Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known by her stage name Halsey is an American singer and songwriter. She started songwriting at the age of 17. In 2014, she signed her first recording contract with Astralwerks and released her debut EP, titled Room 93. Her debut studio album, Badlands, was released in 2015.
Her debut album, Badlands was released on August 28, 2015. In an interview, Halsey described Badlands as an “angry feminist record,” but later commented she had been misquoted and actually meant to refer to it as an “angry female record”. In an interview with Billboard in June 2015, Halsey announced that she had already begun writing material for her second studio album. To promote her music, Halsey has been featured in a few interviews and performances, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Last Call with Carson Daly.