Top 5 Things to Know About Halsey

Script written by Nick Spake Her name is familiar to most people but there are a few things you may not know about Halsey! Did you know that her real name is not actually Halsey? It’s actually Ashley Nicolette Frangipane! Did you know that she suffers from endometriosis and bipolar disease? She’s quite vocal about it too! She’s actually one of the most outspoken celebs when it comes to the two diseases.

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Top 5 Things to Know About Halsey

She’s tearing up the charts and having a blast doing it! Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Halsey.

For this list, we will be looking at some fun facts related to pop singer/songwriter Halsey.

#5: Her Real Name Isn't Halsey

From Madonna and Prince to Adele and Drake, numerous artists throughout the years have opted to drop, add to or change their birth name for a stage name with a little more… pizazz. You can now add Halsey to that list. Born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, it is wholly apparent why the New Jersey native decided to adopt something that was a little…catchier. Halsey is an anagram of her first name and also a nod to a street in Brooklyn that meant a lot to her growing up.

#4: She's Outspoken about Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that affects the uterus. It is characterized by tissue growing in the wrong place, which in turn can cause chronic pain, diarrhea, bloating and fatigue. Halsey was diagnosed with the diseases after years of suffering. Instead of trying to hide this fact, the singer went in the opposite direction; posting a lengthy message on Twitter telling her story and letting people know that if they ever want to talk she is there for them. Her transparency didn’t go unnoticed, as the post received countless likes and retweets. It’s refreshing to see a celeb that isn’t afraid to talk about health problems in such an open forum!

#3: Her First Song Was a Smash Hit

Rarely will an artist’s first release make such an impact. However, Halsey isn’t like other artists. Written about a relationship with someone who just couldn’t be there, emotionally, “Ghost” went on to gain over 45 million views on YouTube. The impact of the success was felt almost immediately, as she was completely unprepared for stardom. In fact, when record labels started to call, Halsey had to ask a friend to pose as her manager. Far from a one hit wonder, Halsey is multitalented – something she made wholly apparent after she decided to direct the music video for her song “Now or Never”.

#2: She Is Bipolar

It’s hard enough being in the spotlight without having to deal with endometriosis and bipolar disorder. Somehow Halsey manages to make it work.The singer was diagnosed as being bipolar in her teens and has been dealing with it ever since. As has become her style, Halsey is very open when it comes to talking about her struggles with the mental disorder. And while she isn’t looking to be a savior for people who are bipolar, she does hope that she can help them and they can help her.

#1: She Got Her Start Posting Covers on YouTube

As has become the norm, many a future star will get their start by posting cover songs to YouTube. The video sharing site is the ideal platform for introducing the world to young, new talent. Halsey was no different. The pop star began posting acoustic covers on the site, and had 16,000 subscribers by age 18. She used this as a way to hone her skills while simultaneously developing a reputation as a competent and unique artist. One of her most well-known videos was a parody of the Taylor Swift song “I Knew You Were Trouble”. Perhaps the two will work together in the future!

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