Halsey's Most Memorable Live Performances

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Halsey performs onstage during Day 2 of 2018 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island on June 2, 2018 in New York City. 

Halsey fans are just one week away from seeing their favorite girl tear up the stage at Billboard's Hot 100 Music Festival, which hits Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on August 18 & 19. She's no stranger to the headlining spot, and her explosive performances and sparkling outfits never disappoint.

Since she burst onto the music scene back in 2014, the pop star has delivered live shows full of surprises and emotion, including some new arrangements and special guests. See below for Halsey's most memorable live performances, and find tickets for the festival here.   

Halsey performs a solo version of "Closer."
Her smash collab with the Chainsmokers was inescapable from the moment it was released, playing on every radio station and bar on repeat. During her recent appearance at NYC's Governor's Ball in June, Halsey took the song a step back and performed a new ballad version of the tune, which made the lyrics all the more poignant.

The songstress gets emotional during "Sorry" following G-Eazy breakup.
In early July, Halsey announced her separation from very public boyfriend G-Eazy, and hinted at a cheating scandal on her Twitter page. Soon after, during her performance of "Sorry" on her Michigan tour stop, the singer broke down in tears as she sang, "Someone will love you, But someone isn't me."

G-Eazy surprised Halsey onstage for her birthday.
In a happier memory of the couple, the rapper flew out to Mohegan Sun Arena in September to surprise Halsey on her birthday. He taps her on the shoulder, and her face lights up as he delves into a speech on how much he loves her, leading the crowd into a "Happy Birthday" song.

Halsey becomes a modern day Daisy Buchanan for "Alone."
The singer turned The Voice stage into her own Gatsby-esque party, with colorfully dressed dancers and her own diamond-encrusted attire. Big Sean joined her onstage for the song's remix, adding a bit of hip-hop to the pop tune.

"Colors" gets an acoustic twist.
Halsey performed one of her fan favorites at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony back in 2016, where smoothly mused over just a piano accompaniment. 

Lauren Jauregui joins Good Morning America "Strangers" performance.
The celeb besties teamed up in New York City for a fun performance of their duet, "Strangers." The two showcased their impressive range as their vocals blend together perfectly. 

Halsey strips down "Without Me" for the 2019 BBMAs
Decked in a red leather body suit, Halsey added the emotion to the already-poignant smash hit by adding an orchestra and billowing smoke. She and a dancer moved together to articulate the song's drama.

She joins BTS for energetic "Boy With Luv" performance
Her second BBMAs performance of the night was a first-ever performance of her infectious BTS collab, "Boy With Luv." Following the retro movie theater theme of the music video, Halsey donned a suit with the boys as they broke into characteristic K-pop choreography. The crowd roared as the performance came to a close.

"Nightmare" takes The Voice finale
Halsey's angry girl power theme made its way to the televised work when the pop star performed it on The Voice finale. The stage became dystopian world full of piping and tubes hanging from the ceiling. In the spirit of female protest, she and her all-female dancers hold up newspapers that read, “It’s Our Turn!” 


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