Auto Value Stage • Friday, July 6
GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum alternative pop maverick Halsey claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with her second release,hopeless fountain kingdom, an album Rolling Stone called “bold” in a 4-star review, claiming that “Halsey could go anywhere from here.” The album has since gone on to deliver two Top 3 platinum hits – “Now or Never” and “Bad At Love”. Indeed, since storming on the music scene in 2015, she has garnered over 2 billion streams globally and more than 2 million global sales, graced the covers of magazines from Nylon to Billboard to Forbes, among others – a far cry from the New Jersey teen who’d escaped her suburban existence for New York, writing poetry, and scrounging money for concerts and her next slice of pizza. Halsey went from putting songs on SoundCloud to having her first full length album, BADLANDS, certified platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release, from couch surfing to witnessing her first tour sell out in minutes to touring globally with sold out dates on five continents (including a sold-out Madison Square Garden performance) and performing for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway. Halsey first invaded pop culture in 2015 when her debut album BADLANDS crash-landed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. She garnered a 2017 GRAMMY® nomination in the category of "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" for "Closer," her seven times platinum megahit with The Chainsmokers. As her star continues to rise, Halsey uses her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community, proving that both she and her music can affect meaningful change, and that, yes, the 22-year-old can go anywhere from here.