What kind of music do you like? Have you heard of David Guetta? He has been leading the Top40 charts for weeks in many European countries in 2010. Read this text to get basic information on David Guetta. Afterwards you can test your reading comprehension by doing an exercise.

David Guetta

David's career

David Pierre Guetta (born 7 November 1967) is a French house producer and DJ. Originally a DJ at nightclubs during the 1980s and 1990s, he co- founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2001. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007). His 2009 album One Love included the hit singles "When Love Takes Over" (featuring Kelly Rowland), "Gettin' Over You" (featuring Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO) and "Sexy Bitch" (featuring Akon), the latter becoming a top five hit in the US and all three reached #1 in the UK. He has worked with a variety of pop and hip-hop artists including Akon, Chris Willis, Kelly Rowland, Lil' Wayne, Kelis, Madonna, Kid Cudi, Estelle, Fergie, Amy Palmer, K'naan, will.i.am, LMFAO, Dane Bowers, Flo Rida, Shakira and apl.de.ap.
Since April 2009, Guetta had his own radio show on the internet radio station RauteMusik on Saturday evening. In 2009, he was placed third in the "Top 100 DJs" poll by DJ Magazine, and was elected "Best House DJ" by DJ Awards in 2008.

Nominations

On 2 December 2009, Guetta received five nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards. He was nominated twice for his work with the Black Eyed Peas; in the category Record of the Year for "I Gotta Feeling" and Album of the Year for their album The E.N.D.. His song "When Love Takes Over" featuring American R&B singer Kelly Rowland received two nominations; Best Dance Recording and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, and won the latter. Guetta's fourth studio album One Love was nominated as "Best Electronic/Dance Album".
On 28 June 2010 American rapper Flo Rida released the single "Club Can't Handle Me" featuring David Guetta. The song is included on the soundtrack album to the American 3D dance film Step Up 3D. It has so far peaked at number one in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Collaboration with Rhianna?!

It is reported that David Guetta will collaborate with Rihanna on a new track which is titled "Adrenalin Rush". The duet between Guetta and Rihanna will be available in the beginning of the fall (September-October) for Rihanna's fifth TBA album.
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Word List: David Guetta - House music

    • producer, producers(noun)
    • Definition:
      • one who produces an artistic production like a CD
    • found(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to start some type of organisation or company
    • release(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to make available to the public, to sell
    • latter(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • close (or closer) to the present time
    • variety, varieties(noun)
    • Definition:
      • many different persons/things
    • include(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to contain as parts of a whole
    • available(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • can be bought
 
 

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        one who produces an artistic production like a CD
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        to start some type of organisation or company
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        close (or closer) to the present time
        include
        to contain as parts of a whole
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