"WITHOUT ME" MARKS HALSEY'S FIRST SOLO SINGLE TO TOP BILLBOARD'S HOT 100
09 JANUARY 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Halsey has teamed up with Juice WRLD to release a new version of her chart-topping, 2x Platinum hit “Without Me.” It is available now on all digital streaming platforms and “Without Me ft. Juice WRLD” can be streamed HERE and the static video can be seen HERE.
The pre-order has also launched for the 7” vinyl edition of “Without Me.” The A-side will feature the original version of the single and the B-side will contain “Without Me – (ILLENIUM REMIX).” Fans who pre-order the vinyl HERE will immediately receive downloads of “Without Me” plus “Without Me – (ILLENIUM REMIX)” and “Without Me ft. Juice WRLD” upon purchase.
“Without Me” is Halsey’s first solo single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2016, she featured on The Chainsmokers’ RIAA Diamond-certified “Closer,” which topped the chart for 12 weeks and earned a GRAMMY nomination. “Without Me” has more than 700 million combined streams and previously topped Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart for six weeks. Rolling Stone said, “[the] defiant new track…boasts an atmospheric blend of synths that swirl around thumping percussion. Halsey delivers a potent vocal performance…” The official video, which can be seen HERE, has racked up over 65 million views.
Released by Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, “Without Me” is Halsey’s first new solo material since the 2017 Platinum-certified album hopeless fountain kingdom, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, it contained such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 3x Platinum “Bad at Love.” "Without Me" comes on the heels of the 2x Platinum-certified hit “Eastside” with Benny Blanco and Khalid, which has earned over one billion cumulative streams. The track was the follow up to her 2x Platinum single with G-Eazy, “Him & I,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Airplay Chart and No. 1 at Top 40 radio.
Halsey went from putting songs on SoundCloud to having her first full length album, BADLANDS, certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release, from couch surfing to witnessing her first tour sell out in minutes to touring globally with sold out dates on five continents (including a sold-out Madison Square Garden performance) and performing for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway. Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over seven billion cumulative streams globally and nearly six million global sales, and appeared on the covers of Nylon, Billboard and Forbes, among others.
After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Halsey continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.”
19-year-old genre-warping musician Juice WRLD is a Chicago-area native who shunned major streaming services and built a massive following on SoundCloud. Within weeks of debuting a video for his smash hit “All Girls Are The Same” in February 2018, Juice landed a record deal with Interscope Records. Soon after signing, his May 2018-released single, “Lucid Dreams,” and “All Girls Are The Same” climbed to the #1 and #2 spots on SoundCloud’s Top 50 chart. These two tracks also brought his Billboard Hot 100 debut in late May, on the same day his first full-length project, Goodbye & Good Riddance, had its release via Grade A Productions/Interscope Records.
Goodbye & Good Riddance quickly shot to the #6 spot on Apple Music’s worldwide Top Albums chart. The album has spent over 30 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #4. “Lucid Dreams” has spent over 33 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #2, and has hit #1 on YouTube’s U.S. Top Songs Chart, #1 on Spotify’s Global Chart, and #2 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs Chart.
He’s received critical acclaim from The New York Times (“one of the year’s most effective hip-hop releases”), Chicago Tribune (“Juice Wrld has captured the minds of [a] generation”), USA Today, Billboard, Complex, FADER and more. Juice, who sold out his debut headlining North American tour and has toured Europe and Australia, will make his debut Coachella debut this spring.