Halsey is an alias of New York-based pop artist Ashley Frangipane. New Jersey native took her moniker from a New York L-train station, and her adopted city plays a major role in both the sound and the text of her dark gritty electro pop that has been compared to actions such as Chvrches and Lorde. Based on the strength of her first single Ghost, she signed an agreement with Capitol-owned electronic / dance brand Astralwerks early in 201
4. Her debut EP, Room 93, came in October that year. In 2015, Halsey launched its debut full-length album, Badlands, which featured production from Lido, Futuristics, Son Lux and others. Included in the album were the singles "Ghost", "New Americana", "Colors" and "Castle", a version that also appeared on the soundtrack of The Huntsman: Winter's War. Badlands debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and sold well, eventually gaining gold certification status. In January 2017, Halsey returned with the single "Not Bored Anymore", featured on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Three months later, she released "Now or Never", the first single from her sophomore album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. In collaboration with Sia, Greg Kurstin and Benny Blanco, LP came up in June 2017 and peaked Billboard 200. A remix of LP's dark pop-single "Alone" with Big Sean and Stefflon Don appeared in March 2018.