Halsey (singer)

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Ashley Nicolette Frangipane

(1994-09-29) September 29, 1994 (age 29)
EducationWarren Hills Regional High School
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active2012–present
AwardsFull list
Musical career

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (/ˌfrænɪˈpɑːni/ FRAN-jih-PAH-nee;[2] born September 29, 1994), known by her professional name Halsey (/ˈhɔːlzi/ HAWL-zee),[3] is an American singer.

Early life[change | change source]

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane was born in Edison, New Jersey. Her mother is of Italian and Hungarian descent, while her father is mostly African American with some distant Irish ancestry. She has two younger brothers.

Career[change | change source]

Halsey was signed by Astralwerks in 2014. She released her first EP, Room 93, later that year. In 2015, she released her album Badlands, which went to number two on the Billboard 200 chart. She released Hopeless Fountain Kingdom in 2017, which reached number one.[4]

Halsey was featured on the Chainsmokers' 2016 single "Closer", which entered at the top of the charts in several countries worldwide.[5] She released "Without Me" in October 2018[6] as the lead single from her studio album, Manic (2020). "Without Me" became her second US number one hit after "Closer".[7] Manic went to number two in the US.

In December 2020, she revealed the use of she/they pronouns in her Instagram bio.[8] She released a makeup line, About-Face, in January 2021.[9]

After 10 years experience in UMG, she departed the music business group and signed with Sony Music's Columbia Records on June 14, 2023.

Artistry[change | change source]

Halsey is a soprano with three-octave vocal range. Her voice is often described as “smoky” or “husky.” This is typically a quality found in lower-pitched voices. Additionally, her vocal range spans from about F3 to C5. This is also indicative of a contralto range. However, this worth noting that her voice has a lot of versatility. She is able to sing both lower and higher pitched notes with relative ease.

Personal life[change | change source]

Halsey is bisexual.[10]

She has a son, Ender Ridley Aydin (born July 14, 2021) with her former boyfriend Alev Aydin, a Turkish-American filmmaker.[11][12] The two separated at some point. Halsey requested custody of their son so she could take him on tour but also wanted Aydin to have joint custody and visitation.[13]

She was previously dated rapper G-Eazy.

References[change | change source]

  1. Monger, Timothy. "Halsey Bio". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  2. "Halsey Tells Us How To Pronounce Her Last Name & Singing w/ Katy Perry. Part 1" at YouTube
  3. "Kids Interview Bands – Halsey". Youtube. October 13, 2014.
  4. "Halsey Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  5. "Closer by The Chainsmokers and Halsey - Music Charts". acharts.co. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  6. Halsey - Without Me (Official Audio), retrieved August 9, 2021
  7. "Without Me by Halsey - Music Charts". acharts.co. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  8. Nast, Condé (March 15, 2021). "Halsey Thanks Fans For Support After Announcing Pronouns Are "She/They"". them. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  9. Nast, Condé (January 4, 2021). "Halsey Is the Latest Celeb to Launch a Beauty Brand". Allure. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  10. "Halsey Defends Bisexuals After Claims She's Not in LGBTQ Community". Advocate. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  11. Bowenbank, Starr (July 19, 2021). "Everything You Need to Know About Alev Aydin, Halsey's Boyfriend (and the Father of Their Child!)". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  12. "Pregnant Halsey's Boyfriend Alev Aydin: 5 Things to Know". Us Weekly. January 27, 2021. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  13. "Halsey splits from partner Alev Aydin, files for physical custody of son". Today. Retrieved September 18, 2023.