Halsey has become an international alternative pop princess. She started out doing shows in bars and now she’s performing in stadiums. This Jersey girl has come along way since she was a teenager running around the streets of Brooklyn. She’s been an advocate for mental health as well as female health having her own struggles with endometriosis.
Halsey is all about sharing her life with her fans, even her extremely public break up with G-Eazy which just happened. She was quoted at one of her concerts saying “Don’t sleep with your ex” words to live by, spoken by a true feminist queen. Now let’s see how Halsey made her name in the entertainment industry and just how much money she managed to make along the way.
Halsey 2019 Net Worth: $5 Million
Early Life: 1994-2012
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane was born on Septemeber 29, 1994 in Edison, New Jersey. Ashley was the oldest of two younger brothers Sevian and Dante. Her father Chris of African American descent, while her mother Nicole is Italian and Hungarian. Growing up Ashley loved music, she played many instruments such as the violin, viola, and cello. When she was fourteen she learned how to play the acoustic guitar.
In 2012, Ashely graduated from Warren Hills High School in Washington, New Jersey. She was accepted to the Rhode Island School of Design but due to financial struggles was unable to attend. Frangipane decided community college was the only route for her, but eventually dropped out. This is when she began to look to music for answers. Ashely began posting videos on Youtube and Tumblr of her covering popular songs, such as “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift.
Before her rise to stardom, Ashely struggled with drug use and alcohol. She used these drugs as a tool to help her escape from her own mental struggles. Frangipane was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder around the age of seventeen. At this point, she had left home to live with friends.
She was still using music as her own form of therapy and so Halsey her stage name was born. Halsey created her signature moniker by using her real name as an anagram. She also spent a lot of time on Halsey Street in Brooklyn as a teenager, so the name held sentimental value.
Badlands to Hopeless Fountain Kingdom: 2014-Present
Halsey after living with friends and on the street much of her teenhood eventually went to live with her grandmother. This is where she really began to hone her music skill. The songwriter began to post her own personal poetry turned solemn breakup ballad on SoundCloud. Within hours of Halsey’s song being posted the popularity was remarkable. She was contacted by several record labels almost instantly.
The alternative princess eventually signed to Astralwerks Records, they were the label that was able to give her the most creative freedom. While Halsey’s debut album was in the works, she toured with the popular indie band The Kooks in 2014. Halsey released her debut extended play EP Room 93 on October 27th, 2014. The album began climbing the Billboard 200 charts. With her music career on the rise, Halsey toured with more bands such as Imagine Dragons as their opening at on the Smoke + Mirrors Tour in 2015.
The songstress became pregnant while on tour promoting her album shortly after that, suffering a miscarriage in July of 2015. She was devastated blaming the miscarriage on her hectic schedule and never getting a break. Halsey’s debut album Badlands was released on August 28, 2015. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 charts and sold over 97,000 copies in the first week.
In 2016 Halsey was featured on the song of the summer Closer, by the Chainsmokers Alex and Drew. The song became the most successful single of that year. Halsey and the DJ’s received numerous awards and nominations for the song, including a nomination for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group.
On June 2nd, 2017 Halsey released her sophomore album titled the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, inspired by a Romeo and Juliet type of relationship. Halsey wrote the very first female noun song titled “Strangers” she herself is bisexual and a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community. The alternative music vixen is currently touring right now. I can’t wait to hear what she comes out with next!
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