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Halsey Parts Ways With Capitol Records

According to the representative for the superstar singer, Halsey and Capitol Records have formally parted ways.

In a statement about the professional separation, Halsey’s managers, Anti-Pop’s Jason Aron and Anthony Li, said “After eight great years the decision to leave Capitol is bittersweet, but we are excited about exploring a new partnership and sharing new music with fans,”

A spokesperson for Capitol Records wrote to Billboard “Everyone at Capitol poured their hearts and souls into helping Halsey achieve their dreams and present their music to the world. We are incredibly proud of all we accomplished together, and wish Halsey the very best in all their future endeavors.”

In May of last year Halsey (born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) publicly spoke out against Capitol alleging that the label refused to release their next single, “So Good,” without a viral TikTok campaign attached to it. When her TikTok explaining the situation actually went viral, the artist grew more frustrated that the song wasn’t immediately given a firm release date. At the time the pop star stated “My record company is saying that I can’t release it unless they can fake a viral moment on TikTok … Everything is marketing and they are doing this to basically every artist these days. I just wanna release music, man. And I deserve better tbh.”

In a statement sent to Billboard, a Capitol Music Group spokesperson responded to Halsey’s posts at the time with “Our belief in Halsey as a singular and important artist is total and unwavering. We can’t wait for the world to hear their brilliant new music.”

After the rocky road to release, “So Good” officially debuted in June 2022, and in February, Halsey released a solo version of the Post Malone collaboration “Die 4 Me.”

Halsey’s latest full-length studio LP, 2021’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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Author: Saul Goode

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