Eduard Marian Ilie (Romanian pronunciation: ; born 29 June 1986), better known by his stage name Edward Maya, is a Romanian DJ, musician, record producer, performer and singer-songwriter, most famous for his 2009 smash hit single "Stereo Love".
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"
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. 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. "Stereo Love" has received over 414 million YouTube views as of March 2020.