After “Faded” came out, Walker woke up famous. Even though he almost finished high school, the young man dropped out without getting a diploma. He decided to focus on the music career. The music video for “Faded” collected more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube, which made it one of the most popular videos there.
At the beginning of 2016, Alan, who was just 18 years old at the time, performed on stage. He presented over 15 songs, including “Faded”, at Winter XGames in Oslo. The live performance was highly successful. The same year, Walker released another single “Sing Me To Sleep”. Even though it wasn’t as dizzyingly popular as the first track, the song conquered the Norwegian chart and climbed to the 9th spot on the Swedish Singles Chart. The track earned six platinum certifications in Norway and three in Germany.
At the end of the year, Walker recorded his next hit, “Alone”. The song topped the Norwegian chart and came in second in Sweden. Again, Alan’s song earned a variety of platinum certifications in different countries.
Between the recording sessions, Walker was giving concerts. He didn’t just travel around Europe performing live, he worked with such popular artists as Justin Bieber.
In 2017, Walker recorded three hits, “The Spectre”, “Tired” and “All Falls Down”. The latter topped the national chart and reached the 4th place in Germany. The single climbed to the 87th spot on UK Singles Chart. The music video for the song collected more than a million views on YouTube. In December, in Japan, Walker released a hit collection, Alan Walker Hits. Half a year later, Japanese fans welcomed his new EP, Faded Japan.
In 2018, Walker went on a new tour, World of Walker Tour: Part I. He participates in many music-related events, gives many concerts, and works on new songs.