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David Guetta Becomes The Best Selling DJ Ever Worldwide With “Without You” US Success!: New Single “Turn Me On” With Nicki Minaj In 2012!

David Guetta

David Guetta

Global superstar DJ and producer David Guetta became the first DJ and music artist to be handprinted at the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood recently. To celebrate Guetta’s status as the world’s best-selling DJ of all time, the Chinese Theatres selected the French-born Guetta as the inaugural artist in its musicians-only handprint series “Handprints Homage.” Guetta attended the ceremony, which took place inside the newly opened Grauman’s Ballroom, and performed a jubilant set at the space on December 3rd.

The Grauman’s honor came the same weekend that Guetta was nominated for two 2012 Grammy Awards: “Best Dance/Electronica Album,” for his acclaimed fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat, and “Best Dance Recording” for his electronic track “Sunshine,” which he produced with Swedish DJ Avicii. Now an eight-time Grammy nominee, Guetta won the award for “Best Remixed Recording” back-to-back in 2010 and 2011.

Guetta is also riding high on the success of his current single “Without You,” which spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Top 40 Airplay chart. This achievement marks Guetta’s highest U.S. chart placement yet. Currently positioned at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Without You,” featuring Usher, has been certified platinum, making it the second million-selling single off Nothing But the Beat following the summer sensation “Where Them Girls At” featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida. Released by Capitol Records/Astralwerks on August 29th, Nothing But The Beat debuted Top 5 in 12 countries and has sold 1.5 million copies world-wide.

To celebrate the success of “Without You,” Guetta has partnered with VEVO for the official David Guetta “I Can’t Live WITHOUT YOU” VEVO Sweepstakes, runs through December 26th, 2011.  Entrants can win prizes that they cannot live without, including an all-inclusive trip for two to the Grammys, a trip for a family of four to Disney World, an iPad2, Beats headphones, or an official WITHOUT YOU RIAA platinum plaque from David Guetta. For more details on how to enter, please see the David Guetta tab at www.facebook.com/VEVO!

Since the release of Nothing But The Beat, Guetta has been traveling the globe to promote the album. He opened The American Music Awards telecast with a performance with Nicki Minaj that included the debut of his new single “Turn Me On,” featuring Minaj, and appeared with Usher on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This month, Guetta made the holiday radio show festival rounds, performing at Jingle Balls for Channel 955 in Detroit, Q102 in Philadelphia, Z100 in New York, and Y100 in Miami.

In addition, two screenings of Guetta’s documentary-style film Nothing But The Beat take place in the next week. The film gives fans unique insight into Guetta’s life, career, and meteoric rise from underground house DJ into one of the world’s most sought-after DJ/producer/artists. With commentary from collaborators will.i.am, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Taio Cruz, and dance music legends Fatboy Slim, David Morales, and Pete Tong, plus new talent Afrojack and Avicii, the film is a peek into the journey of making Nothing But The Beat while inspiring new audiences across the globe.

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