British-Norwegian EDM producer Alan Walker was a mere 18-year-old when his track "Faded" became a massive European hit, topping the charts in ten countries, entering the Top Five in six more.
Born August 24, 1997 in Northampton, England to a Norwegian mother and British father, Walker moved with his family to Bergen, Norway at the age of two. In 2012, inspired by EDM producers K-391
and Ahrix, and film composers Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer, he began creating his own music on his laptop. Working in the genre of "drumstep," a slowed-down drum'n'bass, he uploaded the instrumental track "Fade." The track was a huge success, garnering 65 million hits, followed by two equally cinematic songs, "Spectre" and "Force." In 2015 he signed to Sony Music and released the first single for the label, "Faded," a reworked version of "Fade" with lead vocals by Oslo pop singer Iselin Solheim. Driven by Solheim's angelic vocal, and a melancholy yet catchy melody, it topped the charts in Sweden (nine-times platinum), Germany, France, Italy, Norway, and around the world. He made his live debut at the X Games in Oslo in 2016, followed by a series of high-profile festival appearances. In 2017 he dropped the single "Tired," featuring Irish singer/songwriter Gavin James, and “All Falls Down” with Noah Cyrus and Digital Farm Animals. The single "Ignite" in collab with K-391 (feat. Julie Bergan
and Seungri) followed in 2018, and his latest release "Darkside” (feat. Au/Ra and Tomine Harket