Halsey

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Singer • Songwriter

Birth Date: September 29, 1994

Age: 29 years old

Birth Place: Edison, New Jersey

Synth-pop songwriter Halsey made her name with covers posted on YouTube, and within two years became a major artist doing originals. A Clark, New Jersey native, she was born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane; her stage name is both an anagram of Ashley and a nod to a Brooklyn subway station. She studied classical strings as a child and was diagnosed bipolar as a teen; as her father is Black she famously claimed that she was "tri-bi": Bipolar, biracial and bisexual. After switching from violin and cello to guitar, they began performing acoustically in her late teens. Unable to attend music college for lack of finances, she instead studied creative writing at community college. Their unrequited crush on One Direction singer Harry Styles was the impetus for early viral videos, posted in 2012 when she was 17: The song "S.O.S." was a musical love note to Styles, while "The Haylor Song" made fun of his then-girlfriend Taylor Swift (to the tune of her hit, "I Knew You Were Trouble"). Whatever embarrassment those songs caused them later, they were widely shared by One Direction fans. Two years later she posted an original song, "Ghost" which featured a moodier electronic sound. She starred in two very different videos-the first depicting a heterosexual couple in a stormy relationship, the second showing physical love with another woman. She signed to Astralwerks soon after, and toured nationally as the Kooks' opening act. Their set at South by Southwest, according to a Twitter tally, was the festival's most talked about-no small feat as Miley Cyrus also appeared that year. After a tour with Imagine Dragons she released her first album Badlands in late August 2015, the album was an immediate hit and made #2 on the Billboard albums chart. Along with "Ghost" the album spawned two additional hits, "New Americana" and "Colors." The following year she was guest singer on the Chainsmokers' Number One single "Closer"; she also landed "Not Afraid Anymore" on the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker. Their second album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, released in June 2017, is an ambitious concept album drawing both from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and a love of superhero comics. It too was an immediate hit, debuting at #1 in Billboard. Soon after its release, Halsey announced a campaign to support the Global HER Act, aimed at overturning the institutional gag rule on abortion services instituted by President Trump.

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2023

Moving the Needle with Dr. Woo

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2022

Halsey: So Good

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Hit List: Fall '22

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Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey & blackbear Feat Trippie Redd & iann dior: Downfalls High

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BBMAs: All-Time Top Songs

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Girl Crush

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Halsey: I am not a woman, I'm a god

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Pop Halloween

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Thankful4Pop

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Sing 2Stream

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If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

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If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

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If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

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Sing 2 - sv.tal

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2020 CMT Music Awards

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iHeartRadio Music Awards

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#mtvhottest: Billie X Halsey

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The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II

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Marshmello & Halsey: Be Kind (Halsey Lyric Video)

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Billie X Halsey X Ariana

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Halsey: Still Learning

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Halsey: You Should Be Sad

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Halsey: Forever ... (Is a Long Time)

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Halsey: I Hate Everybody

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Niall Horan's Picks

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Halsey: You Should Be Sad (Stripped)

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Hits: Feel-Good Pop

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Best of 2020 So Far

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Marshmello Feat. Halsey: Be Kind

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Hit Halloween: 15 Videos to Rock Your Costume Party

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2019 American Music Awards

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Halsey: Graveyard (Stripped - Live From Nashville)

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MTV Europe Music Awards 2019

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Post Malone Feat Future & Halsey: Die For Me

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Idol 2019

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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?Stream

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Halsey: Sucker (Jonas Brothers cover) in the Live Lounge

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Halsey: Nightmare in the Live Lounge

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BTS Feat. Halsey: Boy With Luv

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Billboard Music Awards

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Yungblud, Halsey Feat. Travis Barker: 11 Minutes

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iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Halsey: Without Me (Live From Saturday Night Live)

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Halsey Feat. Juice WRLD: Without Me

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20 GAY TEEN

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Top Max Songs 2018

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Crushin' Heart

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Live and Love

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Pop Hits

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10 yrs of Pop

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1Pop

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Capt. Marvel

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Hit List: March 2019

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Empowering Women

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YUNGBLUD Feat. Travis Barker, Halsey: 11 Minutes

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MC Weekly Picks

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21st Century Women

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Bieber Hits

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Soulful Women

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For the Throne

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Road to Woodstock

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Woodstock Pop

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Mothers Pop Music

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BBMA Top Female

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BBMA Top Song

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BTS x Halsey

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BBMAs 2019 Nominees to Watch

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BBMAs 2019 Top Songs

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Hit List: May 2019

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Young Love

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Pop Faves

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Met Best Dressed

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Be Proud

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Halsey: Nightmare

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Loving Ladies

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Hit List: June 2019

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TOVE LO-VE

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Breakup Jams

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Pool Party Anthems

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Hit List: July 2019

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Summer Alt

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Artist of the Year

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Top Female Artists

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Halsey & BMTH

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Pop Halloween

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Halsey: Clementine

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Hit List: November 2019

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Lonely Isle

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Americas Fav Pop

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Artist of the Year

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Power Women

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Halsey: Finally Beautiful Stranger

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A Decade of Hits Vol.II

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Essentials: Halsey

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TOVE LO-VE

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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2018

Halsey: Without Me (Live From The Victoria's Secret 2018 Fashion Show)

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Halsey: Lucid Dreams (Juice WRLD cover) in the Live Lounge

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Halsey: Without Me in the Live Lounge

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Halsey - Without Me

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2018 American Music Awards

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Halsey Part. Lauren Jauregui: Strangers

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Halsey Part. Lauren Jauregui: Strangers

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2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards

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Benny Blanco Feat. Halsey & Khalid: Eastside

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Halsey Feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don: Alone

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New Music Alert: Halsey

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Hit List: April 2018

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Halsey Hits

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Sisters Speak

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Halsey: Sorry

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Girls Rule

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21st Century Women

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Hit List: January 2018

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Hit List: March 2018

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Best Music Noms

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Halsey Feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don: Alone

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NewHalsey

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2017 BBMA Rewind

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BBMA Top Pop

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Gov Ball Fest

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Halsey Pride Anthem

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Pride 2018: 20 Songs Celebrating Equality, Individuality & Love

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Top Summer Vids

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2018

Pool Party Anthems

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Halsey Feat. Lauren Jauregu: Strangers

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Benny Blanco Feat. Halsey, Khalid: Eastside

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BB Hot 100 Fest

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BB Hot 100 Ladies

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Choice Female

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Halsey: Without Me

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Fashion Hits

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Thankful4Pop

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Women of the Year

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NYE Performers

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Hit List: February 2019

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2018

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

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Ellen's Game of Games

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2017

The Live Lounge Show

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Glastonbury 2017

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Halsey: 100 Letters (Vevo Presents)

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Halsey: Alone

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Halsey: Walls Could Talk

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Halsey: Devil In Me

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Halsey: Don't Play

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Halsey feat. Quavo: Lie

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Halsey: Angel On Fire

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Halsey Feat.Cashmere Cat: Hopeless

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2017 Billboard Music Awards

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Halsey: Eyes Closed (Stripped)

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Halsey: Eyes Closed

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He Said She Said

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Teen Pop: Top of April 2016

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Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2016

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Halsey: Now or Never

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10 Anticipated Releases of the Summer

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Halsey: Bad At Love

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Halsey: Bad At Love (Angelus Cut)

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G-Eazy & Halsey: Him & I

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Halsey on Her First Solo Performance at an Awards Show

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Halsey on Importance of Pride Month

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2016 American Music Awards

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Nobel 2016

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2016

The Chainsmokers Feat Halsey: Closer (Live from the 2016 MTV VMAs)

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Today's Take

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2016

2016 MTV Movie Awards: Extras

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2016

Halsey: Castle (The Huntsman: Winter's War Version)

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2016

The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey: Closer

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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Halsey: Castle

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Halsey: Control

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Halsey: Gasoline

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Halsey: Haunting

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Halsey: Young God

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Halsey: Roman Holiday

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Halsey: I Walk The Line

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Halsey: Strange Love

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Halsey: Hold Me Down (Vevo LIFT Live)

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Halsey: Drive

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The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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Halsey: Colors

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Justin Bieber Feat. Halsey: The Feeling

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Halsey: Hurricane

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Halsey: Ghost

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Halsey: New Americana

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Justin Bieber Feat. Halsey: Feeling

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Halsey: Is There Somewhere

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2014

Halsey: Trouble (Stripped/Audio)

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Halsey: Ghost (Room 93 Version)

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2014

Radio 1 Live Lounge

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2013

Entertainment Studios.TV

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2012

The VoiceStream

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2011

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The Doctors

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American DadStream

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Last Call With Carson Daly

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CMT CrossroadsStream

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Good Morning America

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Today

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