Different World (Alan Walker album)

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Different World
Alan Walker – Different World.png
Studio album by
Released14 December 2018
Recorded2015–2018
Genre
Length42:54
Label
Producer
Alan Walker chronology
Faded Japan EP
(2018)
Different World
(2018)
Singles from Different World
  1. "Faded"
    Released: 3 December 2015
  2. "Sing Me to Sleep"
    Released: 2 June 2016
  3. "Alone"
    Released: 2 December 2016
  4. "All Falls Down"
    Released: 27 October 2017
  5. "Darkside"
    Released: 27 July 2018
  6. "Diamond Heart"
    Released: 28 September 2018
  7. "Different World"
    Released: 30 November 2018

Different World[1] is the debut studio album by Norwegian record producer Alan Walker. It was released on 14 December 2018 through MER Musikk and Sony Music Entertainment and includes his successful 2015 single "Faded".[2] The album also succeeds a trilogy of releases leading up to the album, entitled World of Walker, which consisted of the singles "All Falls Down", "Darkside" and "Diamond Heart".

Background[edit]

Featuring artists such as Steve Aoki, Noah Cyrus, and Digital Farm Animals, the album is noted for its mixture of "recognizable releases" such as "Faded" with "new material" such as "Lost Control".[3] Walker said of the album "It's an incredible feeling to be able to release my debut album, Different World. These last years were absolutely surreal, and I certainly never imagined it would get to that point when I started. very different for me.It's something I've worked on for some time, and I'm super excited to finally share with the world and hear the reaction of my fans!"[4] A campaign for the album was launched, titled "#CreateADifferentWorld". It is to raise awareness regarding the theme of climate change.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Dancing Astronaut wrote that the album "extends the fullest portrait of his distinctive sound" and described it as "a tightly threaded collection of songs, which articulates Walker’s sonic artistry."[6] Billboard described it as "turning bleating synth melodies into sing-alongs, melts warm Caribbean rhythms with hardstyle booms, and electrifies the dance floor as much as it aims for radio readiness."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

According to Billboard's Mid year report album has moved 93,000 equivalent album sales in United States and "Faded" has amassed 192,396,000 streams.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"
  • Alan Walker
  • Markus Arnbekk
  • Emelie Hollow
  • James Eriksen
  • Anna-Marie Kimber
  • Walker
  • Arnbekk
  • James Njie
1:16
2."Lost Control" (with Sorana)
3:42
3."I Don't Wanna Go" (with Julie Bergan)
  • Walker
  • Rosness
  • STATE[c]
2:41
4."Lily" (with K-391 and Emelie Hollow)
  • Walker
  • K-391
  • Rosness
  • Arnbekk
  • Big Fred
3:15
5."Lonely" (with Steve Aoki featuring Isák and Omar Noir)
  • Walker
  • Aoki
  • Olsen
  • Eriksen
  • Borgen
  • Omar Noir Faal
  • Sauvik
  • Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen
  • Walker
  • Aoki
  • Njie
  • Big Fred
3:36
6."Do It All for You" (with Trevor Guthrie)
  • Walker
  • Arnbekk
  • Mood Melodies
  • Rosness[a]
  • STATE[a]
2:54
7."Different World" (with K-391 and Sofia Carson featuring Corsak)
  • Walker
  • Olsen
  • Eriksen
  • Arnbekk
  • G. Pettersen
  • Nilsen
  • Mengzhou Hu
  • Sara Hjellstrom
  • Bertelsen
3:22
8."Interlude"
  • Walker
  • Arnbekk
  • Borgen
  • Walker
  • Arnbekk
  • Borgen
1:19
9."Sing Me to Sleep"
  • Walker
  • Borgen
  • Mood Melodies
3:07
10."All Falls Down" (with Noah Cyrus and Digital Farm Animals featuring Juliander)3:18
11."Darkside" (with Au/Ra and Tomine Harket)
  • Walker
  • Mood Melodies
  • Olsen
  • Mere Music
3:31
12."Alone"
  • Walker
  • Borgen
  • Mood Melodies
  • Greve
  • Olsen[a]
2:40
13."Diamond Heart" (with Sophia Somajo)
  • Walker
  • Troelsen
  • Haugen
  • Normann
  • Frøen
  • G. Pettersen
  • Yann Bargain
  • Victor Verpillat
  • Olsen
  • Sophia Somajo
  • Walker
  • Mood Melodies
  • Bargain
  • Verpillat
  • Njie[a]
  • Greve[a]
  • Big Fred[a]
  • STATE[a]
4:00
14."Faded (Interlude)"
  • Walker
  • Hu
  • G. Pettersen
  • Rosness
  • Frøen
  • Borgen
  • Eriksen
  • Walker
  • Rosness
  • Corsak
  • Njie
  • Borgen[a]
  • Mood Melodies[a]
0:41
15."Faded"
  • Walker
  • Borgen
  • Frøen
  • G, Pettersen
  • Walker
  • Borgen
  • Mood Melodies
3:32
Total length:43:02

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[c] signifies a vocal producer
  • "Intro" features background vocals from Emelie Hollow and Anna-Marie Kimber.
  • "Sing Me to Sleep" features uncredited vocals from Iselin Solheim.
  • "Alone" features uncredited vocals from Noonie Bao.
  • "Faded" features uncredited vocals from Iselin Solheim.
  • "The Spectre" features uncredited vocals from Jesper Borgen.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[27] Platinum 80,000double-dagger
Norway (IFPI Norway)[28] 3× Platinum 60,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[29] 3× Platinum 60,000*
United States (RIAA)[30] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Walker (16 November 2018). "Alan Walker: Different World (Trailer)". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Different World by Alan Walker" – via music.apple.com.
  3. ^ Powell, Karlie (15 December 2018). "Alan Walker Releases Debut Album 'Different World' Including His Most Iconic Tracks [LISTEN]". Your EDM. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  4. ^ OFuxico. "Alan Walker lança álbum de estreia 'Different World'". Ofuxico (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Alan Walker esce con il suo album di debutto 'Different World'". Billboard Italia (in Italian). 14 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Alan Walker releases debut album, 'Different World'". Dancing Astronaut. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Alan Walker Breaks Down Debut Album 'Different World': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  8. ^ Caulfield, Keith (7 July 2019). "Marshmello Dominates Nielsen Music's Mid-Year 2019 Dance/Electronic Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
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  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Alan Walker – Different World" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
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  17. ^ "Mūzikas patēriņa topa 51.nedēļa" (in Latvian). LAIPA. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
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  19. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Alan Walker – Different World". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Alan Walker – Different World". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  22. ^ "Alan Walker Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Alan Walker Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  24. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 2019". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Årslista Album, 2019". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  26. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2019". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  27. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Alan Walker – Different World". Music Canada. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  28. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Alan Walker – Different World" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  29. ^ "Polish album certifications – Alan Walker – Different World" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  30. ^ "American album certifications – Alan Walker – Different World". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 8 January 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.