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) and saw him release global hit singles such as ‘Blah Blah Blah’, ‘Wild Wild Son’, ‘Therapy’, ‘Sex, Love & Water’, ‘Sunny Days’, ‘I Need You’ and ‘Another You’. Additionally, he claimed 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 44 million listeners in more than 80 countries, as well as online via audio and video live stream on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. 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 biggest independent dance music label in the world. The Amsterdam-based record label , which was founded in tandem with Maykel Piron and David Lewis, 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 was won in 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 at Hï Ibiza, in Las Vegas – the most recent being his residency at KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub in 2019 – 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).