Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (; born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey (), is an American singer and songwriter. Her initial recognition came from self-released music posted on social media platforms, and she was signed by Astralwerks in 2014. Later that year, she released her debut EP, Room 93, and toured with larger acts to promote it, as well as her debut studio album. Her debut studio album, Badlands (2015), debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Halsey also embarked on her debut headlining world tour in support of the album. Four singles were released from Badlands, all of which were certified Platinum in the US.
Halsey rose to stronger prominence in 2016 as a featured vocalist on The Chainsmokers' single "Closer". The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for twelve consecutive weeks and was certified Diamond in the country. Her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017), debuted at number one in the US, and similar to her debut album, was certified Platinum in the country. The album consisted of more "radio friendly" music than her previous releases; its singles "Now or Never" and "Bad at Love" peaked in the top twenty of the US, with the latter peaking in the top five.
In 2018, Halsey and Khalid were featured on Benny Blanco's debut single, "Eastside", which peaked in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts of five other countries. Later that year, she released a single titled "Without Me", which peaked at number one in the US, and charted in the top three of several other countries, including the UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2019, she released a single titled "Nightmare", which charted in the top fifteen of the US.
Halsey is noted for her distinctive singing voice. Her music is categorized as indie pop ballads, usually based on her personal experiences. Her awards and nominations include four Billboard Music Awards, four iHeartRadio Music Awards, one GLAAD Media Award, one Global Award, a Guinness World Record, and a Grammy Award nomination. Outside of her career, she has been involved in suicide prevention awareness and sexual assault victim advocacy.