Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, who is popularly known by her alias, Halsey, is an American pop artist and songwriter. Her singing career began in 2012 with a parody of the Taylor Swift song named ‘I Knew You Were Trouble.’ Her debut extended play 'Room 93' was released in 2014. It peaked at No. 159 at US Billboard 200. The next year she released her debut studio album which was titled 'Badlands.' It became a huge hit, selling 97,000 copies in the US within the first week. It stood at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and was also reviewed positively by critics. She chose her professional name "Halsey"—a rearrangement of her first name Ashley—because it reminded her of a street in Brooklyn where she used to spend a lot of time during her teenage years. She started writing songs at the early age of seventeen. Having been nominated for several awards, Halsey won the Rising Star award by Billboard Women in Music in 2016, which is awarded to women in the music industry who have not only made a significant contribution but also have inspired others. By early 2017 Halsey had released one studio album, one extended play, five singles and five music videos.