Edward Maya

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Edward Maya
Birth name Eduard Marian Ilie
Born (1986-06-29) 29 June 1986 (age 28)[1]
Origin Bucharest, Romania
Genres House, electronic
Occupations Musician, dj, record producer, performer, singer/songwriter
Instruments Vocals, accordion, guitar, flute, piano, bagpipes
Years active 2006–present
Labels Mayavin Records
Associated acts Vika Jigulina
Website www.edwardmaya.com

Edward Maya (born Eduard Marian Ilie; 29 June 1986) is a Romanian DJ, musician, producer, performer, and composer. He graduated from George Enescu Music High School in Bucharest and is currently a final year student at the Bucharest Conservatory.

Career[edit]

In and around 2006, Maya worked with many other Romanian artists such as Akcent, Vika Jigulina, Blaxy Girls, DJ Sava, DJ Rynno, Payam Forghani and Liviu Hodor. He worked also on the song Tornerò, which was performed by Mihai Trăistariu in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. He added in an interview on Beat-Town.com that this song "was the beginning of my career"[2]

In the summer of 2009, Maya launched his first song as an artist, "Stereo Love", reaching No.2 in the Romanian singles charts. Later that year, "Stereo Love" became a hit in clubs all over the world.[3] While this success was followed by concerts worldwide, the song entered the top-5 singles charts in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.[4][5][6][7] "Stereo Love" has received over 200 million YouTube views since August 2009.[8]

On 13 May 2011, Maya released his second single "This Is My Life". To help maintain control of his career and provide opportunities for other artists, Maya has formed his own record label, Mayavin Records.[9]

Maya released the song and video for his third single "Desert Rain" on Christmas night worldwide.[10] In an interview Edward Maya talked about his Desert Rain tour he mentions he'll start off with India and later he will be touring Europe, US, South Africa and Pakistan.[11] His fourth single 'Mono in Love' was released on 29 November 2012 also featuring Vika Jigulina.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Stereo Love Show
  • Release date: 3 December 2013
  • Label: Mayavin

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
BEL
[12]
CAN
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
IRE
[16]
NLD
[17]
SPA
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21]
US
[22]
"Stereo Love"
(with Vika Jigulina)
2009 2 19 1 4 1 5 1 1 2 4 16 The Stereo Love Show
"This Is My Life"
(featuring Vika Jigulina)
2010 12 2 42 58 43
"Desert Rain"
(featuring Vika Jigulina)
2011 N/A
"Mono in Love"
(featuring Vika Jigulina)
2012 The Stereo Love Show
"Feeling" 2013 N/A
"Colombian Girl" 2014
"Love of My Life"
(with Vika Jigulina)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[31]
"Stereo Love"
(with Mia Martina)
2010 10 Devotion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographie Edward Maya : bio, parcours artistique Edward Maya – NRJ
  2. ^ "Edward Maya speaks to Beat-Town" (in English/Greek). Beat-Town. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ ANT1 WEB TV / VIDEO ΧΡΗΣΤΩΝ / Stereo Love – Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina / ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ
  4. ^ "Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina: Stereo Love (Nummer)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Maya,Edward Feat.Jigulina,Vika / Single". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Search the Charts". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Chart Stats: Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Edward Maya-Stereo Love official video". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  9. ^ Deming, Mark. "Edward Maya > Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  10. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Edward Maya". Mizzo. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Edward Maya's concert in Pakistan". 
  12. ^ "Belgium's singles positions for Edward Maya". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  13. ^ "Allmusic: Edward Maya (Awards)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  14. ^ "France's singles positions for Edward Maya". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  15. ^ "Charts.de: Edward Maya (Singles)". Charts.de. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  16. ^ "Search the charts". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  17. ^ "Holland's singles positions for Edward Maya". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  18. ^ "Spain's singles positions for Edward Maya". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  19. ^ "Sweden's singles positions for Edward Maya". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  20. ^ "Switzerland's singles positions for Edward Maya". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  21. ^ "Chart Stats: Edward Maya". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 
  22. ^ "Billboard: Edward Maya (US)". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  23. ^ "Ultratop: Goud En Platina Singles 2010". Ultratop. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  24. ^ "Music Canada: Edward Maya". Music Canada. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Edward Maya; 'Stereo Love')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  26. ^ "SEMANA 46: del 15.11.2010 al 21.11.2010". PROMUSICAE. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  27. ^ "Swedish Certifications: 2010". IFPI (Sweden). Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  28. ^ "Switzerland Certifications: Awards 2010". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  29. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Edward Maya" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  30. ^ "American certifications – Edward Maya – Stereo Love". Recording Industry Association of America. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  31. ^ "Billboard: Canadian Hot 100: November 20, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 

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