It’s 4 years since Halsey launched her superb Badlands album and the singer shared an emotional message to followers thanking them for making the album theirs.
Badlands was Halsey’s first studio album, launched in 2015, and which featured songs together with New Americana and Ghost.
She posted: ‘4 years ago today I released my first baby BADLANDS. I was absolutely terrified. Now bare [sic] with me cause I don’t normally get preachy about numbers and all that s**t however I need a few of you guys to know this.
‘In its first week it bought over 115,000 copies, and 97,000 of these had been pure gross sales. These statistics won’t imply so much to some, however to me it meant my very first thing I ever made was particular sufficient for folks to wish to OWN.
‘In a world where people purchase albums less and less. It went platinum and so did 6 individual singles including 2 deluxe edition B sides. It has streamed over 1 billion times (!!!!!!!!!!) Because you guys took this and made it yours.’
The singer – whose actual identify is Ashley Frangipane – added: ‘You decided what parts of the story mattered to you. You weren’t fed some components. None of those songs had been radio hits or rigorously positioned methods. They had been yours to find the way you needed to.
‘It’s yours. It’s at all times been yours. And also you taught me find out how to be an artist who tells an entire story, and spares no particulars. I like you.’
Halsey, 24, shared the message alongside a throwback picture from the Badlands period, full along with her blue hair as she posed subsequent to a poster selling the album.
Followers had been fast to congratulate her, posting: ‘4 years omfg, feeling old’, ‘so unbelievably proud of you’ and ‘Truly a masterpiece’.
Halsey has since launched her second album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom in 2017 in addition to a string of huge hits together with Eastside with Benny Blanco and Khalid and With out Me.
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