Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren OON born 25 December 1976 is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from Leiden. Since 2001, he has hosted A State of Trance (ASOT), a weekly radio show, which is broadcast to nearly 40 million listeners in 84 countries on over 100 FM radio stations. According to DJs And Festivals, “the radio show propelled him to stardom and helped cultivate an interest in trance music around the world.”
To celebrate the 550th episode of A State of Trance, he performed with various artists on two different continents during fourth weeks. The show was called A State of Trance 550: Invasion. The first event was celebrated at Ministry of Sound in London on 1 March 2012. On 7 March, Moscow held the second event at Expocentre. Kiev’s show was performed at International Exhibition Centre on 10 March. On 17 March, as part of the Beyond Wonderland festival in Los Angeles and on 25 March at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. On 31 March, the biggest and final edition of ASOT 550 took place in the Brabanthallen of Den Bosch, Netherlands. On 19 October 2012, Van Buuren was announced for a fifth non-consecutive year as the world’s number one DJ according to DJ Mag.
Van Buuren has won a number of accolades. He has been ranked the number one DJ by DJ Mag a record of five times, four years in a row. He was ranked fourth on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list in 2015, 2016, and 2019, and third in 2017. 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 Award nomination. In the United States, he holds the record for most entries, twenty-one, on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
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Without further ado, Armin van Buuren’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Armin van Buuren feat. Fiora – Waiting For The Night
4. Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like
3. Armin van Buuren vs Vini Vici feat. Hilight Tribe – Great Spirit (Extended Mix)
2. Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel – In And Out Of Love
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BONUS: Armin van Buuren vs Shapov – Our Origin (Extended Mix)