Born in New Jersey, HALSEY went from last year’s MTV Artist to Watch to selling out Madison Square Garden to a Platinum-certified debut album, BADLANDS (Astralwerks) in less than seven months. Halsey’s very first tour sold-out in minutes, as did her second sold-out headlining tour last year. This year, she took the BADLANDS tour global with sold out dates on five continents and she has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Last Call with Carson Daly. BADLANDS was released on August 28, 2015, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning the platinum single “New Americana,” which reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s U.S. Alternative Songs chart along with 5 certified gold singles including "Colors" and "Castle". “Closer,” her track with The Chainsmokers, is currently #1 at Top 40 Radio, is certified 3x Platinum and has over 500 million streams on Spotify. Continuing her incredible year, she was recently named Billboard's 2016 Women In Music Rising Star, was selected as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 honorees and was hand-picked to perform at this December’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.