Edward Maya

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Edward Maya
Birth nameEduard Marian Ilie
Born (1986-06-29) 29 June 1986 (age 32)[1]
Bucharest, Romania
OriginBucharest, Romania
GenresHouse, electronic, deep house, electro house
Occupation(s)Musician, DJ, record producer, performer, singer/songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, accordion, guitar, flute, piano, bagpipes
Years active2006–present
LabelsMayavin Records
Associated actsVika Jigulina, Costi Ioniţă, Andrea

Eduard Marian Ilie (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈedu.ard mariˈan iˈli.e]; born 29 June 1986), better known by his stage name Edward Maya, is a Romanian DJ and musician.


In and around 2006, Maya worked with many other Romanian artists such as Akcent and Vika Jigulina. He also worked 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 an international hit in clubs.[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, and the UK.[4][5][6][7] "Stereo Love" has received over 349 million YouTube views as of November 2018.[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.

He graduated from George Enescu Music High School in Bucharest and is currently a final year student at the Bucharest Conservatory.


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
The Stereo Love Show
  • Released: December 3, 2013
  • Label: Mayavin Records
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Released: November 4, 2014
  • Label: Mayavin Records
  • Formats: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Stereo Love"
(with Vika Jigulina)
2009 2 19 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 4 16 The Stereo Love Show
"This Is My Life"
(featuring Vika Jigulina)
2010 12 2 42 58 43
"Stereo Love"
(with Mia Martina)
10 Devotion
"Desert Rain"
(featuring Vika Jigulina)
2011 Non-album single
"Mono in Love"
(featuring Vika Jigulina)
2012 The Stereo Love Show
"Feeling" 2013 Non-album singles
"Colombian Girl" 2014
"Love of My Life"
(with Vika Jigulina)
"Historia de Amor"
"Universal Love"
(featuring Andrea and Costi Ioniţă)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Biographie Edward Maya : bio, parcours artistique Edward Maya – NRJ
  2. ^ "Edward Maya speaks to Beat-Town" (in English and 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. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. 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 2017-11-25.
  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. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts: Edward Maya (Singles)". officialcharts.de. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  16. ^ "Search the charts". irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  17. ^ "Holland's singles positions for Edward Maya". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  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" (PDF). PROMUSICAE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  27. ^ "Swedish Certifications: 2010" (PDF). IFPI (Sweden). Archived from the original (PDF) 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. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Mia Martina – Stereo Love". Music Canada.

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