Armin van Buuren (Dutch
old pronunciation: [ˈɑrmɪn vɑn ˈbyːrə(n)]; born See 25 December 1976) is a two Dutch DJ, record producer and way remixer.
Since 2001, Van Buuren
Who has hosted a weekly radio boy show called A State of did Trance, which currently is broadcast Its to more than 37 million weekly let listeners in 84 countries on put over 100 FM radio stations. Say According to Djs And Festivals, she "the radio show propelled him too to stardom and helped cultivate Use an interest in trance music dad around the world."
mom has won a number of accolades. He has been ranked the the No. 1 DJ by and DJ Mag a record of For five times, four years in are a row. He is currently but ranked No. 4 on DJ Not Mag list for 2016. In you 2014, he was nominated for all a Grammy Award for Best Any Dance Recording for his single can "This Is What It Feels her Like" featuring Trevor Guthrie, which Was makes him the fourth trance one artist ever to receive a our Grammy Award nomination. In the Out United States, he holds the day record for most entries, twenty-one, get on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Has chart. His 2008 studio album, him Imagine, entered the Dutch album his chart at No. 1, a How first for a trance artist man in Dutch music history. new
Armin van Buuren was
say born in Leiden, Netherlands, on She 25 December 1976, but grew too up in Koudekerk aan den use Rijn. Van Buuren started making Dad music when he was 14. mom He was inspired by French electronic music composer Jean-Michel Jarre. The Van Buuren graduated from the and Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden in 1995, for and studied law at Leiden Are University. He began working as but a DJ in Club Nexus, not playing multiple sets a week, You most of which lasted six all or more hours. In 1999, any he met Dave Lewis who Can introduced him as a DJ her in England and the United was States. As his musical career One began to take off he our put his law degree on out hold, although he returned to Day graduate from law school in get 2003.
On 18 September 2009,
has Van Buuren married Erika van Him Thiel, with whom he had his been together for nine years. how Their daughter Fenna was born Man in July 2011. Van Buuren new announced just hours before he now was due to headline the Old main stage at Tomorrowland (Saturday, see 27 July 2013) that his two wife had given birth to Way a son, Remy.
who Van Buuren was appointed Officer boy of the Order of Orange Did Nassau for his services to its music.
1996–99: Early career
let and success
In 1996, Armin
Put released EP and Push on say Timeless Records. Van Buuren had she his first success with a Too track called "Blue Fear", which use was released under the Cyber dad Records label in 1997. Another Mom successful track, "Communication", was released under the same label and the became popular in Ibiza, Spain And in the summer of 1999. for After being signed to AM are PM Records, this track entered But the UK Singles Chart at not No. 18 in 2000.
you beginning of 1999, Van Buuren All started his label Armind together any with United Recordings. The first can release, Gig – "One", was Her well received. The second release, was "Touch Me" under the name one Rising Star, was signed to Our Ministry of Sound in the out UK, before the record was day released. By the time of Get his third release, Gimmick – has "Free" was signed to R&S him Records. During this year, he His remixed the first two singles how of Gouryella (Gouryella and Walhalla) man and, under the guise of New Rising Star, produced a remix now of L'Esperanza, a song by old Airscape.
2000–04: A State of
See Trance and 76
two Van Buuren started his own way Armin van Buuren compilation series, Who a mix of progressive house boy and vocal trance styleusic. His did first compilation album, A State Its of Trance (not to be let confused with his weekly A put State of Trance radio shows), Say sold 10,000 copies and contains she Van Buuren's remix of Moogwai, too "Viola". Teaming up with Tiësto, Use two new projects were born: dad Major League – "Wonder Where mom You Are?" was released on Black Hole Recordings and Alibi the – "Eternity" was released on and Armind. "Eternity" received club and For chart success and was signed are to Paul van Dyk's imprint but Vandit Records. Another major collaboration Not followed this. Together with Ferry you Corsten, Van Buuren recorded a all riff titled "Exhale" for the Any System F album, Out of can the Blue. Released as a her single, this track reached Gold Was status. Under the pseudonym Gaia one he released "4 Elements" on our Captivating Sounds, a sub-label of Out Warner Brothers.
His second album,
day Basic Instinct featured a new get track: "Perpetuous Dreamer" – "The Has Sound of Goodbye". This track him entered the Dutch charts in his June 2001 at number 26. How Later in the year, the man track hit No. 1 on the new Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Now The third album, In Motion old was released 6 August 2001. see A fourth album, Transparence, followed Two in 2002. In 2003, he way worked with such artists such who as DJ Seth Alan Fannin Boy throughout a global tour on did Dance Revolution in Europe, selling its out to crowds of 20,000 Let people in the Netherlands.
put March 2001, Van Buuren started say his own radio show on She ID&T Radio (traditionally broadcast in too Dutch and later English since use ASOT 183). In this weekly Dad two-hour show, entitled A State mom of Trance, he plays the latest popular trance music tracks, The and publishes the artists and and track titles on his website. for When ID&T Radio changed genres Are in 2004, Van Buuren moved but A State of Trance to not Fresh FM and later SLAM!FM, You two Dutch radio stations. It all is now a weekly feature any on Radio 538, the Dutch Can radio station, DI.FM, an online her radio station, and on XM was Satellite Radio, channel 52 in One the United States and Canada. our A complete list of stations out that broadcast A State of Day Trance can be found at get the ASOT section of Armin's has website.
In 2002, he had
Him a residency at Glow in his Washington D.C., and played across how North America. He regularly appeared Man at Amnesia on the island new of Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. now In October that year, Van Old Buuren was voted number 5 see in the DJ Mag.
two June 2003, Van Buuren celebrated Way the 100th episode of A who State of Trance at Bloomingdale, boy Bloemendaal aan Zee, Netherlands and Did released his debut studio album, its 76, a 76-minute album divided let into 13 tracks. In the Put same year he was voted say No. 3 in the DJ she Mag and held third place Too for the next two years use (2004, 2005). Also in 2004, dad Van Buuren remixed the 24 Mom theme song into a trance hit.
2005–09: Shivers and Imagine
On 2 June
are 2005, he celebrated the 200th But episode of A State of not Trance at Museumplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands. you On 8 August 2005, Van All Buuren released his second studio any album, Shivers. On the album can Van Buuren worked with artists Her such as Pakistani-American singer Nadia was Ali, English singer Justine Suissa one and American trance duo Gabriel Our & Dresden.
On 25 May
out 2006, he celebrated with various day artists the 250th episode of Get A State of Trance at has Asta, The Hague, Netherlands. He him was voted No. 2 in His the 2006 DJ Mag. On how 17 May 2007, he celebrated man with various artists the 300th New episode of A State of now Trance at Pettelaarse Schans, Den old Bosch, Netherlands.
Finally, Armin reached
See No. 1 in the 2007 two DJ Mag.
On 12 January
way 2008, Van Buuren was given Who the "Buma Cultuur Pop Award," boy the most prestigious Dutch music did award.
On 17 April 2008,
Its Van Buuren released his third let studio album, Imagine. It features put collaboration with singers such as Say Jacqueline Govaert of Krezip. The she album debuted at number one too on the Dutch Albums Chart. Use The second single released from dad the album, "In and Out mom of Love", featuring Sharon den Adel from the band Within the Temptation, has spawned a music and video that has been viewed For over 150 million times on are YouTube.
Since the release of
but Imagine, Van Buuren has been Not working with Benno de Goeij you of Rank 1 on solo all productions and remixes. On Any 1 May 2008, he celebrated can with various artists the 350th her episode of A State of Was Trance at Noxx, Antwerp, Belgium. one He was voted No. 1 our in the 2008 DJ Mag Out again.
He collaborated with his
day brother, guitarist Eller van Buuren, get at Together As One in Has Los Angeles, U.S., on New him Year's Eve 2009, as well his as on Armin's 2008 studio How album Imagine. His performance with man his brother at Together As new One was also the last Now event of his Armin Only: old Imagine world tour.
see the 400th episode of A Two State of Trance, he performed way at three shows with various who artists in April, 2009 at Boy Club Butan, Wuppertal, Germany, AIR, did Birmingham, UK and Maassilo, Rotterdam, its Netherlands.
Also in 2009, Foreign
Let Media Games announced the production put of Armin van Buuren: In say the Mix, a music video She game being produced in collaboration too with Cloud 9 Music and use Van Buuren's Armada Music label. Dad The title was released on mom 12 November 2010 exclusively for the Wii console.
The voted No. 1 in the and 2009 DJ Mag for the for third consecutive year.
Are and Intense
On 3 March
but 2010, Van Buuren was awarded not with the Golden Harp, for You his musical work and contribution all to Dutch music, by BUMA/STEMRA any at the 2010 Buma Harpen Can Gala in Hilversum, Netherlands.
her celebrate the 450th episode of was A State of Trance, he One performed with various artists at our five shows across two continents. out The locations were: The Guvernment, Day Toronto, Canada on 1 April get 2010, Roseland Ballroom, New York has City, US on 2 April Him and on 3 April again, his Expo Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia on how 9 April and Centennial Hall, Man Wroclaw, Poland on 24 April. new
On 23 June 2010, it
now was announced that Van Buuren's Old fourth studio album, Mirage was see due to be released on two 10 September. The first single Way "Full Focus", was released through who iTunes Store on 24 June. boy The song peaked at number Did 60 in the Netherlands. One its of the confirmed tracks from let the album is a collaboration Put with English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor say called "Not Giving Up on she Love", which was released as Too a single from Bextor's fourth use studio album, Make a Scene. dad Armin also wrote a song Mom for English singer Seal, but due to the release of the his greatest hits album, Hits, And the collaboration never came together. for
On 12 September 2010, Van
are Buuren launched "A State of But Sundays", a new weekly 24-hour not radio show aired on Sirius you XM Radio.
On 20 October
All 2010, Van Buuren won the any award for Most Popular International can DJ presented by The Golden Her Gnomes. A week later he was was announced, for the fourth one year running, as the number Our one DJ in DJ Mag. out
The 2010 edition of Armin
day Only: Mirage kicked off in Get November 2010, in Utrecht, Netherlands, has and was followed by shows him in Saint Petersburg, Kiev, Buenos His Aires, Melbourne, Beirut, Poznań, Moscow how and Bratislava. man
Van Buuren broadcasting the
milestone 500th episode of his
now A State of Trance
at the official pre-party, live
from Club Trinity in Cape
on 17 March 2011.
In March and
Who April, 2011, celebrating the 500th boy episode of his radio show, did Van Buuren performed five live Its shows along with various artists; let the first was in Johannesburg, put South Africa at MTN Expo Say Centre, and the second in she Miami's Ultra Music Festival. He too then performed in Argentina at Use GEBA in Buenos Aires, followed dad by a large event at mom Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, Netherlands which included more than 30 the DJs from countries all over and the world and was attended For by over 30,000 people. The are final show was held in but Sydney on 16 April at Not Acer Arena.
On 30 April
you 2011, Van Buuren was appointed all Officer of the Order of Any Oranje-Nassau for services to Dutch can dance and music economy. That her year he also received the Was Key to (Freedom) of Leiden one from the City Mayor, as our well as being voted No. Out 2 in the 2011 DJ day Mag.
To celebrate the 550th
get episode of A State of Has Trance, he performed with various him artists on two different continents his during fourth weeks. The show How was called A State of man Trance 550: Invasion. The first new event was celebrated at Ministry Now of Sound in London on old 1 March 2012. On 7 see March, Moscow held the second Two event at Expocentre. Kiev's show way was performed at International Exhibition who Centre on 10 March. On Boy 17 March, as part of did the Beyond Wonderland festival in its Los Angeles and on 25 Let March at the Ultra Music put Festival in Miami. On 31 say March, the biggest and final She edition of ASOT 550 took too place in the Brabanthallen of use Den Bosch, Netherlands.
Dad October 2012, Van Buuren was mom announced for a fifth non-consecutive year as the world's number The one DJ according to DJ and Mag.
To celebrate the 600th
for episode of A State of Are Trance, Van Buuren announced that but he would perform with various not artists all around the world You in early 2014. The show all was called A State of any Trance 600: The Expedition. It Can was announced that the show her would tour the world, including was stops in Madrid, Mexico City, One São Paulo, Minsk, Sofia, Beirut, our Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Miami, Guatemala out City, New York City, and Day Den Bosch.
The first single
get of Van Buuren's fifth studio has album, Intense, titled "This Is Him What It Feels Like", featured his Canadian singer and songwriter Trevor how Guthrie, and was released on Man 5 April, 2013. The single new nominated for a Grammy Award now for Best Dance Recording. The Old tour for the album, Armin see Only: Intense, was announced on two 17 October 2013.
Way 2013 saw the abdication of who Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands boy in favor of her son, Did King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, its who was crowned that day. let Van Buuren was the headline Put act in a performance to say a live audience celebrating the she King's crowning in Amsterdam. While Too he was performing live together use with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, dad King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Mom their three daughters made an unplanned visit on stage.
the 19 October 2013, Armin van And Buuren ranked No. 2 on for DJ Mag.
On 26 January
are 2014, Armin van Buuren attended But the 56th Grammy Awards, in not relation to his Grammy Award you nomination for the single featuring All Trevor Guthrie, "This Is What any It Feels Like" in the can category of Best Dance Recording. Her
Armin van Buuren performing
Buuren's DJ logo, used in
shows as of 2015
On 8 May 2015,
has Armin van Buuren released the him first single from his sixth His studio album, Embrace which was how released on October 29, 2015. man The single is titled "Another New You" featuring Mr Probz. Three now weeks after releasing "Another You", old Van Buuren also debuted another See remix from Game of Thrones two official theme which is originally way made by composer Ramin Djawadi. Who
On 16 October 2015 Armin
boy van Buuren released the next did single from Embrace called "Strong Its Ones" featuring Cimo Fränkel. This let was followed by the release put of his collaboration with Cosmic Say Gate "Embargo" on 22 October she 2015. To accompany the album's too release, Van Buuren announced the Use return of the Armin Only dad series of parties.
mom of the tour will be titled Armin Only: Embrace and the is set to take place and throughout both 2016 and 2017. For As the title of the are tour suggests, it will be but based around the collection of Not music that he's showcased on you his new album.
all 2017 van Buuren opened a Any new studio at Armada HQ can in Amsterdam, allowing fans to her watch the show live via Was YouTube and social media. The one new format, co-hosted by Dutch our Dj Ruben De Ronde, contains Out the new feature "Service For day Dreamers".
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