HALSEY | Before They Were Famous | UPDATED
Halsey lived through some seriously turbulent teen years, complete with drug use, homelessness, a suicide attempt, and a heroin-addicted boyfriend. Through it all, music was the major driving force in her life which kept her pushing forward. She adopted her stage name from a subway stop in Brooklyn, which coincidentally was also an anagram of her first name. It was there she began performing acoustic shows to local fans. Growing up in a generation selfie, Halsey got to work uploading some of her early work to Tumblr, YouTube and then Soundcloud. It was there that her song ‘Ghost’ would go viral, prompting several record labels to come knocking on her door. Since finding fame, a lot of Halsey's early work has been deleted from the internet, but I still have a few gems for you jam-packed into this video.