Hal David Starlight Award

GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter Halsey claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with her second release, “hopeless fountain kingdom,” an album for which she wrote or co-wrote every song and wrote every lyric on, one that Rolling Stone called “bold” in a 4-star review, claiming that “Halsey could go anywhere from here.” Since storming on the music scene in 2015, she has garnered over 7 billion streams globally, 8 million global sales, has had 18 RIAA certified songs, is just shy of 100 million track sales, and has graced the covers of magazines including Nylon, Billboard, Glamour, and Forbes among others.

The success of Halsey’s songwriting shows there are no signs of her slowing down. In the fall of 2018 she released her 3x Platinum hit single, “Without Me,” which became her first solo song to reach number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Without Me,” which Halsey co-wrote, has more than 700 million combined streams and also reached number 1 on the iTunes charts. It came on the heels of the 2x Multi-Platinum-certified hit “Eastside,” which she co-wrote and performed with Benny Blanco and Khalid. The track garnered 300 million streams worldwide in just 2 months. “Eastside” was the follow up to the 2x Multi-Platinum-certified smash “Him & I,” which marked another co-written hit to reach #1, this time on Billboard’s Pop Songs Airplay Chart at Top 40 radio. “Him & I” has accrued over 750 million streams worldwide and has been certified Platinum in several countries, making the track her second #1 since accompanying The Chainsmokers on “Closer.” “Closer” dominated the charts for 11 weeks, has been certified Diamond by the RIAA, and was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY® for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” She is also an accredited songwriter on her own 3x Multi-Platinum “Bad At Love” and 2x Multi-Platinum “Now or Never”, which both peaked in the top 3 at Top 40 Radio. In addition to “hopeless fountain kingdom,” Halsey co-wrote every song and wrote every lyric on her debut full-length album “BADLANDS,” which landed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and was also certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release.

Halsey continues to push creative boundaries expanding her influence and impact beyond music. She wrote and delivered a speech at the 2018 women’s march advocating equality and she uses her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community, demonstrating that both she and her music can affect meaningful change. She also wrote and delivered the key note speech at Glamour’s 2018 Women of the Year event.

Most recently, Halsey made her film debut in the animated summer movie “Teen Titans Go!” as the voice of Wonder Woman, as well as in “A Star Is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Halsey continues to prove she is a force to be reckoned with.