David Guetta dreams of a collaboration with Aya Nakamura

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Elected “DJ of the Year” for the 7th time at the WECB Music Awards, David Guetta is popular. Many artists are asking him for a featuring. But the one who had dazzling success with Nicki Minaj, or more recently Bebe Rexha, already has a new superstar in mind. And she is French.

For more than twenty years, he has dominated the French electro scene. David Guetta knew how to make an entire generation dance with renowned international collaborations such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Fergie or even Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. The list is long and his good taste in featuring has once again earned him the trophy for DJ of the year at the WECB Music Awards 2023. The third-time father-to-be also received the title of “DJ of the Year” from DJ Mag magazine for the fourth time in his career.

It’s incredible ! That’s wonderful ! It’s great because I feel like every time I top the Top 100, it’s for a different reason. (…) This time, it’s probably thanks to “I’m Good” and these big records which mix lots of styles.“, he reacted.

A David Guetta – Aya Nakamura feat in sight?

David Guetta is enjoying the success of his year 2023 with two Grammy nominations thanks to the titles “Baby Don’t” in collaboration with Anne-Marie and Coi Leray, and “One in a Million” with Bebe Rexha. Delighted with this return with great fanfare, fans of the 56-year-old DJ are impatient about the release of a new album after all these singles. But let everyone rest assured, David Guetta has promised a new project is being prepared. And we could find an incredible collaboration with… Aya Nakamura.

During an interview with Konbini, David Guetta revealed that his dream was to convince the queen of French afro-pop to record a duet. “I have to say that I was quite impressed with Aya Nakamura. Apart from the music of Daft Punk, DJ Snake or me, abroad, you never hear French stuff. I often hear his music at parties or when I have after parties.» explains the producer about the incredible hit “Djadja”. He also took the opportunity to highlight the young woman’s singing talents: “To succeed in breaking through abroad with lyrics in French is really super impressive. So yes, I think that if I had to do a collaboration, it would probably be with her.”. The message has been sent, all that remains is to wait for the response from superstar Aya.


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Christopher Johnson

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