GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Halsey has released Manic – the follow-up to her chart-topping 2017 album hopeless fountain kingdom – via Capitol Records/EMI Music Australia.
Discussing the new single from Manic (“Graveyard”), Halsey said, “The song is about being in love with someone who is in a bad place and loving them so much that you don’t realise that you’re going to that bad place with them. It’s also about learning to care about yourself enough not to follow them there”.
Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 23 billion streams worldwide and sold more than nine million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers in addition to Cosmopolitan – including Rolling Stone, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA (US) within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s US Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 4x Platinum “Bad at Love.”
In the US, her 5x Platinum hit “Without Me” – included on Manic – spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. She is the first artist since 2014 to simultaneously hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Song radio airplay chart. In March 2019, Halsey became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when “Without Me” returned to No. 1, bumping “Eastside,” her 2x Platinum collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, from the top spot. “Without Me” is the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio. She featured on BTS’ Platinum hit, “Boy With Luv” and, most recently, alongside Future on “Die for Me,” a track from Post Malone’s new album.
In Australia, hopeless fountain kingdom reached Gold status, and “Now or Never” hit 3x Platinum, “Bad at Love” 2x Platinum, and “Without Me” peaked at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and is 6x Platinum.
Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.”
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