Halsey is an American singer-songwriter. She achieved international success after the release of her debut album, Badlands, in August 2015, even if she is already known online thanks to her blog on Tumblr, where she subsequently starts posting covers.
Gets considerable attention after the publication of Closer, a collaboration with the Chainsmokers. In 2017 she released the album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, preceded by the release of the single Now Or Never, which becomes her first entry in the Top 20 in the Billboard Top 100 ranking as the main artist.
Halsey was born September 29, 1994 and her real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane.
Halsey was born in Clark, New Jersey. Her family is composed of an African-American father with Irish origins, Chris, an Italian-American mother with Hungarian origins, Nicole, and two younger brothers, Sevian ( born in 1999) and Dante (born in 2006).
The father runs a car dealership, the mother works for security in a hospital. Growing up, she learns to play violin, viola and cello; at 14 she starts playing the acoustic guitar. She said that the first song she learned to play on guitar was Taylor Swift‘s “Fifteen”.
Around the age of 16/17 she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She is admitted to a psychiatric clinic for trying to kill herself.
Ashley admitted to having used recreational drugs around the age of 17, saying she was an “unconventional girl“. During this time, she began dating a heroin-addicted man. She enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design, to specialize in fine arts, but after realizing that he can not afford it, she leaves college and is kicked out of her parents’ house for this reason.
Ashley starts living in a basement with numerous friends, whom she met with her boyfriend at the time. In describing this period of his life, Halsey said: “I remember once I had $ 9 on my bank account and I bought a Red Bull package and used it to stay up at night during two or three hours. days, because not sleeping was less dangerous than sleeping somewhere random and maybe being kidnapped. ” Ashley also lives with her grandmother for some time.
She plays numerous acoustic shows in different cities with different names of art. Halsey definitely chooses her name because it is the anagram of her real name, as well as that of a street in Brooklyn where she spent a lot of time as a teenager.
Halsey is an electropop and synth-pop artist. Halsey identifies herself as tri-bi: biracial, bipolar, bisexual, but distances herself from the appellative, saying she does not like the term.