Armin van Buuren
It takes little to recognize that Armin van Buuren is one of the world’s biggest DJs and producers in electronic music for over twenty years. His life-long dedication to the scene has earned him a Grammy® nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (feat. Trevor Guthrie), saw him release global hit singles such as ‘Another You’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Sunny Days’, ‘Sex, Love & Water, ‘Therapy’, ‘Blah Blah Blah’ and ‘Wild Wild Son’, and helped him claim the number one spot in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll for an unprecedented five times, contributing to the seventeen consecutive top 5 spots to date (the most recent being a #4 in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll of 2018).
His two-hour radio show, A State of Trance (ASOT), is broadcast weekly from his own radio studio in the Armada HQ to over 40 million listeners in more than 80 countries, as well as online via audio and video live stream on YouTube and Facebook. It shows the magnitude of ASOT, which has grown from a small radio show into a complete dance music brand, with stages and events all over the world.
Armin van Buuren has launched several ‘Armin Only’ world tours throughout the years, including the ones based on his albums (‘Imagine’ in 2008, ‘Mirage’ in 2010, and ‘Intense’ in 2013). His most recent world tour, ‘Armin Only Embrace’, is directly tied to the ‘Embrace’ album, his sixth and latest artist album. In 2017, Armin van Buuren played his biggest solo shows to date: ‘The Best Of Armin Only’ in the Amsterdam ArenA, the Netherlands on May 12th and May 13th.
In addition to all of this, Armin van Buuren is the co-founder of Armada Music, the Amsterdam-based record label founded in tandem with Maykel Piron and David Lewis. The label is acclaimed internationally for releasing music across the electronic music spectrum, was voted #7 in Mixmag’s “Label Of The Decade” poll in 2017, and is the six-time winner of “Best Global Record Label” at the International Dance Music Awards in Miami, the sixth of which won this year (2018).
As a performer, Armin headlines more than 150 shows per year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami) and Tomorrowland (Belgium) plus residencies in Las Vegas and at Hï Ibiza and numerous others.
To date, Armin has six full-length artist albums to his name: ‘76’ (2003), ‘Shivers’ (2005), ‘Imagine’ (2008), ‘Mirage’ (2010), ‘Intense’ (2013), and ‘Embrace’ (2015).