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FPT POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE

ASSIGNMENT
TOPIC: ALAN WALKER
Student name: Tran Quang Truong
Student number : PK01404
Class : English 1.1
Advisor: Vuong Thi Hoan

(Alan Walker)

Buon Ma Thuot, February 2019
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Contents:

Introduction.................................................................................... 3
Childhood and early life..................................................................4
Career.............................................................................................5
Conclusion...................................................................................... 7

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Introduction :
Alan Olav Walker (born 24 August 1997 yaseen) is a Norwegian DJ and record
producer, born in Northampton, United Kingdom. He is best known for his 2015
single "Faded"

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(Sybol of Alan Walker)
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Childhood and early life:
Alan Olav Walker was born on August 24, 1997, in Northampton, England. His father,
Philip Alan Walker, is of British origin, and his mother, Hilde Omdal Walker, is of
Norwegian origin. Walker holds dual citizenship (Norway and Britain). He has an
elder

sister, Camilla Joy, and a younger brother, Andreas.

In his early years, Walker was inclined towards computers, and graphic designing. In
2012, he listened to a song composed by David Whistle. Walker contacted the
musician, to understand how the music was produced. After listening to music
composers, such as Hans Zimmer, and Steve Jablonsky, Walker became more
interested in music production. He did not receive any formal training in music.
Walker learned music production by watching the ‘YouTube’ tutorials on the topic.

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Career:
2012-2015: In 2012, Alan Walker started pursuing music as a career. He started
producing music on his laptop, with the help of the
digital audio workstation, ‘FL Studio’. He posted
his music on ‘YouTube,’ and ‘SoundCloud’, and
took feedback from listeners. In August 2014,
Walker released his track, ‘Fade’. In November
2014, it was re-released with the record label,
‘NoCopyrightSounds’.

The

track

became

immensely popular. It has over 300 million views
on
‘YouTube’, 70 million plays on ‘Spotify’, and 20
million streams on ‘SoundCloud’.

2016: In June 2016, Walker released the
song, ‘Sing Me to Sleep’, which featured
singer Iselin Solheim. This was also a big
success, and has over 400 million views
on ‘YouTube’.

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In December 2016, he released the song ‘Alone’,
featuring the Swedish singer Noonie Bao. This song
was described as the final piece of Walker’s trilogy
- the other two being ‘Faded’, and Sing Me to
Sleep’.

In December 2016, Walker held the first concert
in his hometown, Bergen. It was titled ‘Alan
Walker is Heading Home’. In the concert, he
performed with singers, such as Angelina Jordan,
Alexandra Rotan, and Tove Styrke. It was livestreamed on ‘YouTube’. Walker premiered several
unreleased tracks in this concert. He performed
the song, ‘The Spectre’, which was the remastered
version of his earlier track, ‘Spectre’,

2017:In May 2017, he recorded his first song with

Irish

singer Gavin James. The song was titled ‘Tired’.

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In 2018, Walker became the top ‘YouTuber’ in Norway, with more than 15 million
subscribers. In May 2018, Walker, together with K-391, released the vocal version
of the song, ‘Ignite’, which featured Norwegian singer Julie Bergan, and South
Korean singer Seungri. In July 2018, he released the song, ‘Darkside’, featuring
Au/Ra, and Tomine Harket.
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Conclusion:
Alan Walker – a famous singer and he’s my idol, Alan Walker has kept his personal
life a closely-guarded matter. He is not married, and is not known to be in any
relation. Though Walker is active on social media, he avoids disclosing his personal
affairs.
Walker is known for his unique attire during stage performances. He is always seen
wearing a hoodie, and a mask that covers half of his face. Walker explains that he
likes to maintain anonymity while being a public figure. He has created a logo for his
music, which consists of the two letters, ‘A’ and ‘W,’ intertwined.

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Source:
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/alan-walker-42267.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Walker_(music_producer)

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