Halsey is an American award-winning, chart-topping singer and songwriter. She first gained public attention when she released her songs on different social media platforms. Her debut EP, Room 93, was released in 2014 and her debut studio album, Badlands, was released in 2015. Most of Halsey’s songs have made it to the US Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100, solidifying her as an artist to watch. Not only was the album Badlands certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America but she also landed a Grammy nomination and broke several streaming music records when she was featured in The Chainsmoker’s song – Closer. Keep reading to learn more about Halsey.
Age and Life History
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, better known by her stage name – Halsey, was born on the 29th of September, 1994. Her stage name ‘Halsey’ was derived from her first name ‘Ashley’.
Halsey has admitted that she was bullied while growing up. In high school, the musician was bullied because of her tattoos and shaved head. While struggling with her self and body image, her nude photos were stolen from her locker in school and were shared around the school. She was ridiculed by other students over this unfortunate incident.
During high school, she attended a concert by the band – Panic! At The Disco where she got a unique wristband which meant a lot to her. Sadly, she lost this wristband while being bullied at school. Later in life, after she achieved her fame, she met the lead singer of the band and in response to her story, he gave her two wristbands and a flower bouquet.
When Halsey was 17 years old, she decided to take her life but she survived the suicide attempt. This attempt led to a 17 days hospitalization. After the incident, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition her mother also reportedly struggles with. Unfortunately, this led to her using recreational drugs. Around this time Halsey started dating a 24-year-old man who lived on a street coincidentally named ‘Halsey’ in Brooklyn. She also started her songwriting career around this time.
Halsey’s suicide attempt also coincided with the time her music career really kicked off. The musician has said that performing on stage and singing is another way of managing her bipolar symptoms. She has also stated that her condition and life experiences have made her a very empathetic person.
Halsey’s music is greatly influenced by her past and present life experiences and she loves to tell stories with her music. While on the medical-themed talk show The Doctors, Halsey told the public about her struggle with endometriosis – a disorder causing painful and heavy menstrual flow and severe pelvic pain. She believes this was triggered by a miscarriage she had in 2015. She also disclosed that she has had some surgeries to remedy her endometriosis disorder.
Besides pursuing her music career, Halsey is actively involved in Suicide Prevention Awareness and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy. She pursues this passionately based on her personal life experiences.
Halsey Parents (Dad)
Halsey was born to Chris Frangipane who works as a car dealership manager and Nicole Frangipane who worked as security in a hospital in Edison, New Jersey. Halsey’s parents had to drop out of college when they discovered her mother was pregnant, choosing instead to work many jobs to cater for the family.
Her family moved a lot during her childhood and this never allowed her to settle down or make friends, as people never really got to know her before her family had to move again. She has two younger male siblings – Dante and Sevian.
Dating, Boyfriend, Is She Gay?
While there have been persistent questions about the musician’s sexuality, Halsey is very open about her sexual orientation. The musician is bisexual and has dated both men and women. Growing up in a Christian home, her parents frowned at this and she was kicked out of her parents’ house.
Halsey started dating popular American rapper, G-Eazy, in July 2017 and their on-and-off relationship was always rife with speculation that G-Eazy cheated on her. They have currently broken off their relationship, and both have moved on.
Halsey is currently dating Dominic Harrison, better known by his stage name, Yungblud. He’s an English alternative rock musician from South Yorkshire, England.
Height and Weight
There is no denying that the musician has an enviable figure. Halsey weighs about 54 kg (119 lb) and is 5 feet 4 inches tall. Her body measurements are 34-25-35 inches for her chest, waist, and hips. She also wears a size 6 (US) dress, 32B bra size, and 7 (US) shoe size.