2011 proved to be a really important year for French superstar David Guetta. Just 1 year removed from his album ‘One Love’, he was gearing up for yet another album to be released in the form of ‘Nothing But The Beat’. Featured in this album was the iconic release of ‘Without You’ featuring Usher, which was released as a single on the 29th of September, 2011. For this single, David Guetta took a step away from his usual powerful electro-infused singles and instead went for an uplifting single that didn’t shake speakers but did indeed make waves across the globe, reaching over 500 million streams.
French electronic music producer David Guetta rose to prominence atop the sparkling wave of DJ’s who combined Daft Punk‘s sleek house music with a pinch of electroclash punch at the start of the 21st century. Achieving international crossover success during the late-2000’s EDM boom with chart-toppers ‘One Love’ and ‘Nothing But the Beat’, his house anthems became fixtures on the dance charts into the 2010’s, often featuring famous names from the worlds of pop and rap, including frequent collaborators Nicki Minaj, Sam Martin, Sia, Chris Willis, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, and Afrojack. Along with the latter two artists, Guetta also won a pair of Grammy Awards in 2011.