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Alan Walker Continues to Rule Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists Chart With 'Sing Me to Sleep'

Alan Walker
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Alan Walker

“Sing Me to Sleep” holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart for an eighth week, thanks in part to new Marshmello remix.

Alan Walker, an 18-year-old British-Norwegian EDM producer, continues his reign at the top of the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists weekly chart (dated Aug. 20) with “Sing Me to Sleep,” on the strength of a new remix of the song by Hot 100 Fest performer Marshmello. The song’s staying power has been immense, remaining at the top spot for its second straight week and eighth overall -- extending its record for the longest run at No. 1 in the two-year history of the chart.

After debuting at No. 1 on the chart dated June 18 and retaining that spot for six weeks, the song spent two weeks at No. 2 before returning to the top spot the previous week (Aug. 13).

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Additionally, the song peaked at No. 18 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated July 2) and at No. 10 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart (dated June 25). Another single, “Faded,” topped the EDM charts in multiple European countries, and reached No. 7 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs earlier this summer while becoming Walker’s first Hot 100 entry, debuting at No. 91 on the April 30-dated chart and peaking at No. 80 (chart dated June 11).

As perhaps a sort-of victory lap, Walker released the music video for “Sing Me to Sleep (Marshmello Remix)” on Aug. 8.

Walker, who began producing music at age 14, signed with Sony Music last year.