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Released 8 Years Ago: Alan Walker – Faded

In 2015, the electronic music scene witnessed the meteoric rise of British-Norwegian prodigy Alan Walker when he, at the tender age of 18, unleashed the chart-topping phenomenon ‘Faded’. Walker‘s journey into music began in 2012, drawing inspiration from EDM maestros like K-391 and Ahrix, as well as acclaimed film composer Hans Zimmer. Initially gaining traction with his instrumental track ‘Fade’, which amassed 65 million hits, Walker signed with Sony Music in 2015, propelling him to global stardom with the reworked version, ‘Faded’.

‘Faded’ swiftly ascended to the zenith of charts worldwide, securing the top spot in countries such as Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, and Norway. Alan Walker‘s distinctive sound, rooted in the genre of “drumstep,” a slowed-down variant of drum & bass, captivated audiences globally, marking the inception of a remarkable career.

Since his breakthrough, Alan Walker has evolved into one of the electronic music scene’s major superstars. Boasting over 50 billion combined audio and video streams, he has collaborated with a stellar lineup of artists, including Sia, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, A$AP Rocky, Ava Max, Kygo, Miley Cyrus, and Hans Zimmer. His performances on renowned stages like Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music Festival have solidified his status as a global sensation.

Beyond music, Alan Walker has expanded his creative universe with the Walker Excavations, a virtual museum and online game that invites fans to explore the immersive World of Walker. As he continues to push boundaries and redefine electronic music, Alan Walker remains a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

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