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 actors, making appearances in a few films and television series, most notably the series grownish (in which they even sing the theme song). In 2019, Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Disney's live-action remake of their 1989 animated film of the same name. While Halle filmed the movie, Chloe embarked on solo projects, going by the mononym of Chlöe.
And Halle Bailey is not to be confused with Halle Berry, which many people did when Bailey's Little Mermaid role was announced.
Studio Albums as a Duo
- The Kids Are Alright (2018)
- Ungodly Hour (2020)
EPs and Mixtapes as a Duo
- Uncovered (2013)
- Sugar Symphony (2016)
- The Two of Us (2017)
- Chloe Bailey - Chlöe (2022)
As a duoFilm
- grownish (2018-2022) - Jazlyn, Skylar, main rolesnote , guest role in season 5note
- The Fighting Temptations (2003) - Young Lilly
- Meet The Browns (2008) - Tosha
- Gospel Hill (2009) - Anna
- Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky - the Moon (2021) - short film
- Jane (2022) - Izzy
- The Little Mermaid (2023) - Ariel
- ''The Color Purple' (TBA) - Young Nettie Harris
- Auto-Tune: On "Treat Me", Chloe uses a vocoder throughout the song, it can most notably be heard on the outro. She later said that Imogen Heap, one of her favorite artists, was a major influence of the choice to use the vocoder.
- Boastful Rap: Chloe's debut solo single "Have Mercy", 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 grownish, on which the sisters play main characters, as well as a track on their first album.
- Freestyle Version: Chloe started to release several of these beginning in 2020, singing over the beats of popular songs for usually one verse. 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 2020's ballad that's reminiscent of 60's style Motown pop-soul.
- Girl Group: Chloe X Halle is a two-person girl group.
- Hotter and Sexier: "Have Mercy" by Chlöe is much edgier and explicit than anything released from Chloe 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.
- Self-Titled Album: Chlöe's debut solo album is simply titled Chlöe.
- A Wild Rapper Appears!: Chloe herself raps on the end of the remix of "Do It".