WETAYA SONG OF THE DAY: Alan Walker – Faded

“Faded” is a hit song by Norwegian record producer and DJ Alan Walker. Incorporating vocals provided by Norwegian singer Iselin Solheim, the single was originally set to be released on 25 November 2015, but was delayed to 3 December 2015. The song was highly successful, peaking in the top 10 in most of the countries it charted in, and reached the top spot in more than 10 countries. It is currently the 19th most viewed video on YouTube, with over 2.7 billion views, 19 million likes and five-hundred thousand dislikes as of April 2, 2020 as well as being the 29th most streamed song on Spotify, with over 1 billion streams as of February 2020.

Walker debuted a live performance of “Faded” with Solheim and string support on 27 February 2016 at X Games Oslo 2016. The performance was aired live on Norwegian television.

“Faded” became a worldwide commercial success upon its release, topping Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish singles charts, as well as entering the top 3 in the Danish singles chart. The song peaked at number one in more than ten countries and in the top 5 in more than 25 countries.

It also charted in various countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also reached number one on the Shazam Worldwide Top 100 Popular Songs in February 2016, and by March 2016, had become the world’s most Shazamed song. Its music video on YouTube reached 1 billion views on 26 March 2017, and has received over 2.7 billion views to date, making it the 19th most viewed YouTube video. It is also the 4th most liked YouTube video with over 19 million likes.

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