Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians/producers Bruno Mars and David Guettaannounce the release of “Versace on the Floor (Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta)” – the official remix to Mars’ latest critically acclaimed song, available now via all DSPs and streaming services.
The third and most recent track from Mars’ hugely successful platinum third album, 24K Magic, “Versace On The Floor” is already an RIAA gold-certified smash despite having only impacted at multi-format radio earlier this month. Additionally, the official audio stream has racked up more than 117 million plays on YouTube alone.
Now, the track receives an official remix treatment from the globally renowned producer/DJ David Guetta. With a rhythmic, riff-heavy bassline underpinning Mars’ soaring and seductive vocals, the track also features synthesized electronic breaks, creating an arrangement that seamlessly blends the musicianship of both artists.
Of his experience remixing Mars’ hit single, “I’m super proud that I had the opportunity to work with Bruno Mars on ‘Versace on the Floor.’ It is more than a remix; it is a collaboration and combination of different worlds together. My goal was to make it more dance and DJ friendly, but still respect the music that he came with, and keep the song and his voice in tact because it’s so beautiful. I hoped to create something that would not just be for one community, just like Bruno makes quality music that speaks to a wide audience. He’s really a next level musician and songwriter. I knew that already, but by working on his music I realized it even more so. ”
Recently, Guetta and Mars opened and closed (respectively) the Billboard Music Awards, with Guetta performing “Light My Body Up” alongside frequent collaborator Nicki Minaj, and Marsclosing the show with the television debut of “Versace On The Floor.” Bruno Mars gave an electrifying opening performance on Sunday night at the BET Awards and won his first BET Award for Best R&B/Pop Male Artist.
Guetta and Mars are no strangers to the top of this summer’s charts, with “That’s What I Like,” coming in at #1 on Billboard’s “Radio Songs,” “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay,” “Hot R&B Songs,” and “R&B Streaming Songs” charts, while also holding strong at #3 on the overall “Hot 100.” The single – which previously ascended to #1 on the “Hot 100” (Mars’ seventh single to top the main chart) – is now certified 3x platinum by the RIAA, marking sales and streams in excess of 3 million.
Likewise, Guetta’s collaboration with Justin Bieber released just two weeks ago – “2U” – is already a Top 20 smash in the U.S., while rocking the Top 5 and Top 10 on charts around the globe. Furthermore, the track’s official “2U (The Victoria’s Secret Angels Lip Sync)” companion visual has logged nearly 48 million views.
ABOUT BRUNO MARS:
Bruno Mars is a 21-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 173 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His most recent critically acclaimed and RIAA certified platinum album, “24K Magic,” made an impressive debut atop the Top Digital Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Additionally, the album and its lead single, “24K Magic,” simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has also officially been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. Mars’ 3x platinum certified single, “That’s What I Like,” recently climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, marking his seventh Hot 100 chart-topper and his first #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart. Bruno is one of the few artists to have written and produced each of his No. 1 hits and has had a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 from each of his first three studio albums.
With seven Hot 100 #1s, Mars is now tied with Elvis Presley, Phil Collins, and Frankie Valli for the seventh most chart-toppers among male soloists, and is also ranked #1 amongst male artists with the most Hot 100 No.1s for this decade; extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weeknd. To celebrate the new album, Mars has embarked on his massive “24K Magic World Tour”, which sold over 1 million tickets in a single day. In 2015, Bruno dominated charts with hit single “Uptown Funk.” The worldwide smash is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1. “Uptown Funk” took home 3 GRAMMY Awards this past year, including the coveted Record of the Year award.
Last February, Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014, Mars made NFL history with the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to Billboard, Bruno Mars scored his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has an impressive catalog of 36 Hot 100 hits.
ABOUT DAVID GUETTA:
What A Music Ltd./Big Beat Records recording artist David Guetta is of course one of EDM’s greatest superstars, a 2x GRAMMY® Award-winning international icon with global sales now in excess of 50 million albums and singles as well as over 10 billion plays at YouTube and Spotify.
His extraordinary catalog includes countless #1 singles, multiple gold and platinum certifications, two GRAMMY® Awards, and the biggest social media numbers of any DJ/producer in history.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest DJs, Guetta is spending his summer performing two major residencies in Ibiza — BIG at Ushuaïa Ibiza and F**K Me I’m Famous at Pacha – with additional festival appearances also slated across Europe.
Guetta’s most recent release, “2U (Ft. Justin Bieber),” is already a top 20 smash in the U.S. while rocking the top 5 and top 10 on charts around the globe. Furthermore, the track’s official “2U (The Victoria’s Secret Angels Lip Sync)” companion visual has already logged nearly 48 million views via YouTube alone. For more, please visit www.davidguetta.com.