For the second year in a row, French producer David Guetta was crowned NRJ Music Awards DJ of the Year. After taking the win in 2015, Guetta has pushed forward with his innovative sound and commercial success. Now 2016, the king of progressive house stole the hearts of many as the country’s musical ambassador for UEFA’s anthem, “This One’s For You”, and from the looks of it, this year’s releases don’t seem to slowing down. With a September single, “Would I Lie to You” ft. Cedric Gervais and Chris Willis, and now France’s official DJ of the Year, Guetta’s continuous joy to surprise fans has clearly been a huge factor in the grand scheme of things.
The award ceremony honored Guetta for his commitment to the scene, and work done with Euro 2016’s Football season. He however, is no newcomer to the NRJ Awards. For close to a decade, Guetta has received notoriety for his constant triumphs. In 2010, he took home the trophy for Best International Album with “One Love”, and once again swept the Hit of the Year category in 2011 with his number one smash, “Club Can’t Handle Me” ft. American rapper, Flo Rida. During the 2011 ceremony, Guetta won the award of Honor for his career which only further proves how devoted his hometown fans are to his work.
Although Guetta only took home DJ of the Year, he was also nominated for Best Live Performance, and Best Electronic Single for “This One’s For You”. With over 3 decades of service in the EDM community, the honor is one he most certainly deserved.