The dutch-born musician was just 20 years old when he released his first tracks, and by 1999 he had already launched his label Armind. His singles were quickly noticed and became very popular both on the top lists and in the dance clubs around Europe. The first full album titled ’76’ followed in 2003, marking the true beginning of van Buuren’s claim to fame. Since then, he created six more highly successful studio albums, including ‘Imagine’ in 2008, ‘Intense’ in 2013, and ‘Balance’ in 2019. He has also hosted a hugely popular radio program, ‘A State of Trance’ since 2001, with a global audience of more than 80 million listeners.
One of Armin van Buuren’s songs is his 2010 collaboration with British vocalist Sophie Ellis-Bextor named ‘Not Giving Up on Love.’ This track was included on Van Buuren’s fourth album, ‘Mirage,’ and appears on Ellis-Bextor’s album ‘Make a Scene.’ It was moderately successful at the charts when it came out, at least by van Buuren’s lofty standards, but it garnered great reviews from the critics. It was also an instant favorite for many dance music fans, who reacted to its vibrant energy and stubbornly positive outlook on life. Those qualities are appreciated today, and the song is still frequently played on the radio or as a part of DJ mixes.