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 and landing 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. A true post-millennial child, Walker grew up surrounded by technology and became fascinated by computers. In 2012, inspired by EDM producers K-391 and Ahrix, whom he had discovered on YouTube, and film composers Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer, he started to create his own music on his laptop. Working in the genre or "drumstep," a child or slowed-down drum'n'bass, he eventually uploaded the instrumental track "Fade." The track was picked up and re-released via the No Copyright Sounds (NCS) YouTube channel and free label that promoted the two EDM artists. "Fade" was a huge success, 65 million hits, and was followed by two more equally cinematic songs, "Specter" and "Force." Walker signed to Sony Music in 2015 and released the first single for the label, " Faded, "reworked version of" Fade "featuring uncredited lead vocals by Oslo pop singer Iselin Solheim. Driven by Solheim's angelic, ethereal vocal, a melancholy yet catchy melody, as well as a dark, dystopian music video shot in several crumbling post-industrial locations in Estonia, the song topped the charts in Sweden platinum), Germany, France, Italy, his native Norway, and elsewhere around the world. He later released a stripped-back acoustic "restrung" version with all the EDM elements tasks out. Walker made his live debut at the X Games in Oslo in February 2016, followed by a series of high-profile festival appearances. In 2017 Walker dropped the single "Tired," which featured Irish singer / songwriter Gavin James, as well as "All Falls Down" with Noah Cyrus and Digital Farm Animals. This was followed by the single "Ignite" in collaboration with K-391 (featuring Julie Bergan and Seungri) in 2018, and his latest release "Darkside" (featuring Au / Ra and Tomine Harket) Today Alan Walker headlines some of the biggest festivals and shows worldwide and has more than 12 billion audio and video streams. In 2016 he debuted at # 55 on DJ MAG Top 100 list, climbing to # 17 in 2017. He was featured on the cover in May 018. His awards and nominations include Norwegian Grammy 2x, Best Breakthrough artist at IDMA and # 33 at Billboard Dance 100.