American singer and songwriter, born 29 September 1994 in Washington, New Jersey, USA.
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (IPA: FRAN-jih-PAH-nee; born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey ( HAWL-zee), is an American singer and songwriter. Noted for her distinctive singing voice, she has received several awards including three Billboard Music Awards, a Billboard Women in Music Award, an American Music Award and nominations for three Grammy Awards. She was included on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.Halsey was born and raised in New Jersey. Gaining attention from self-released music on social media platforms, she signed to Astralwerks in 2014 to release her debut extended play (EP), Room 93 in October of that year. She released her debut studio album, Badlands in 2015. The album was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as were its songs "Colors", "Gasoline", and "New Americana", the latter of which became her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100—at number 60. In 2016, Halsey co-performed with The Chainsmokers on their single "Closer", which topped the charts in the US and ten countries, also receiving 14× platinum certification by the RIAA. Her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017) embodied a more "radio-friendly" sound than her previous efforts; its singles "Now or Never" and "Bad at Love", both reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100—with the latter peaking in the top five. In 2018, she released the single "Eastside" (with Benny Blanco and Khalid), which reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Later that year, she was moved to Capitol Records. Halsey's third studio album, Manic (2020), became her best selling album worldwide. Its lead single, "Without Me" peaked the Billboard Hot 100, attained diamond certification by the RIAA, and remains her most successful recording as a lead artist. Her fourth studio album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (2021), moved away from her previous sound in favor of a darker industrial sound; described by Halsey as "the album [she] always wanted to make", it was produced by Nine Inch Nails members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and received generally positive reception. In 2023, Halsey left Capitol, following a controversy surrounding the release of the non-album single "So Good" the previous year.In 2020, Billboard reported that Halsey has sold over 1 million albums and received over 6 billion streams in the United States. Aside from music, she has been involved in suicide prevention awareness, sexual assault victim advocacy, and racial justice protests.
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