HALSEY’S NEW ALBUM, MANIC, CAME OUT FRIDAY
Today, Capitol Records/EMI Music Australia released Halsey’s third studio album, Manic, the follow-up to 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which topped the Billboard 200. The GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Platinum artist will celebrate the release of Manic with a special fan event at the Capitol Tower, sponsored by Amazon Music and Beats. At #ManicTheExperience, fans can explore “Ashley’s Brain presented by Amazon Music HD,” a series of unique installations that bring the new album to life. The event will also feature a special live performance by Halsey, which will be livestreamed on the Amazon Music Facebook page beginning at 1.45pm tomorrow AEDT.
Exclusive album/merchandise bundles are now available at Halsey’s online store. Manic includes her new single, “You Should Be Sad,” plus the hits “Without Me” and “Graveyard.” The album also features interludes with guest artists SUGA from global superstars BTS, Alanis Morissette and Dominic Fike.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the North American leg of the Manic World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the headline run will include shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 10), Forest Hills Stadium in New York (July 15), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (July 24) and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (July 27). See below for itinerary. The supporting acts will be CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo (June 2 – July 5) and blackbear and PVRIS (July 12 – August 1). Visit www.ManicWorldTour.com for more information.
Halsey will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on January 25 – the first show of 2020. Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) will be the host. Since 2015, she has amassed over 25 billion streams worldwide and sold more than 11 million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY® and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy, Billboard and most recently, Elle Australia. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 4x Platinum “Bad at Love.”
The success of the 6x Platinum “Without Me” has made Halsey the first and only female artist to have at least three songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 weeks each. Rounding out the trio of songs are the 4x Platinum “Eastside,” her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, and The Chainsmokers’ 11x Platinum “Closer,” which she featured on. “Without Me,” which took Favorite Song, Pop/Rock honors at the American Music Awards, spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. She is the first artist to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop Songs radio airplay chart. In March 2019, Halsey became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when “Without Me” returned to No. 1, bumping “Eastside” from the top spot. “Without Me” was the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio. She featured on BTS’ Platinum hit, “Boy With Luv,” and, more recently, alongside Future on “Die for Me,” a track from Post Malone’s new album.
In Australia, hopeless fountain kingdom reached Gold status, and “Now or Never” hit 3x Platinum, “Bad at Love” 2x Platinum, and “Without Me” peaked at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and is 8x Platinum. In 2019, her singles “Nightmare” and “Graveyard” both reached Platinum status ahead of her November visit where she performed her hit single “Graveyard” at the 2019 ARIA Awards ceremony. Halsey was most recently on our shores to headline Falls Festival in December and January across the nation.
Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” In 2019, she has won an AMA, the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards.