Armin Van Buuren Biography
Since 2001, Van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance, which currently has more than 33 million weekly listeners in 84 countries on 100 FM/terrestrial radiostations with more being added.This radio show propelled him to superstardom and garnered an intense following of trance fans around the world.
Van Buuren has won a number of accolades. He has been ranked the World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in their annual Top 100 DJs fan poll a record of five times, 4 years in a row. He is currently ranked World No. 3 on DJ Magazine's list for 2014. In 2014, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for his single "This Is What It Feels Like" featuring Trevor Guthrie, which makes him the fourth trance artist ever to receive a GRAMMY nomination. In the United States, he holds the record for most entries (21) on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart. His 2008 studio album, Imagine, entered the Dutch album chart at No. 1, a first for a dance music artist in Dutch music history.Armin van Buuren's current radio single is "Another You" featuring the Dutch rapper/singer-songwriter Mr. Probz (real name Dennis Stehr), the first single from van Buuren's forthcoming studio album from Armada Music to be released in late-2015.
Armin van Buuren was born in Leiden, Netherlands, on 25 December 1976, but grew up in Koudekerk aan den Rijn. Van Buuren started making music when he was 14. He was inspired by French electronic music composer Jean Michel Jarre. He graduated from the Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden in 1995, and studied law at Leiden University. He began working as a DJ in Club Next, playing multiple sets a week, most of which lasted six or more hours. As his musical career began to take off he put his law degree on hold, although he returned to graduate from law school in 2003.
On 18 September 2009, Van Buuren married Erika van Thiel, with whom he had been together for nine years. Their daughter Fenna was born in July 2011. Van Buuren announced just hours before he was due to headline the main stage at Tomorrowland (Saturday, 27 July 2013) that his wife had given birth to a son, Remy.
In 2011, Van Buuren was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau for his services to music.
On 8 May 2015, Armin van Buuren released the first single from his sixth studio album, (album title to be announced), the single is titled "Another You" featuring Mr Probz.
Three weeks after his brand new "Another You" single, Armin van Buuren also debuts another remix from Game Of Thrones official theme which is originally made by an Iranian composer, Ramin Djawadi. His new remix have been played during A State Of Trance live performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina.