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10+ Random Things Fans Didn't Know About Halsey

Sarah Kester 15 Sep 2020

Halsey is one to watch.

She went from being a featured vocalist on popular artists' songs to someone who recently released her third full-length album.

You can always count on her to be super open, including about her mental health, sexuality, and even the miscarriage she once had before a show.

To learn more, here are 10+ random things fans didn't know.

1. She found fame through Tumblr.

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She amassed a huge following on the platform for sharing her acoustic parody songs of Taylor Swift and One Direction.

But it wasn't until 2012 that her real break happened: she released the song "ghost" to SoundCloud and her fans got it charted on iTunes.

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2. She embraces her armpit hair.

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She let it all hang out when she appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.

While she got so much love for the move from fans and celeb friends alike, there were some haters.

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"They're called razors, try one sometime," one wrote.

People were also upset that Halsey was only showing off stubble, not full hair.

Because of this, they didn't see what all the "fuss is all about."

But hey, let's just let people live their lives!

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3. She's biracial.

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The "Bad at Love" singer is of Italian, Hungarian, Irish, and African-American descent.

She's even spoken outt about some of the struggles she faces being biracial, much to the dismay of some people.

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"I’ve been traveling for years now and it’s been so frustrating that the hotel toiletry industry entirely alienates people of color," she wrote, then later deleted, on Twitter.

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"I can’t use this perfumed watered down white people shampoo. Neither can 50 percent of your customers. Annoying."

This caused people to get upset, as they said that she is white, not a "person of color."

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4. She didn't have a lot of friends growing up.

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That's because her family moved around a lot. She even attended a new school almost every year until she was 13.

Without friends, she focused on her art, which included sketches, paintings, and poems.

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5. She identifies as bisexual.

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The singer has been openly out since 2015.

"I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself," she said during her speech at the GLAAD Music Awards.

"To my friends, to my family, to myself — trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase."

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She even supports other bisexual celebs.

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When trolls were blaming Miley Cyrus's bisexuality for her split to ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, Halsey even came to Miley's defense with this tweet.

She even outed the user for having a ton of misogynist content on his page.

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6. Her real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane.

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The story behind the singer's name change is actually really sweet.

When talking to Vevo, she revealed that a friend lived on Halsey Street in Brooklyn and she spent a lot of time there making music. Plus, it's a different way of spelling "Ashley".

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7. She was an outcast growing up.

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The singer and her family eventually moved to a small town where "everyone played a sport, worked at the grocery store, and their parents all knew each other."

As you can imagine, this made the self-professed "weirdo" stand out with her shaved head and tattoos.

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8. She's collaborated with some of the biggest singers out there.

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The singer has made her mark on music since she released her first single in 2015.

Since then, she's collaborated with everyone from Khalid to Justin Bieber to The Chainsmokers.

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For her latest abum, "Manic," she even collaborated with Canadian pop star Alanis Morissette, Suga from BTS, and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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There's even a surprise appearance in one of the songs by her good friend John Mayer!

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9. She doesn't think that she's a good singer.

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She told Elle that she's okay with admitting that since the "best musicians in history weren't great singers."

"This is a side note, but I can go up on stage and not have to worry about if I sing good because I already kinda can't."

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"I don't have to worry about hitting runs and being ridiculous. For me it's about emotion," she continued.

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Hey, at least she's honest! Plus, she's proud of writing all of her own music.

Do you think she's a good singer?

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10. She was diagnosed with bipolar at 16.

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Her mother has it, too. She told Elle that having the disorder has made her more emphatic.

"I feel everything around me so much. I feel when I walk past a homeless person."

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"And I feel when my friend breaks up with someone, or I feel when my mom and my dad get into a fight and my mom's crying over dishes in the sink."

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She continued:

"I used to say to her all the time, like, 'I hate this. I want to be naïve."

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11. She had a miscarriage just hours before performing on tour.

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She described discovering blood in her hotel bed in a heart-wrenching interview with Rolling Stone.

"I'm like, 'I have to cancel this show,'" she recalls of the moment. "And everyone's kind of like, 'Well, it's Vevo LIFT, and it's 3 million impressions, so ...' No one knew what to do."

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In the end, the show went on after she put on adult diapers and took two Percocet.

"It's the angriest performance that I've ever done in my life," she revealed. "That was the moment of my life where I thought to myself, 'I don't feel like a [expletive] human being anymore.'"

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12. Her next album is going to be an angry one.

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"Female rage is a tight subject for me right now,” she told Complex.

She said that the "world sucks," she wants to tap into that anger to create beautiful songs.

We can't wait!

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