Armin van Buuren Music

Updated: Jan 10

Our pleasure to give you some history about DJ Armin van Buuren,


Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren OON (/væn ˈbjʊərən/ van BEWR-ən;[2] Dutch: [ˈɑrmɪn ˈjoːzəf jɑˈkoːbʏs ˈdaːniˌjɛl vɑn ˈbyːrə(n)]; born 25 December 1976)[1] is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Leiden, South Holland. 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.[3] According to DJs and Festivals, "the radio show propelled him to stardom and helped cultivate an interest in trance music around the world."[4]

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.[5] He was ranked fourth on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list in 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020,[6] and third in 2017.[7] 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,[8] which makes him the fourth trance artist ever to receive a Grammy Award nomination.[9] In the United States, he holds the record for most entries, twenty-one, on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[10] austin dj shows

Personal life

Armin van Buuren was born in Leiden, on 25 December 1976,[1] but grew up in Koudekerk aan den Rijn.[11] He was inspired by French electronic music composer Jean-Michel Jarre.[12][13] Van Buuren graduated from the Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden in 1995, and studied law at Leiden University.[14] He began working as a DJ in Club Nexus, playing multiple sets a week, most of which lasted six or more hours.[15] In 1999, he met Dave Lewis who introduced him as a DJ in England and the United States.[16] As his musical career began to take off, he put his law degree on hold, but he did return to graduate from law school in 2003.[17]

On 18 September 2009, van Buuren married Erika van Thiel.[18] Their daughter Fenna was born in July 2011.[19] van Buuren announced just hours before he was due to headline the main stage at Tomorrowland (27 July 2013) that his wife had given birth to a son, Remy.[20]

On 16 February 2018, van Buuren explored his family history in an episode of the TV series Verborgen verleden, the Dutch version of the UK series Who Do You Think You Are?.[21]