Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. Gaining attention from self-released music on social media platforms, she[a] was signed by Astralwerks in 2014 and released her debut EP, Room 93, later that year.
Halsey released her debut studio album, Badlands, in 2015. It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA, as were two of its tracks: “Colors” and “Gasoline”. In 2016, Halsey was featured on the Chainsmokers’ single “Closer”, which topped the charts in over ten countries. Her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017), consisted of more “radio-friendly” music than her previous releases; its singles “Now or Never” and “Bad at Love” reached the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100, with the former peaking in the top five. Halsey’s third studio album, Manic (2020), became her best selling album worldwide, while its lead single, “Without Me”, became her most successful single as a lead artist. A fourth studio album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, is scheduled for release on August 27, 2021