Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (; born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey (), is an American singer and songwriter. After gaining attention from self-released music on social media platforms, she was signed by Astralwerks in 2014. She then released her debut EP, Room 93, in October 2014, and toured with larger acts to promote it.
Halsey's debut studio album, Badlands, was released in 2015. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Badlands released three new singles, all of which were certified platinum and achieved minor commercial success; it also produced a rereleased single, which was certified gold. To promote the album, Halsey embarked on her debut headlining world tour. In 2017, Halsey released her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album consisted of more "radio friendly" music than her prior releases; it produced the singles "Now or Never" and "Bad at Love", which peaked at number 17 and number five respectively on the US Billboard Hot 100. RIAA additionally certified both of the songs multi-platinum. In 2018, Halsey released a single titled "Without Me", which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and also reached the top five of fifteen other countries.
Outside of her solo music, Halsey's collaborations for "Closer" and "Eastside" peaked in the top ten of the Billboard hot 100, with the former creating large success; it topped charts in twenty countries, sold more than 15 million units worldwide, received a Grammy nomination, and broke several streaming records.
Halsey is noted for her distinctive singing voice. Her music focuses on her personal experiences and telling a story. Her awards and nominations include four Billboard Music Awards, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, one GLAAD Media Award, one Global Award, and a Grammy Award nomination. Outside of her career, she has been involved in suicide prevention awareness and sexual assault victim advocacy.