Halsey has come a long way in her life. After years of struggling, working to make ends meet, she is now one of today's highly celebrated artists.

In fact, she made it to TIME's 100 most influential people in the world in 2020. Apart from her music, the 27-year-old celebrity has worked on various advocacies, including suicide prevention awareness and racial justice protests.

Looking back, though, the "Colors" singer had lots of "odd jobs," according to Globe. She even took license photos at the DMV, adding that she gave "grimacing drivers a second shot."

The report from the magazine came after Halsey, herself, answered some fan questions on social media earlier this month. People released an article about the matter, detailing some of the revelations that the singer gave to her followers.

As noted, the "Boy with Luv" singer had "loads" of "normal" jobs before entering the world of entertainment. She did not mention "odd," though, as what tabloids had printed.

She mentioned, however, that she, indeed, became a DMV photographer. Alongside taking license photos, she, also, worked as a "nanny, server, busses, hostess, delivery person, and receptionist."

The same publication, later on, recalled the moment Halsey talked about being "essentially homeless" after quitting community college. As reported, their parents kicked them out upon learning about their decision to drop out of school.

During this period, she would buy Red Bull and drink it to stay up all night "over the course of two or three days. She explained that "it was less dangerous to not sleep than it was to sleep somewhere random and maybe get raped or kidnapped."

The singer consequently opened up about having only $9 in her bank account back then. She even reportedly considered prostitution to make money.

Despite all the hardships, music is said to have paved the way for Halsey to "express her feelings." It, also, served as an "escape from her chaotic household," according to Cheat Sheet.

As for her big break, it seemingly began when she got an invite to a party in Newark. She met a "music person," leading her to make collaborations.

Upon the meeting, she wrote the song, "Ghost," and published it on SoundCloud. It is the music production that led her to her career today.

Halsey or Ashley Nicolette Frangipane has already released four studio albums, with "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" being the latest on the list. She has a total of 14 extended plays and 24 singles, alongside a live album.