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Tiësto

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On January 6, 2005, Tiësto performed in an outdoor fundraiser in De Dam, Amsterdam. The free event involved Dutch artists like Dinand Woesthoff, BLØF, Acda & De Munnik, Di-rect, and Trijntje Oosterhuis were involved in it to provide financial aid to the people who suffered from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Southern and Southeastern Asia.

 Tiësto is official worldwide ambassador for the Dance4Life foundation promoting awareness of HIV/AIDS, as the foundation's ambassador he has helped the organisation with fundraising along with recording the track "Dance4life" that he recorded with Maxi Jazz from Faithless. 

With the successful release of Elements of Life, Tiësto and fashion designer Giorgio Armani collaborated on a limited edition Tiësto T-shirt available at Armani Exchange stores.  The charity raised over US$300,000. November 2012, Tiësto released a compilation album Dance (RED) Save Lives in collaboration with Product Red, with the aim of donating any proceeds from the album to the fight against AIDS.

Tiësto  also support many organzations including Global Poverty Project, RED.

profile

Career: DJ
Honors: 

  • DJMag Top 100 DJ Ranking: 1st 2002 
  • DJMag Top 100 DJ Ranking: 1st 2003 
  • DJMag Top 100 DJ Ranking: 1st 2004 
  • 40th greatest Dutch citizen of all time 2003 
  • International Dance4Life Ambassador 2006 
  • Mixmag's #1 DJ of 2008 2009 
  • Mixmag magazine: The Best Dj Of All Time 2010  2010 
  • Trance Top1000: Best Song Of All Time ( Delirium - Silence ( Tiësto Remix ).
  • Gold Sales Award 1999 
  • Ibiza DJ Award: Best International DJ Trance 2002 
  • TMF Award Holland: Best National DJ 2003 
  • World Music Award: World's best selling Dutch artist 2004 
  • Ibiza DJ Award: Best International DJ Trance 2004 
  • Edison Music Award: Best dance album – Just Be 2005 
  • TMF Awards Belgium: Best remixer 2006 
  • Ibiza DJ Award: Best International DJ  2008
bio

Tijs Michiel Verwest born on 17 January 1969 in  Breda, Netherlands. he began releasing material on Noculan Records' sub-labels Chemo and Coolman. During these years, he produced hardcore/gabber tracks under aliases such as Da Joker and DJ Limited. He was later discovered by the general manager of Rotterdam-based Basic Beat Recordings. In late 1994, he signed to Basic Beat where he met Arny Bink. From 1998 to 1999, Tiësto released music on Planetary Consciousness where he met A&R Hardy Heller and invited him to release some records on Black Hole. Tiësto's popularity started to rise in the early 2000s after his set at the first ID&T Innercity party (Live at Innercity: Amsterdam RAI), and the release of In My Memory, his first solo album released in 2001 which contained 10 singles and 5 major hits;2002 Tiësto played nine consecutive hours during the second edition of the Dutch Dimension festival. On February 27 he was awarded a Zilveren ('Silver') Harp music award. His fame continued to increase for then known he has in the early 2000s, following his six-hour "Tiësto Solo" sets which he performed without other DJs or opening acts. 

 

In 2004, he released his second artist album Just Be, which featured his first single "Traffic" which is the first non-vocal track to reach number one spot in the Dutch national charts for 23 years. On April 16, 2007, Tiësto released his third studio album Elements of Life, the album moved 73,000 units in its April release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. He played in Ibiza every Monday, from July 7 until September 22. On October 6, 2009, Tiësto released his fourth studio album Kaleidoscope, which featured artists such as Priscilla Ahn, Calvin Harris, Tegan & Sara and Nelly Furtado. Unlike his earlier albums, which were all mostly trance, Kaleidoscope explores other electronic genres, and is considered Tiesto's most experimental album.  On March 16, 2010, Tiësto released his greatest hits album called Magikal Journey: The Hits Collection 1998–2008, a two disc album focusing on his most famous songs and remixes of his songs.