Eduard Marian Ilie (29 June 1986, Bucharest, Romania), also known as Edward Maya, is a producer, performer, composer ,musician and dj from Romania. He graduated from George Enescu Music High School in Bucharest and is currently a final year student at the Bucharest Conservatory.
At 19 years of age he composed a song with Eduard Carcota for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, which went to fourth place in the competition (Mihai Traistariu – Tornero). This breakthrough was followed by a busy period for the artist, who worked on different contracts with Romanian artists abroad (Akcent, etc).
In the summer of 2009, Maya launched his first song as an artist, “Stereo Love”, topping number 2 in the Romanian singles charts. Later that year, “Stereo Love”, became a hit in clubbing places all over the world. This success was followed by concerts worldwide, with the song reaching the pop charts in the Netherlands, and Belgium, “Stereo Love” received over 34 million YouTube views in approximately 8 months. His new hit “This is My Life”