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Halsey, since her debut in 2014, has had heads turning with almost everything she does, becoming an undeniable force to be reckoned with. The singer had constantly proven herself with each and every song of hers. Her unstable childhood and teenage years had only made her stronger, making her one of most awe-inspiring role models for the younger generation of vocalists. Here are some really interesting facts about Halsey that will make you love her more:

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  1.  She was included on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, and has been featured on the cover of magazines such as Billboard, Paper, and Playboy.
  2.  Halsey is the eighth woman in history to have achieved multiple number ones of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 2010s period.
  3.  In the initial days of her career, she called herself as “tri-bi” – for being biracial, bipolar and bisexual, which drew worldwide criticism. She also faced controversy for kissing underage fans.
  4.  She was an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election, and even urged her fans to vote for him. She further endorsed Sanders during the 2020 elections and even collaborated in a promotional video with the Sanders campaign.
  5.  In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, she joined the protests in Los Angeles for racial justice, alongside the English singer Yungblud in May 2020.
  6.  Ashley Nicolette Frangipane was born on September 29, 1994 to Chris and Nicole, in Edison, New Jersey. Her father is of African-American and Irish ancestry, while her mother is of Italian and Hungarian descent.
  7.  Her father manages a car dealership, while her mother works as an emergency medical technician. Both of them dropped out of college, when her mother discovered that she was pregnant with her.
  8.  Halsey has two younger brothers – Sevian Frangipane and Dante Frangipane. Her family had been on the move frequently, as her parents worked multiple jobs to make ends meet.
  9.  By the time, she was in her teens, she had transferred to six different schools. She had been bullied by other students in her high school to the extent that she attempted suicide when she was 17 years old.
  10.  She was hospitalized for 17 days, following which she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She started using recreational drugs and claims to have become an “unconventional child” due to the disorder.
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  12.  She graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, New Jersey in the year 2012. She enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design, but had to quit due to financial hardship and join community college instead.
  13.  However, she dropped out of community college too, and was ejected from her home, as her parents were not happy with her quitting college. She had to live in a basement in lower Manhattan, who a group of people introduced to her by her then-boyfriend.
  14.  She sometimes lived in one of homeless shelters in New York, and even stayed with her maternal grandmother occasionally. At that point of life, she had even considered prostitution as a way of making money.
  15.  She collaborated with Quavo in June 2017, but received backlash as the artist had made homophobic remarks. However, she claimed that she had never spoken to Quavo and that she would never have “a lot of people” in her songs.
  16.  She performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November 2018, but the very next month, called out the company for its lack of inclusion of transgender models in the shows.
  17.  At the age of 17, she was involved in a romantic relationship with a 24-year old man, who resided in Halsey Street in Brooklyn. It was at this time that she started writing music for the first time.
  18.  She started posting videos to her social media sites like YouTube, Kik and Tumblr, under the username se7enteenblack. Her parody of Taylor Swift's song "I Knew You Were Trouble," gained her the much needed attention.
  19.  She met a “music guy” in a party in early 2014, who liked her voice and wanted to collaborate with her. This led to her song “Ghost” posted on SoundCloud.
  20.  Just within a few hours, several record labels started contacting her and she subsequently signed with Astrakwerks, as she felt they gave her more creative freedom.
  21.  She started playing numerous acoustic shows in various cities under different stage names. However, she decided to have Halsey as her permanent stage name.
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  23.  This was because Halsey was an anagram of her first name Ashley and it was also a reference to the Halsey Street station, where she spent a lot of time as a teenager.
  24.  She was featured as a vocalist on The Chainsmokers' single "Closer," which she also co-wrote. The track was one of the most streamed songs on Spotify, which also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks.
  25.  She had been named as the “Voice of her Generation” and has also been named as a Feminist Icon by several media outlets and some critics.
  26.  She took part in the mental health and suicide prevention awareness campaign – “I’m Listening” hosted by radio network Entercom, which was broadcasted live on September 10, 2017.
  27.  She, along with 26 others artists, was featured on the charity single "Hands," a tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, that happened on June 12, 2016.
  28.  She promised in her tweet that she would donate one dollar to Planned Parenthood, for every retweet it received, following the 2017 Women’s March. She donated $100,000 to the organization.
  29.  In December 2020, she performed her hit song “Without Me,” on The Voice, but faced several criticisms for her sensual dance performance with the backup dancer Jade Chynoweth.
  30.  She attacked IVanka Trump over Twitter in May 2018, stating that Ivanka was too relaxed, while her father, Donald Trump, who was the then-president, was hurting immigrant children.
  31.  In June 2020, Halsey launched The Black Creators Fund, in an effort to provide financial support, resources, and a platform to black creators.
  32.  She announced that she was pregnant with her first child in January 2021, with her boyfriend Alev Aydin, who is a screenwriter.
  33.  Halsey Net Worth: $20 Million

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