Who is Chris Frangipane?

Christopher ‘Chris’ Frangipane was born in the United States; the actual date and place of his birth hasn’t been revealed officially, but was apparently in 1973 in New Jersey. He is a car sales manager, but probably best recognized for being the father of famous American pop singer-songwriter Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, a.k.a. Halsey.

How rich is he, as of now? Chris Frangipane Net Worth

As of early 2021, Chris Frangipane’s net worth is close to $1 million, acquired through his career as a sales manager. Moreover, he may well enjoy the wealth of his daughter Halsey, whose fortune is estimated at $16 million, earned through her successful involvement in the music industry.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Chris Frangipane was apparently raised by his parents, however, there is no information in the media about their names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether he has siblings or not. Chris holds American nationality, and is of African-American and Irish descent. After completing his high school education, Chris enrolled into Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, from which he would eventually graduate in 1997.

Professional Career

Prior to becoming a car sales manager, Chris Frangipane spent some time working various odd jobs to earn enough money for his family.

He started pursuing his career as a sales manager in December 2003, when he got a job at Ayers Chevrolet. According to his LinkedIn account, he worked there for the next ten years, and then went on to work as a general sales manager for Prestige Volvo in November 2013. After working there for a year and a half, Chris left the company to joined Rossis Chevrolet Buick GMC as a general sales manager, remaining there until April 2017.

Father of Three Children

Chris Frangipane met the love of his life, Halsey’s mother Nicole, while they were attending the same college. They immediately hit it off and became romantically involved; in no time Nicole became pregnant, and both of them quit their education to prepare for the baby.

In 1994, their daughter Halsey was born. Four years later, Nicole gave birth to their second child, a son named Sevian Frangipane, and the couple welcomed another son named Dante in 2005. Chris and Nicole are still going strong; their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Who Is His Daughter? Halsey Short Wiki/Bio

Halsey was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 29 September 1994, in Edison, New Jersey USA. She spent her early childhood moving frequently with her family, since their parents worked many different jobs to make ends meet – she attended six schools by the time she became a teenager.

After being bullied by other classmates while in high school, Halsey tried to commit suicide at the age of 17; thereafter, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Halsey matriculated from Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, New Jersey in 2012, then furthered her education at the Rhode Island School of Design, however, she had to quit since she couldn’t pay the tuition. She then attended a community college, but eventually dropped out, at which time Halsey was also kicked out of her home, so she spent some time living in a basement in Manhattan, then a New York homeless shelter, until she moved in with her maternal grandmother.

Career Beginnings

Halsey developed her love for music very early, playing the cello, violin, and viola by the age of 14, when she learnt to play the acoustic guitar. While living with her grandmother, Halsey started to perform at local night clubs, concurrently also beginning to write music.

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Her big break came when she wrote the song “Ghost”, and uploaded it on SoundCloud in February 2014. The song became popular, and led her to sign a contract with Astralwerks Records. Thereafter, she went on a tour with The Kooks in August 2014, after which she released her debut EP entitled “Room 93” in October of the same year. It reached No. 159 on the US Billboard 200, and No. 3 on the Top Heatseekers chart.

Rise to Fame

In August 2015, Halsey made public her debut studio album, “Badlands”, which received positive reviews from music critics. The album debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and was certified Platinum twice by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It includes four singles, “Ghost”, “Castle”, “Colors”, and “New Americana”, all of which were also certified Platinum in the US. The single “New Americana” peaked at No. 60 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Thereafter, she featured in Justin Bieber’s song “The Feeling” for his 2015 studio album “Purpose”, then co-wrote and featured in the single “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, which achieved enormous commercial success, and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 consecutive weeks, earning her a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Continued Success

In January 2017, Halsey issued the single “Not Afraid Anymore”, which appeared on the soundtrack of the 2017 film “Fifty Shades Darker”. She then launched the lead single from her second studio album, entitled “Now Or Never”, which reached No. 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was certified Platinum twice by the RIAA.

Her second studio album, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”, was finally put out in June of the same year, and topped the US Billboard 200 as well as the Canadian Albums Chart. Thereafter, she went on the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour to promote it, and dropped two more singles, “Bad At Love” which peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and “Him & I”, feat. G-Eazy, which reached No. 14 on the same chart. Halsey then featured in Thirty Seconds to Mars’ song “Love Is Madness”, and made public the single “Alone” with Big Sean and Stefflon Don.

Further Work

In 2018, Halsey collaborated with Khalid and Benny Blanco on the single “Eastside”, which reached No. 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later that year, she was a key advisor in the 15th season of the American version of the reality singing competition show “The Voice”.

Besides that, Halsey provided her voice to Wonder Woman in the animated superhero musical-comedy film “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies”, and guest-starred as herself in Bradley Cooper’s musical romantic drama film “A Star Is Born”, also in 2018. In October of the same year, she released her first single via Capitol Records entitled “Without Me”, which became her first solo number one single, since it topped the US Billboard Hot 100, and was certified three-times Platinum by the RIAA.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In early 2019, Halsey collaborated with Juice WRLD on the remix of her single “Without Me”, after which she launched the song “11 Minutes” with Yungblud and featuring Travis Barker, and featured on BTS’ song “Boy With Luv”.

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She then started work on her third studio album, released the single “Nightmare” which reached No. 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, followed by two singles – “Graveyard” and “Clementine”.

Her third studio album, entitled “Manic”, out came in January 2020, and peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved Platinum certification. In the summer of 2020, Halsey put out her second EP – “Collabs” – and her debut live album, Badlands (Live from Webster Hall), after which she published her first book of poetry “I Would Leave Me If I Could” in November of the same year. It’s been announced that she will provide her voice to Portia in the upcoming animated musical comedy film “Sing 2”.

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Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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