Halsey ‘Manic’ earns No 1 Billboard spot

Global sales to date surpass 2.75 million adjusted albums

Halsey’s new album Manic, released on January 17th via Capitol Records, has sold over 2.75 million adjusted albums globally to date. Manic entered Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart at No. 1. Earning more than 239,000 equivalent album units during its first week of release, it marks her biggest-selling U.S. debut.

During her appearance as the first musical guest of 2020 on Saturday Night Live, Halsey gave her new single, “You Should Be Sad,” its television debut. She also performed an acoustic version of “Finally // beautiful stranger.” Last week, she also paid a fun visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to help with album promotion.

Manic includes the hits “Without Me” and “Graveyard” and features interludes with guest artists SUGA from global superstars BTS, Alanis Morissette and Dominic Fike. Exclusive album/merchandise bundles are now available at Halsey’s online store. The project is Halsey’s third studio album and the follow-up to Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, her chart-topping, platinum-certified 2017 release.

The GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum artist will support her new album with an extensive headline run. Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of the Manic World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, it 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). All tickets for the North American headline dates will include a CD copy of Manic.

Since 2015, Halsey 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 and Billboard. 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.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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