Saturday, 8 June 2013
David Guetta's Nothing but the Beat videos
Producer and DJ David Guetta's Nothing but the Beat album was released in 2011. It was his fifth album, and it's spawned more hit singles and videos than many artists manage in their entire careers.
The first single was Where them Girls at, released in May 2011 which features Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj. It was a top 20 hit in the USA, and was top ten in 18 countries. It reached number three in the UK, and number 4 in France. It was a number one in Scotland
This was followed by Little Bad Girl in June 2011, which featured Taio Cruz and Ludacris. Again, a top ten hit in many countries including the UK, and a number three in France.
The third song was Without You, which featured Usher on vocals. It reached number 6 in France and the UK, and number one in the US Billboard pop sings.
Titanium, featuring vocals by Sia was the fourth single, released on December 2011. The song had originally featured vocals by Mary J Blige, and this early version later leaked online. Emeli Sandé also performed Titanium with Guetta at the NRJ Music Awards in January 2012. The song's memorable video probably helped with its success, but there's no denying the vocals really make the song remarkable.
Another song that was to feature a remarkable video was Turn be on, which featured Nicki Minaj. Single number five, released in December 2011, had a steampunk themed video that featured both Minaj and Guetta. It reached number ten in France, and number 8 in the UK, while it topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart
March 2012 saw the instrumental The Alphabeat released. The track reached number 44 in France, but its real purpose as a release was to bring some attention to the electronic instrumental tracks on the album. The song would be used in the advert for the car the Renault Twizy, which coincidentally featured in the video.
The song I Can Only Imagine came out in April 2012, featuring Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. It reached number 40 in France, number 18 in the UK singles chart, and number 10 in the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Guetta, Brown and Wayne performed the song live at the Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012.
The Nothing But The Beat album came out in a special edition in August 2012 (titles Nothing But The Beat 2.0) and featured the song She Wolf (Falling to pieces) which was released as single. It again featured Sia on vocals, and again neither she nor Guetta featured in the video which was shot in Iceland. It reached number 4 in France, topped the UK dance chart and the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
Another track that featured on this version of the album was Just One Last Time, featuring Taped Rai, that was to be the next single in November 2012. With another dramatic and cinematic video, the song reached number 14 in France, number 20 in the UK singles chart.
March 2013 saw the track Play Hard, featuring vocals from Ne-Yo and Akon, getting its moment as a single. Another remarkable video for the song from Nothing But The Beat 2.0 It reached number 7 in the French charts, number 6 in the UK singles chart and number two in the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. I'm uncertain how it sold in Mexico.
Meanwhile, the track Every Chance we get we Run had a video released in June 2013, the result of a competition to create a video for the track. While not a single as such, it certainly make an interesting video, and continued to keep up the profile of Nothing but the Beat, two years after the release of its first single