After performing on “America’s Got Talent” — alongside “Where Them Girls At” collaborators [artist id="2583152"]Flo Rida[/artist] and [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist] — [artist id="1243216"]David Guetta[/artist] is continuing his U.S. album promotion.
The French DJ/producer has a new double-album out called Nothing but the Beat, an effort that continues to forge his crossover path , with one disc bearing blockbuster vocals (Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, Usher, Minaj and Flo, will.i.am and Akon) and another with a selection of dance-music instrumentals meant for his core fanbase and to introduce Guetta’s staple sound to his pop fans.
While [artist id="1231569"]Kelly Rowland[/artist] was Guetta’s female powerhouse on One Love‘s “When Love Takes Over,” Nothing but the Beat boasts three divas: Minaj belts on “Turn Me On,” Australian singer/songwriter Sia mesmerizes on “Titanium,” and then there is [artist id="2481017"]Jennifer Hudson[/artist].
On “Night of Your Life,” which recalls the vibe of Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World),” Hudson sings, “Love me, baby, treat me right/ Make it eternity and not only one night/ If you love me till the end of time/ Then I will promise you the night of your life.”
For the French hitmaker, “Night of Your Life” occupies a special place in his catalog, and he revealed to MTV News recently that working with Hudson was a particularly rewarding endeavor.
“I was in the studio with her,” Guetta said. “To be honest, I didn’t know her so well, but I had heard her voice and I fell in love with it. It’s a difficult song. You need a really big voice to be able to perform that song. I was like, ‘Whoa!’ She obviously has an amazing voice, and I think it was a really interesting exercise for her and for me.
“I always love to take singers and take them out of their boxes, and to come with a dance song with her was really exciting. She is beautiful in every way: as a person, as a singer, as a human being. She delivered like crazy.”
Nothing but the Beat is out now.
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