Born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane and known in the music world as Halsey, she was born from a Caucasian mother and African-American father. She studied violin until she was fourteen and then turned to acoustic guitar after that.
At the tender age of seventeen, she tried to commit suicide and was hospitalized afterward. She was then diagnosed with bipolar and released only to return to school and then art school in New Jersey.
It was soon after dropping out of art school that she was thrown out of her parents home to live with friends at which time, she became homeless for a short time.
It was at this time that she decided to write some songs and put them on Sound cloud. One of those songs was the top ten hit “Ghost”, which got the attention of several record labels to which she signed with Astralwerks.
She soon released her first album Badlands which featured hit singles “New Americana”, “Ghost” and “Castle”, then she followed up with her number one album “hopeless fountain kingdom”. She is now one of the top pop artists and one of the most popular artists of today. She is soon to release a new album shortly.
Now, Halsey performs on all the major awards shows such as MTV Music Awards, Grammy Awards as well, she plays worldwide tours in arenas before 15000 people a night and she’s only 24 years old.
Being diagnosed with bipolar or becoming homeless was only a setback for Halsey and was only a starting point to realize her dreams. So many people after being diagnosed stop pursuing their life long dreams so you can take this from Halsey that anything is possible even after a mental health diagnosis.