Ashley Nicolette Frangipane known professionally as Halsey is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Her stage name is a reference to the Halsey Street station of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn and an anagram of her first name.
Gaining attention from self-released music on social media platforms, Halsey was signed by Astralwerks in 2014.
She toured with acts such as The Kooks and Imagine Dragons to promote her debut extended play, Room 93 (2014).
Her debut studio album, Badlands (2015), was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Four singles were released from the album, all of which achieved minor commercial success.
Without Me – M/V
Halsey is largely noted for her unique singing voice. She is an electropop and synth-pop artist.
The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica noted,
“Halsey arrived as part of a slew of female pop rebels who emerged in the wake of Lorde’s early-2010s recalibration of the genre’s operating hierarchies.”