Halsey To Receive Prestigious Award From Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Halsey will be honored with the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 13th in New York City.
Created in 2004, the Hal David Starlight Award – named for legendary lyricist and SHOF Chairman Emeritus Hal David – supports young songwriters whose original music has made a significant impact on the industry.
Halsey’s music has earned over seven billion streams globally, eight million global sales, and 18 RIAA certifications. Her most recent album, 2017’s hopeless fountain kingdom, hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard chart, and her single "Without Me" topped the Hot 100 last fall.
"I’ve watched Halsey grow over the last five years and every record seems to be better than the last one, so I’m delighted that she’s being recognized in this much deserved way," SHOF Chair and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nile Rodgers says in a statement.
Fellow inductees this year include Missy Elliott, producer/songwriter Dallas Austin and Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens.
Halsey joins previous Hal David Starlight Award recipients including Sara Bareilles, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Drake, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, and Rob Thomas.