Halsey has a long list of titles to her name: Grammy-nominated artist, Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter, RIAA diamond-selling hitmaker, and now New York Times best-selling author.
I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry, her debut poetry book that came out on Nov. 10, ranked No. 2 as of Thursday morning (Nov. 19) on The New York Times Best Sellers hardcover fiction list. The 26-year-old was in disbelief over her latest accolade but acknowledged the years of writing, crying and traveling that she endured to get to this moment.
"I woke up to discover that I am a New York Times Best Selling Author. I am kind of in shock," she wrote on social media today, along with a childhood picture of a young glasses-wearing Halsey (real name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) doodling on her knee. "Accolades are sometimes based on weird algorithms and viral hits and luck. But sometimes they are based on a true human connection to the art."