Halsey ‘Manic’ becomes first RIAA-certified album of 2020

“Graveyard” goes platinum and “Now Or Never” is 3x platinum

Halsey’s new album, Manic, is the first album of 2020 to be certified by the RIAA’s Gold and Platinum Program. Released on January 17th, the album has already attained both gold and platinum status. It follows Halsey’s two previous platinum albums – Badlands, her 2015 full-length debut, and 2017’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Halsey also received two additional certifications this month: “Graveyard,” a single from Manic, has been certified platinum and the 2017 single “Now Or Never” is now 3x platinum.

Manic, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart, is the biggest pure album seller year of 2020 thus far. Globally, Manic has sold three million adjusted albums and attained 5.5 billion cumulative streams. International certifications for the album include platinum in Canada, Norway and Korea, 4x platinum in India and 2x platinum in Russia. Exclusive physical album copies are now available at Halsey’s online store.

Halsey’s new single, “You should be sad,” has amassed over 150 combined global streams and views of the official video have surpassed 30 million. Halsey has shared an intimate new recording and live video of the song.

Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of the Manic World Tour. The supporting acts will be CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo (June 2 – July 5) and blackbear and PVRIS (July 12 – August 1).

Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 25 billion streams worldwide and sold more than 12 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 and Billboard.

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” 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. It was the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio.

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. 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.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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