Alan Walker – DJ and producer from Norway, plays electro house and deep house
Alan Olav Walker was born in the UK on 24 August 1997. His mother is from Norway and his father is British. When Walker was 24 months old, his family moved from England to Norway. When he was young, Walker wanted to become a computer programmer. No one expected that his love for computers would turn into a breathtaking music career.
In 2012, Alan taught himself how to make music using YouTube videos. He created songs on his laptop and uploaded them to YouTube and SoundCloud. Walker managed to find many fans, who saw his videos thanks to the efforts of his friends and family.
In 2014, Alan recorded his first single “Fade”. It quickly became popular on the internet. Shortly after, it was re-released by NoCopyrightSounds. It appeared on YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Currently, the video has over 300 million views on YouTube. Thanks to the popularity of the song, Walker signed a contract with Sony Music Sweden.
In 2015, Alan recorded his first official single, the name of which was similar to his debut work. “Faded” turned out to be extremely popular. It topped Norwegian, French, Italian, German, and Swedish charts. The single climbed to the 7th spot of UK Singles Chart and the 80th position on Billboard 200. The track was highly commercially successful. Eventually, it earned 11 platinum certifications in Norway and 13 in Sweden. Germany’s BVMI granted the song a diamond status.