HALSEY’S IF I CAN’T HAVE LOVE, I WANT POWER ENTERS CHARTS AT NO. 1
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“HALSEY IS A TOTAL NATURAL HERE, UNAFRAID TO SHARE DEEP, DARK THOUGHTS WITH THE LISTENER, READY TO CUT LOOSE AMID THE DIN OF SINISTER SYNTHS AND PUNISHING GUITARS.” – VULTURE
“ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR” – BILLBOARD
“AN INDUSTRIAL-LEANING MASTERPIECE” – SPIN
09 SEPTEMBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Halsey’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power – hailed as their best album yet by Pitchfork and Vulture and as “one of the best albums of the year” by Billboard – debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart, marking their third consecutive release to top the tally. It’s the follow-up to the Platinum-certified Manic, released in January 2020. If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power also topped Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts and claimed the #01 position on the Spotify Top 10 Global Album Debuts chart. It entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 2. Download / stream If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power HERE.
In an explosive first week at radio, “i am not a woman, i’m a god” was #1 Most Added at Top 40 while “You asked for this” was #1 Most Added at the Alternative format. The official video for “i am not a woman, i’m a god,” which can be viewed HERE, is from IMAX Experience: Halsey Presents If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, which sold out in over 70 locations and grossed over $735K from limited showtimes around the globe. Deadline examined the success of the screenings in this feature.
The GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Platinum artist reunited with producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for an in-depth conversation about If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, moderated by Lizzy Goodman. View HERE. Among the many topics they cover are the trust of Halsey’s fans, the untraditional path to releasing the album, and David Bowie. Halsey, who was recently named as Shazam’s Artist of the Week, also spoke at length with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. Listen HERE.
Vulture observed, “Halsey is a total natural here, unafraid to share deep, dark thoughts with the listener, ready to cut loose amid the din of sinister synths and punishing guitars.” The New York Times noted, “Halsey and Nine Inch Nails have so much in common: skill at generating drama through sheer sound, along with a willingness to admit the worst.” Declaring the results “spectacular,” Stereogum said, “With each successive release, Halsey’s creative output got bolder, more inventive, more captivating.” SPIN noted, “Halsey is not a woman, they’re a rock God. And IICHLIWP proves she’s earned the title.”
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Halsey has amassed more than 31 billion combined global streams to date, including more than 12.5 billion U.S. streams, and sold nearly 17 million adjusted album units worldwide. They continue to push creative boundaries, exerting an influence and impact beyond music. Her first book, I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry, debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers list last November. Named as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2020, they have won over 20 awards, including an AMA, MTV VMA, GLAAD Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hal David Starlight Award and a CMT Music Award. Halsey recently introduced about-face, a multi-dimensional makeup line for made for everyone. They continue to speak up for important causes such as disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community.