Alan Walker

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Alan Olav Walker
Alan Walker in 2016
Alan Walker in 2016
Background information
Born (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 (age 24)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

Alan Walker (born 24 August 1997[1]) is a British-Norwegian music producer. He is best known for his song "Faded." The song got good ratings worldwide and became a platinum single in 14 countries. The magazine DJ Mag said Walker was 27th on their Top 100 DJs list of 2019.[2][3][4][5]

In 2018, he released his music album Different Worlds.[6]

Career[change | change source]

2012-2016 - Career beginnings[change | change source]

In 2012, Walker started making music with his laptop and posting it to YouTube and SoundCloud.[7] In 2014, he released Fade which has more than 400 million views on YouTube.[8] He then released Faded, which was a vocal version of Fade in 2015 with singer Iselin Solheim. Faded has more than 3 billion views on YouTube[9] and 1.5 billion on Spotify. He then released the following songs thereafter:

2017-Present[change | change source]

In 2017, Walker's channel became the most subscribed YouTube channel in Norway. The same year he released the song "Ignite" together with Norwegian music producer K-391. He then released "Tired" with Gavin James. On 9 June 2017, he released "Sky" featuring Dane Alex Skrindo. He then released other songs such as "Spectre", "All Falls Down" with Noah Cyrus and Digital Farm Animals, "Ignite", "Darkside" with Au/RA and Tomine Harley, and "Diamond Heart" with Sophia Somajo.

In 2019, he released "Are you Lonely" with Steve Aoki, "On My Way" with Sabrina Carpenter and Farruko, "Live Fast" with ASAP Rocky, Play, Ghost, Avem and Alone pt 2. He then released "End of Time" featuring Ahrix and K-391, "Heading Home" featuring Ruben, and a remix of "Time" by Hans Zimmer from the movie Inception.

Awards and recognition[change | change source]

In 2018, Walker won 'The Best Breakthrough Artist' in International Dance Music Awards (IDMA).[10]

In 2019, MTV awarded him The Best Norwegian Act. [11]

Personal life[change | change source]

Walker has an older sister Cammila and a younger brother Andreas.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. Litleskare, Tord (8 December 2017). "Feirer bursdagen i hjembyen med massivt show". (in Norwegian). GAFFA. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. "Feirer bursdagen i hjembyen med massivt show". (in Norwegian). 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  3. "Alan Walker talks fame, gaming and music-making". DJ Mag. 2018-03-11. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  4. DJ Mag staff; Guttridge-Hewitt, Martin (2018-10-11). "Alan Walker". DJ Mag.
  5. Hansen, Karianne. "Slik var NRJ Music Awards Norge". (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  6. "Different World". Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  7. "EXCLUSIVE: Interview with 'Faded' hit maker Alan Walker". CelebMix. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  8. "Youtube".
  9. Staff, PopCrush. "Best Songs We Heard This Week: Jeremih, The 1975, Alan Walker + More". PopCrush. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  10. "International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) presents 2018 winners". We Rave You. 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  11. "| Vinnere |". Retrieved 2020-06-28.[permanent dead link]
  12. Rolfsnes, May-Helen (2016-11-09). "Alan Walker droppar maska". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-06-26.

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