Welcome to the kingdom.
As a whole, this year hasn’t been the easiest for a lot of reasons, but one person who made the most of 2017 would definitely be Halsey.
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The 23-year-old New Jersey native continued to push herself to new limits and as a result, she not only increased her loyal fan base, but she also earned some notable accolades along the way.
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She kicked off the year attending the 2017 Grammy Awards, where she received her first-ever GRAMMY NOMINATION for her work on the highly addictive song “Closer” with The Chainsmokers. No big deal.
Justin Bieber's Purpose album was also nominated for Album of the Year, which she was featured on.
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And although she didn’t win a Grammy, Halsey did walk away with a Billboard Music Award and an iHeart Radio Music Award for the same song.
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Then she turned things up a notch when she had one of her songs featured in a major feature film. The song: “Not Afraid Anymore” and the movie: Fifty Shades Darker.
She released her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, in June and the entire project is a fucking BOP!!!!
Call me biased, I don't really care. But if you can honestly listen to this album without liking at least one song, then you might need your ears checked.
So, what blossomed from that album? She earned her first number one album on the Billboard 200 charts.
And ultimately, HFK turned gold, while her singles from the album climbed the charts. “Now or Never” went platinum and “Bad at Love” went gold, while also hitting number one on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs charts.
To support the album, Halsey embarked on a massive tour in September, traveling everywhere from Brooklyn to Australia. She’s expected to conclude her tour in April 2018.
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And we can’t forget her becoming one of the top five female artists in the U.S. on both Spotify and Billboard’s 2017 end of the year lists.
Then there’s her work in print. The “Strangers” singer made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and covered popular publications like, Billboard, Paper magazine, and Playboy.
And I wouldn’t be doing the list justice if I didn’t mention all of the talk shows she’s performed on throughout the year. They were small names like The Ellen Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
And somehow while taking over the music industry, Halsey managed to find love in a fellow artist named G-Eazy. Spoiler alert: they’re hella cute together.
And last but certainly not least, Halsey made one of her personal dreams come true when she was asked to perform on Saturday Night Live. She’s expected to hit their stage on Jan. 13.
Now, I’m sure there’s several accomplishments of hers that I missed, but remember I was only giving you a taste of her epic year.
…we adore her! Congratulations, Halsey on an amazing year. We can’t wait to see what you have cooking for 2018.