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Chloe x Halle is an R&B musical duo consisting of sisters Chloe (born July 1, 1998) and Halle Bailey (born March 27, 2000). Both are self-taught musicians and singers since they were children. After a few minor acting roles and appearances, they caught the attention of pop/R&B superstar Beyoncé with a cover of her song "Pretty Hurts" on their YouTube channel (titled Chloe X Halle). She signed the sisters to her management company, in which their career started in earnest. They have gone on tour with Beyoncé's and received recognition for their singles, mixtapes and first album but it was their critically-acclaimed album Ungodly Hour which led to their breakout into the mainstream.

They are also actresses, making appearances in a few films and television series, most notably the series grown•ish (in which they even sing the theme song). In 2019, Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of their animated film The Little Mermaid (1989). While Halle filmed the movie, Chloe embarked on solo projects, going by the mononym of Chlöe.

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And Halle Bailey is not to be confused with Halle Berry, which many people did when Bailey's Little Mermaid role was announced.


Discography

Studio Albums

  • The Kids Are Alright (2018)
  • Ungodly Hour (2020)

EPs and Mixtapes

  • Uncovered (2013)
  • Sugar Symphony (2016)
  • The Two of Us (2017)

Filmography

As a duo

Film

Television

Chloe Bailey

Film

Halle Bailey

Film
  • The Little Mermaid (TBA) - Ariel

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  • Afrofuturism: The aesthetics for their second album sometimes play into Afrofuturistic looks.
  • Boastful Rap: All of the guest stars on the remix of "Do It". Chloe's debut solo single "Have Mercy" is also this, where she raps about her sex appeal.
  • Commitment Issues: "Ungodly Hour" (the song) is about two people who are clearly into each other, but the woman subject of the song knows the man is not ready to commit. So she tells him to find himself and tells him to meet her at the "ungodly hour," or at her worst.
  • Cover Version: In 2021, Chloe released a cover of Nina Simone's song "Feeling Good".
  • Curse Cut Short: "Busy Boy" features the lyrics "It's four o'clock/You sendin' me too many pictures of your..." and the last word is covered with a laugh. Chloe said the word is "junk," but considering the first line, many of their fans don't buy that.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "Grown" is the theme song for grown•ish as well as a track on their first album.
  • Freestyle Version: In 2020 and 2021, Chloe released several of these. They are almost Cover Versions, although have some rewritten lyrics, making them more remixes/freestyles rather than straight covers.
  • Friendship Song: "Do It," which is a song about just hanging out with your girlfriends.
  • Genre Throwback: "Don't Make It Harder On Me", a ballad that's reminiscent of 60's style Motown pop-soul.
  • Girl Group: Chloe X Halle is a two-person girl group.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Chlöe's "Have Mercy" portrays her like this, where she turns a man into stone at the end of the video.
  • Hotter and Sexier: "Have Mercy" by Chlöe is much edgier and explicit than anything released from Chole x Halle. Chlöe is full on Ms. Fanservice in the video as well.
  • In Da Club: "Do It" is about this as well, just being in the club with your besties.
  • R&B / Contemporary R&B: Their music is in this genre, sometimes sliding into PBR&B.
  • Three Minutes of Writhing: Chlöe's "Have Mercy" is this in spades.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Chloe herself raps on the end of the remix of "Do It".
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