Pierre David Guetta (/ˈɡɛtə/, French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ david ɡɛta]; born 7 November 1967) is a French DJ, record producer and songwriter. He has sold over nine million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. In 2011 and 2020, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. In 2013, Billboard crowned “When Love Takes Over” as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.
Born and raised in Paris, he released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007). Guetta achieved mainstream success with his 2009 album One Love which included the hit singles “When Love Takes Over”, “Gettin’ Over You”, “Sexy Bitch”, and “Memories”, the first three of which reached number one in the United Kingdom. The 2011 follow-up album, Nothing but the Beat, continued this success, containing the hit singles “Where Them Girls At”, “Little Bad Girl”, “Without You”, “Titanium”, and “Turn Me On”. He has been called the “grandfather of EDM”.
Guetta’s accolades include two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, and a Billboard Music Award.