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 was signed by Astralwerks in 2014 and released her debut EP, Room 93, later that year.
Halsey’s debut studio album, Badlands (2015), was certified Platinum by the RIAA, along with four of its singles. In 2016, she rose to stronger prominence as a featured vocalist on The Chainsmokers’ single “Closer”, which topped the charts of over fifteen countries and was later certified Diamond in the US. Her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017), consisted of more “radio-friendly” music than her previous releases. It topped the Billboard 200 and featured two US top-20 singles: “Now or Never” and “Bad at Love”. Halsey’s upcoming third studio album, Manic, is expected to be released in 2020. It’s lead single, “Without Me”, became her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist.