Nothing But the Beat Ultimate
By the release of 2011's Nothing but the Beat, David Guetta had essentially remade pop in his own image; his brand of exuberant dance music had become the de facto template for chart success. Hence this album's list of guests, which reads like a GRAMMY® red carpet: Lil Wayne, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, etc. Featuring vocals from Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On" is one of EDM's most enduring anthems, while the majestic "Titanium," with vocals from cowriter Sia, reflects Guetta's growing interest in anthemic rock tropes. "Without You" marries Usher's indelibly earnest crooning with Guetta's Ibiza-inspired pop-timism, and somehow even the typically laid-back Snoop Dogg sounds at home amid the churning beats of "Sweat."