Halsey Joins Columbia Records After Leaving the Capitol Music Group

Variety says that Halsey has signed a deal with Columbia Records.

This news comes just two months after Halsey left the record company they had been with for a long time, Capitol Music Group.

This move is interesting because it brings Halsey, who uses she/they pronouns, back to the record company that gave them one of their biggest hits to date.

Halsey sang co-lead vocals on the Chainsmokers’ and Halsey’s song “Closer,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks in 2016.

In 2018, Halsey had another No. 1 hit with the song “Without You.”

Halsey first signed with Capitol’s Astralwerks label in 2013, and she quickly became one of the label’s most important acts. But their strong desire to be independent often put them at odds with the label.

Halsey went public with another dispute with Capitol Music Group about TikTok content requests last year.

Halsey’s four albums have all reached either No. 1 or No. 2 on the Billboard 200 list. All three of their first records, Badlands, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, and Manic, were certified double-platinum.

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, which came out in August 2021 and was made by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, got good reviews from critics but didn’t sell as well as their other albums.