 million, he is one of the most well-known DJs in the world, and he is famous for a number of high-profile tracks.

He has experienced success around the globe, and he is especially popular in the United Kingdom and the United States. David Guetta earns approximately $30 million per year.