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."
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 Rihanna, will.i.am and Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Jessie 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.
"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," said David Kassler CEO of EMI Music Europe/Rest of World, in a statement.
"At EMI Music, we have been proud to work alongside David since that very first single back in 2001, and we've come a long way together. He's now one of the world's biggest music stars, and I am very happy that he has put his faith in us and chosen to continue that relationship," Olivier Montfort, President, EMI Music France, said in the same release.
Added Guetta: "It's been an incredible journey and this is just the beginning!"