Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter.
She first began building a following in 2014 by posting her self-released music on social media. This led, in that same year, to her first record label and debut EP, Room 93 (2014).
Halsey's debut studio album, Badlands (2015), was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA along with two of its singles, "Colors" and “Gasoline”.
Her second album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017), included "Strangers", a duet with Lauren Jauregui about two women and their relationship. The song does not simply imply same-sex lust or hint at it, but clearly uses female pronouns over and over again, making it clear that this is a love song about two women.
Her 2018 single, “Without Me” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list and remained there for five weeks in several countries. Halsey began collaborating with several big-name artists including the Korean boy band BTS, with "Boy with Luv" breaking YouTube records in its first 24 hours.
She has also released albums Manic (2020) and If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (2021), in addition to a poetry collection, I Would Leave Me If I Could (2020) which became a New York Times Bestseller.
Halsey is openly bi. She talked about her bisexuality in her video for the 2018 GLAAD awards.