Halsey belongs to the class of musicians who relied on the power of the internet to kick-start their career. The American singer/songwriter first gained fame in 2014, thanks to a viral single that she dropped on SoundCloud. Since then, she has released multiple platinum-albums and won several awards. She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including the likes of Justin Bieber and Khalid. Find out more about the singer here, including her sexuality.
Halsey’s Bio (Age and Ethnicity)
Halsey (real name – Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) was born on the 29th of September 1994 in the town of Edison, New Jersey. Her stage name is an anagram (rearrangement) of her first name, Ashley. It is also a tribute to a Halsey street in Brooklyn where she first started penning lyrics. The singer grew up in New Jersey and endured a tough childhood. She suffered from bullying in high school and even attempted to take her own life. Additionally, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and dabbled into drug use. Despite all these, the singer managed to complete her high school education and obtained her diploma in 2012. With regards to her ethnicity, Halsey has a mixed ethnicity comprising of Caucasian (on her maternal side) and African-American ancestry (on her father’s side). The singer can easily pass for a white lady but she, however, identifies as black.
Halsey first fell in love with music as a child and subsequently mastered several instruments at an early age. Upon graduating from high school, she initially pursued a college degree but had to drop out when she couldn’t pay her fees. The young lady thereafter started writing and posting songs online and soon gained a good following for her music. All of Halsey’s hard work finally paid off in 2014 when she dropped the single, Ghost, on SoundCloud. The song achieved instantaneous viral success and fetched her a record deal with Astralwerks. Halsey dropped her debut album, Badlands, in August 2015. The album featured singles such as Ghost, New Americana, Colors and Castle; and reached number two on Billboard Top 200.
It would also go on to sell more than a million copies and was certified platinum. Following this impressive debut, the New Jersey native has not rested on her oars. She has dropped a second album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which topped the Billboard Top 200 chart and has been certified platinum. She has also collaborated with other renowned artists. One of her biggest collabos was the 2016 monster hit Closer; a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. The song topped the charts in at least 13 countries, including the U.S. and the U.K. It also got over 2 billion views on YouTube and is one of the most streamed songs on Spotify.
Is Halsey Dating, Who Is Her Boyfriend?
The Ghost singer is in a relationship with English musician, Yungblud, whom she started dating in 2019. Yungblud is an alternative rock artist who specializes in socially-conscious music. He has several singles, as well as an album, to his credit. Prior to her relationship with Yungblud, Halsey was in two other well-publicized relationships. She first dated Norwegian musician and record producer, Lido, in 2015. Their subsequent breakup in 2016 reportedly inspired her second studio album. The singer also dated American rapper, G-Eazy, from 2017 to 2018. Their relationship was a turbulent one as they broke up and made up several times before finally calling it quits in September 2018.
Halsey hails from a family of five. Her father’s name is Chris Frangipane while her mother’s name is Nicole. She has two brothers named Sevian and Dante. The singer has disclosed that her mom got pregnant with her when her parents were still in college. The unplanned pregnancy forced them to drop out of school and start a family. These circumstances contributed to the tough times that the family went through at the onset.
Is Halsey Gay?
Halsey is openly bisexual and this means that she can date either men or women. However, most of her relationships so far have been with men. The singer is a well-known supporter of gay rights and in 2016, she contributed to a single titled Hands. The song is a tribute to the victims of a mass shooting that took place at an Orlando gay nightclub. The horrific attack claimed a total of 49 lives and injured up to 53 persons.
Halsey is 5 feet 4 inches tall (1.63m) and weighs 54kg or 119lb. Her natural hair colour is brown while her eye colour is hazel. Other additional measurements are bust size – 34 inches (86cm), waist – 25 inches (63.5cm), and hips – 35 inches (89cm). The New Jersey native is a big fan of body art and has at least 29 tattoos on different parts of her body including her face.