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David Guetta Cracks Billboard 200


09/04/2009
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(PR) International DJ/Producer/Artist David Guetta continues to reach new heights around the globe with the Astralwerks release of his non-stop, party-thumping album 'One Love,' which features an all-star cast that includes Akon, apl de ap, Estelle, Kid Cudi, Ne-Yo, Novel, Kelly Rowland, will.i.am and Chris Willis. The album, released last week has set new records for Guetta, debuting at #1 France and Belgium, #2 in the UK, Germany, Canada and Switzerland while landing in the top 5 in Austria, Italy and Ireland. In the U.S., One Love debuted at #12 on the iTunes album chart and #1 on the iTunes dance album chart while landing in top 70 on the Billboard 200, marking Guetta's highest position on the chart to date.

"I'm thrilled with the success of my album," expressed Guetta. "I knew from the moment I first stepped into the studio with Kelly Rowland and will.i.am that we were creating something really special and that continued with each artist I worked with on 'One Love."

Guetta's unique fusion of European dance music with contemporary American hip-hop and R&B vocals has been winning over critics and fans around the world since the release of 'One Love's" first single last spring, "When Love Takes Over" featuring Kelly Rowland. The single infiltrated dance floors and radio airwaves everywhere, quickly becoming one of the anthems of 2009, sky-rocketing to #1 on the European singles chart where it stayed for two weeks. "When Love Takes Over" which Entertainment Weekly proclaimed "the jam" spent 7 consecutive weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard dance chart, reached # 28 on the Top 40 radio airplay chart and #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 which at the time was a new record Guetta.

The summer of David Guetta rolled on as the superstar DJ/Producer continued to set new records. The Black Eyed Peas monster hit "I Gotta Feeling" which Guetta produced hit #1 around the world and has spent 8 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart which helped the Black Eyed Peas to achieve a new Billboard Hot 100 milestone as the longest running artist on the top of the chart. "I Gotta Feeling" replaced a 12-week consecutive run at #1 by their previous single "Boom Boom Pow."

The second second single from One Love is shaping up to be another global smash both on and off the dance floor. The pulsating "Sexy b*****" featuring Akon knocked "I Gotta Feeling" off the top of the chart in the UK, where it has spent the last two weeks, giving Guetta his 3rd consecutive #1 in the region.
"Sexy b*****" is currently heating up dance clubs in the U.S. and climbing to the top of the Billboard dance chart while officially impacting Top 40 radio this week. To date, the single has sold over 140,000 downloads in just 4 weeks. The video premiered on Yahoo! Last week.



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