David Guetta Extends Contract With EMI, Credits Label's Devotion

5:16 PM PST 07/02/2012 by Sarah Lindstedt
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"They believed in my music a decade ago when EDM was just an underground scene and took it to another level," says the French DJ, Grammy winner and collaborator to the stars.

After eleven years on the roster, French electronic artist, DJ, producer and collaborator to the stars David Guetta has extended his contract with EMI Music, the label group announced today. 

“EMI is home to me,” says Guetta, whose first single, “Just a Little More Love,” was released in 2001 by Virgin Music in France. “They believed in my music a decade ago when EDM was just an underground scene and took it to another level. I’ve had a wonderful group of music loving people surround and support me; they committed to me and I am very happy to extend my deal with the best team on the planet.”

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With more than 8 million albums and 30 million singles sold worldwide, the two-time Grammy winner is considered the most successful electronic artist in the world to date, having worked with such superstars as Rihannawill.i.am and Black Eyed PeasUsherChris BrownLil WayneNicki MinajMadonnaJessie J and Avicii, among others. His latest album, Nothing But The Beat, has sold over 2.7 million copies and 14 million singles worldwide and has gone platinum in 15 different countries. 

Guetta has been described by Billboard as a producer who “dramatically altered the sound of top 40 radio” in the U.S., and while his sales numbers are impressive, his international following is mind-blowing, boasting more than 33 million Facebook fans, 5 million followers on Twitter, and almost 1.5 billion online video views. 

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“Through his creativity and passion, David has helped change the face of dance, electronic and pop music, and he carries the respect and admiration of his fellow artists, DJs, songwriters, producers and of course his label worldwide,” says David Kassler CEO of EMI Music Europe/Rest of World.

Adds Guetta: “It’s been an incredible journey and this is just the beginning!”

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