Ashley Nicolette Frangipane was born in Edison, New Jersey, on September 29, 1994. Nicole’s mother is an EMT, while her father, Chris, is a car dealership manager. Frangipane grew up in a number of cities with her younger brothers, Dante and Sevian, and she studied cello, violin, and viola before switching to acoustic guitar at the age of 14.
She was bullied in high school, and when she was 17, she tried suicide and spent more than two weeks in the hospital. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Frangipane began misusing drugs and became associated with a 24-year-old guy who resided on Halsey Street in Brooklyn. In 2012, she graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School and began writing music.
Frangipane originally enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design, but she dropped out due to financial constraints, opting instead to attend community college. She ultimately dropped out and was kicked out of her parent’s home, so she moved in with “degenerate stoners” in a lower Manhattan basement and lived in homeless shelters on occasion.
In 2012, Frangipane began posting videos on YouTube and other websites, and her parody of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” got her recognition. She met a “music guy” at a party in 2014 and he invited her to work with him; they produced the song “Ghost” and shared it on SoundCloud, and numerous record labels began pursuing Halsey.
Astralwerks was her first choice, and she began doing acoustic gigs under various stage names before deciding on “Halsey.” Halsey’s debut album, “Badlands,” was released on August 28, 2015, and it went 2 Platinum in its first week, selling over 100,000 copies and spawning the Platinum singles “Ghost,” “Castle,” “Colors,” and “New Americana.”
Halsey sang on Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling” in 2015 and The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” (which she co-wrote) in 2016, and the “Closer” lyric video has been viewed over two billion times on YouTube.
On June 2, 2017, Halsey released her second album, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” making her the first woman to have a #1 album in the United States. The smash songs “Now or Never” (3 Platinum) and “Bad at Love” (5 Platinum) were included on the album.
She was a musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” in January 2018, and she returned as both the host and musical guest just over a year later, and she was the musical guest again in January 2020. Halsey appeared in the film “A Star Is Born,” portrayed Wonder Woman in the animated film “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,” and served as an advisor on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” in 2018.
In October 2018, she released the single “Without Me,” which went 7 Platinum and hit #1 on the Billboard Hit 100 chart. Halsey teamed with Juice WRLD, Yungblud, and BTS in 2019, and her third album, “Manic,” was released on January 17, 2020, and debuted at #2 on the “Billboard” 200 list. She announced the publication of a book of poems called “I Would Leave Me If I Could” in June 2020, and the album “Badlands (Live From Webster Hall)” was published in August.
Halsey was one of 27 musicians to appear on the charity song “Hands” after the Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016, which benefited GLAAD, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund.
She took part in the Entercom radio network’s “I’m Listening” suicide prevention and mental health awareness campaign in 2017. After posting a vow to donate $1 for each retweet in reaction to the 2017 Women’s March, Halsey donated $100,000 to Planned Parenthood. She read original poetry called “A Story Like Mine” at the 2018 Women’s March, and a few months later, she marched in Washington, D.C. for the March for Our Lives.
Halsey sang on the charity record “Earth” for climate change awareness in April 2019. She launched The Black Creators Fund after participating in Los Angeles rallies following the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
Halsey identifies as “tri-bi,” meaning she is biracial, bisexual, and bipolar. She dated rapper G-Eazy from 2017 to 2018, and she was in a relationship with Norwegian producer Lido from 2015 to 2016. The duo worked on the song “Him & I,” and the relationship inspired her 2018 hit “Without Me.” Halsey has also dated Yungblud, an alternative rock artist, and Evan Peters, the star of “American Horror Story.”
She was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016, and she feels it was caused by a miscarriage she had the previous year. When Halsey’s miscarriage occurred while she was on tour, she chose to play through the grief rather than postpone the show because she didn’t want to compromise her career. She got surgery in 2017 to cope with the pain caused by endometriosis.
Nominations and Awards
At the 2016 “Billboard” Women in Music Awards, Halsey was named Rising Star. In 2017, she won an iHeartRadio Music Award for Dance Song of the Year, as well as Billboard Music Awards for Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song, and Top Hot 100 Song for “Closer.”
Halsey has also received a GLAAD Media Award (Outstanding Music Artist), a Global Award (Rising Star Award), an American Music Award (Favorite Pop/Rock Song for “Without Me”), two Teen Choice Awards (Choice Summer Female Artist and Choice Collaboration for “Boy With Luv”), and two iHeartRadio Titanium Awards for “Boy With Luv” (for “Bad at Love” and “Him & I”).
In 2019, she was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame with the Hal David Starlight Award, and in 2017, she was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Album of the Year for Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Closer.”
Halsey new worth
Halsey has a net worth of $20 million. Halsey paid $2.23 million for a property in the Hollywood Hills in June 2017. In March 2020, she sold this home for $2.375 million.
She paid $2.4 million for a 2,200-square-foot home in Sherman Oaks in 2019. Halsey paid $10.16 million for One Direction singer Liam Payne’s Calabasas property in January 2021.
The land is almost 5-acres in size. The main house has five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms and is 9,600 square feet. A big guest house, pool, ponds, and other amenities are available.