Armin Van Buuren
Netherlands - Trance, Progressive House
Armin van Buuren is a Grammy-nominated Dutchman who has acclaimed a five-time number one position in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
In June 2001, Armin van Buuren aired the first episode of ‘A State of Trance’ which has more than 41 million listeners, broadcasting to over 100 FM stations and fans from over 84 countries. Fourteen years later, he still hosts the weekly two-hour show, where he presents the biggest tunes of the moment and provides an interactive way for fans to discover new music.
Some of his most beloved works, such as ‘Communication’, ‘Burned With Desire’, ‘Blue Fear’, ‘Shivers’, and ‘Yet Another Day’, have grown into highly revered classics. And also his albums have been successful. ‘Intense’ was nominated for the Dutch Edison Pop Award for ‘Best Dance Album’. ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ ft. Trevor Guthrie (the first single off the album) was nominated for the Grammy award for ‘Best Dance Recording’ and also received a nomination for a Canadian Juno Award. It became a worldwide hit, reaching A-List rotation on radio stations all across the globe and receiving silver, gold, platinum, and double platinum certifications in countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia, and Italy. The video has reached over 64 million views to date.
Together with Maykel Piron and David Lewis (Ar-Ma-Da), Armin built the foundation of the record label Armada Music which is home to more than 40 sub labels and releases productions by some of the industry’s biggest names and rising talents.