Armin van Buuren is a Dutch DJ and record producer known for hit trance releases in his homeland and success on the American charts. A popular radio performer in the Netherlands with a weekly show called 'A State of Trance', he has produced an album with the same title and several others with made appearances that won him the top spot in 'DJ Mag'. Working as a DJ in his home town led to work in the UK and America and he started his recording career in the mid-1990s. He released three albums and gained enough popularity in the club scene in Ibiza that the track 'Communication' made the top 20 in the UK's Singles Chart in 2000. He collaborated with Tiësto on 'Wonder Where You Are' and 'Eternity' and with Ferry Corsten on 'Out of the Blue'. Focused on a mix of vocal trance music and progressive house, he released his own albums, 'A State of Trance' in 2000 followed by 'Basic Instinct' in 2001. Many albums have followed including 'Universal Religion: Live from Armada at Ibiza' (2007), which reached number four on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart, 'Imagine' (2008) and 'A State of Trance' (2008), which both peaked at number five, 'Intense' (2013), which hit number two and 'Embrace' (2015), which went to number four. Van Buuren has continued to DJ in Ibiza and at venues across America and Canada and in Europe, South America and Africa. His weekly radio show, 'A State of Trance', which began in 2000 and is now heard on independent stations in many countries around the world including England, Northern Ireland, Canada and the United States, clocked its 800th episode in February 2017.