David Guetta — the Artist, DJ, and superstar producer renews his contract with EMI music
David Guetta declared: “EMI is like a home to me. They believed in me ten years ago at a time when electro music was only an underground scene, and they made it gain ground. I believe in this feeling of family, this energy and this spirit. I have been surrounded by teams who adored music and supported me. They really committed themselves, and I am very happy to renew my contract with the best team on the planet. The adventure has been incredible up until now, and this is only the beginning!”
Paris, July 2nd 2012: David Guetta, the most popular electronic artist of the last few years, is renewing his contract with EMI Music, which has been his production company since his very first single “Just A Little More” came out in 2001 on Virgin Music.
David Guetta’s success is now a given: over 8 million albums and 30 million singles have been sold worldwide since the beginning of his career. He has composed 5 studio albums, has released more than 30 singles and 8 compilations “F*** Me, I’m Famous”. The artist, elevated to the rank of international star, was awarded 2 Grammy Awards in 2010 and 2011. His new electro-pop album, “Nothing But The Beat”, has gone platinum in 15 countries and triple-platinum in France, having sold over 2.7 million copies and 14 million singles.
The DJ is omnipresent on the charts, in the clubs, and on the air all over the world. Over the course of the years, David Guetta has collaborated with everyone from the biggest international artists, including Rihanna, will.i.am, Usher, Christ Brown, Lil Wayne, Nicky Minaj, Sia, Madonna, Akon, Flo-Rida, Jessie J, Taio Cruz, to newer DJs, such as Avicii, Afrojack and Nicky Romero.
David Guetta is also the producer of the Black Eyed Peas’ worldwide hit, “I Gotta Feeling”. Following the success of that single, he was featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine, which called him the producer who has most changed the musical landscape in the United States. But, above all, David Guetta is a DJ, appearing over 150 times a year in the most famous clubs, on the biggest stages of international festivals and even drawing over 2 million people to Copacabana to celebrate the new year in 2012.
With over 33 million fans on Facebook, almost 5 million followers on Twitter and close to 1.5 billion views on the web, the digital success of this French DJ is incomparable. Currently in the studio, David Guetta is preparing previously unreleased tracks for an all new version of “Nothing But the Beat” which will be released by EMI on April 27, 2012, the one-year anniversary of the initial release.
David Kassler, CEO of EMI Music Europe said: “I am overjoyed that David Guetta has decided to prolong his incredible relationship with EMI—as the #1 DJ worldwise, he is adored by tens of millions of fans. Through his creativity and his passion, David has changed the face of dance, electro, and pop—which deserves the respect and admiration of the artistic world, of DJs, composers, producers and, of course, his production house.”
“I am happy that David Guetta has chosen to reaffirm his trust in the EMI Music team, who have accompanied him since his first single in 2001 to his takeover of the entire planet!” added Olivier Montfort, the president of EMI Music France.
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