Halsey

Ashley

This is Biography of Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (September 29, 1994) Born in New Jersey, USA. American singer and composer, considered one of the most extraordinary artists of recent years. Frangipane is known by her stage name Halsey, which is an anagram of her first name Ashley made a name for herself in the pop music scene in early 2010, when she became a trend thanks to her covers and parody of Taylor Swift’s song I Knew You Were Trouble. She later released her debut EP Room 93 (2014), featuring the hits Ghost, Hurricane and Trouble; in the following years, the artist established herself as a strong figure on the scene with songs like Colors, New Americana, Castle, Now or Never, Bad at Love and Closer. The artist has distinguished herself for her support for the LG-B-I-Q-I-A community and feminism, participating in several marches for gender equality and respect for human rights composition, an area in which she has taken a deep interest, becoming the means to express her sadness and happiness.

At the age of eighteen, while carrying out his studies, he began to face serious economic problems, for this reason he began to work, performing in various cities with various artistic names. It was then that he chose his artistic name, Halsey, because it was an anagram of his first name. During these years he uploaded the covers of the songs on YouTube, with his name through which he gained popularity, then created his account on SoundCloud, where he uploaded his compositions, which were well received by the public, after making himself known on YouTube and SoundCloud, he attracted the attention of the label Astralwerks with whom he signed a contract shortly afterwards. Under this label he released the first EP Room 93 (2014) on October 27th, which includes Is There Somewhere, Ghost, Hurricane, Empty Gold and Trouble, and also includes four special videos. After its release, the EP became increasingly popular and ranked 159th on the Billboard 200. Later, Halsey joined The Kooks’ tour as the opening act.

El 2015 the singer jumped to the forefront and became one of the most talked about artists online after appearing at South by Southwest, an event about film, interactive media and music, of which the singer was a part. In the same year he embarked on his first musical tour called The American Youth Tour, which took place between March and April, this was attended by the band Rising Sons and singer Olivver The Kid Olivver as guests, from mid-year Halsey, was chosen to open the Smoke & Mirrors Tour of Imagine Dragons, in his presentation he performed some songs from the EP and other unreleased songs such as Colors, Control, Castle, Haunting and Roman Holiday, which would be included on the singer’s next album, released the single Hold Me Down through its YouTube channel at the beginning of June, which was included on the album Badlands (2015), a conceptual album inspired by a dystopian company called The Badlands, in which its inhabitants are held prisoner; the artist recalled that this setting was a reflection of his state of mind, since on several occasions he wanted to escape from reality and frustration related to his condition as a bipolar person, a disease that he talked about in several interviews and that inspired some of his songs. The Bandlands included hit songs like New Americana, Colors, Control and Castle, during 2016 he released the EP Complementary Colors (2016), which consisted of five remixes of Colors, followed by the release of the single Tokyo Narita; by the end of the year he collaborated with the American DJ duo The Chainsmokers in Closer.

This song has become a trend that has quickly positioned itself in the top musical circles of the United States; after the success of the song came the Closer Remixes with R3hab, Shaun Frank, among others. In mid 2017 he released Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017), an album that consisted of seventeen songs among these various collaborations such as Strangers with Lauren Jauregui, Hopeless with Cashmere Cat, Alone with Big Sean and Stefflon Don and Lie with Quavo; of this stand out the songs Now or Never, Eyes Closed, Bad at Love, Sorry and Alone; shortly after being released the album was placed on the Billboard 200. This was chosen as one of the 50 best albums of the year by Billboard and Rolling Stone.

The following year, as an established artist, Halsey participated in the Women’s March, a women’s rights march in which various celebrities and feminist figures participated. At the march, the singer gave the speech Story like mine, in which she talked about psychological abuse, harassment and other situations that marked her life, experiences that many women share; the video of the speech became a trend. In the same year she started a collaboration with Benny Blanco, Eastside, and later released the single Without Me. During 2019 she released the remix of Without Me with Juice WRLD.

Discography

2015 – Badlands
2017 – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
2020 – Manic

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