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Halsey is the future of pop music

She was born in 1994 as Ashley Nicolette Frangipane in Edison, a faceless city in the US state of New Jersey, not too far from New York. Her parents - the mother of Italian, Hungarian and Irish descent, the father of African-American with an Irish influence - are young and they are not rich. The family, which later grew by two boys, got by and did not live very sedentary. By the time he was 13, Halsey had already been to six different schools.

She becomes very independent at a very early age, learns to cook as a child and to take care of her little brothers. “I more or less raised myself,” she says. “My parents wanted the best, but nothing ever went according to plan. There was hardly any structure or rules. I felt good, I wouldn't want to swap my childhood, but sometimes it would have been nice to have parents who could have given me advice and help. "

At 16, Halsey moves out and drifts through New York, sleeps with men she doesn't like to have a roof over her head, finishes high school for a while and begins to work seriously on her music. In 2014 she released her first song, in 2015 her debut album "Badlands" came out, it was a huge success. "Closer", her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, reached the top of the charts in over 20 countries in 2016.

“The interim conclusion is: Being a pop star is cool. I don't have to do the dishes and I get to know a lot of people, ”she says. The second album will be released in 2017, followed by their first solo US number one single with "Without Me" in 2018. Her duet with the K-Poppers from BTS ("Boy With Luv") breaks the record for the most viewed YouTube video within 24 hours.

The bottom line is that Halsey, who is also a very active activist and fights for stricter gun laws and feminism, has twelve billion streams and more than eight million albums sold.

But that's just the beginning. Halsey, who lives in Los Angeles, is sure to take another leap up with her third album, “Manic”. While the predecessor was based on a “dystopian film fantasy”, as cinema fan Halsey says, “Manic” is much brighter, friendlier, more positive.

The singer, who suffers from bipolar disorder, knows: "There are also days of depression again, but during the entire process of making the record I was in a very euphoric phase."

Halsey does what she wants

That the songs cannot be lumped together stylistically at all? Is absolutely wanted. Why should the girl, who often doesn't know who she is, limit herself artistically to one direction? Just. Everything is on the record: hip-hop, rock, pop, even country. "I do what I want and what I feel," says Halsey. Genres are outdated today anyway.

It is based on Lana del Rey as well as Alanis Morissette or Pink, Lady Gaga is also an influence. "She never let mainstream pop ruin her art," says Halsey, who sees herself in Gaga's tradition. “You can do extreme pop today, country tomorrow, weird alternative songs the day after tomorrow and still be yourself. I love pop music, but I'm a punk at heart. "

Published in the People section