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Chloe X Halle

Halle Bailey is not to be confused with Halle Berry
Chloe x Halle
Chloe & Halle
Background information
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar and Piano
2013 (2013)-present (present)
Labels
Websitechloexhalle.com
MembersChloe Bailey
Halle Bailey

Chloe x Halle is an American R&B duo composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey.

Origins

Chloe and Halle Bailey were born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Los Angeles, California.[1] They first performed as Chloe x Halle by posting covers of pop songs on YouTube. They launched their YouTube channel at the ages of 13 and 11, respectively, with a cover of Beyoncé's "Best Thing I Never Had". Their rendition of "Pretty Hurts" by Beyoncé went viral and drew the attention of the singer herself and in 2015, she signed the sister duo to her management company, Parkwood Entertainment.[2]

Musical career

Chloe x Halle's debut EP, Sugar Symphony, was released April 29, 2016. The EP was accompanied by its singles "Drop" and "Fall". Later in 2016, they made cameo appearances in Beyoncé's Lemonade visual album.[3] They later served as Beyoncé's opening act for the European leg of The Formation World Tour.[4]

In the spring of 2017, Chloe x Halle released their critically acclaimed project, The Two of Us, which featured new music mostly written and produced by the duo. The mixtape was featured on Rolling Stone magazine's Best R&B Albums of 2017 list.[5]

In December 2017, Chloe x Halle released the theme song for the TV series Grown-ish, entitled "Grown". They were added to the cast as series regulars, after initially signing on for recurring roles.[6] Their song "The Kids Are Alright" was featured in the series debut.[7]

On March 23, 2018, the duo released their debut album, The Kids Are Alright.[8] Later, the album and Chloe x Halle were nominated for two Grammy Awards, "Best Urban Contemporary Album" and "Best New Artist", respectively.[9]

"Our debut album The Kids Are Alright means so much to us, it's three years of self-discovery, vulnerability, and growth, all put into one album. We've put our hearts and souls into every lyric, every beat, and we cannot wait for the world to hear."[10]

On May 31, 2018, it was announced that they would be the opening act for the U.S. leg of Beyonce and Jay-Z's On the Run II Tour, alongside DJ Khaled.[11]

Artistry

Chloe x Halle write and arrange all of their songs in their home studio. They also play their own instruments.

Halle considers herself a "jazz-head" and has been listening to Billie Holiday since she was five years. She has cited the singer as one of the major influences on her vocals.[12]

Chloe is inspired by Alternative artists such as Grimes and Björk and loves R&B music.[13][14]

The duo considers their sound as a combination of their music taste.[15]

"My sister and I like to make music that has interesting sounds and nuances."[16]

Other activities

On February 3, 2019, Chloe x Halle sang "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl LIII.[17]

In July 2019, Disney announced that Halle Bailey had been cast as Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, set to be directed by Rob Marshall.[18]

Discography

Studio albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[19]
US
R&B

[20]
The Kids Are Alright[21] 139 19

Extended plays

Title Details
Uncovered
  • Released: September 23, 2013
  • Label: ADED.US
  • Format: Digital download
Sugar Symphony
  • Released: April 29, 2016
  • Label: Parkwood, Columbia
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes

Title Details
The Two of Us
  • Released: March 16, 2017
  • Label: Chloe x Halle
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

Title Year Album
"Drop" 2016 Sugar Symphony
"Fall"
"I Say So" 2017 Non-album single
"Grown" (from Grown-ish) 2018 The Kids Are Alright
"The Kids Are Alright"
"Happy Without Me" (featuring Joey Bada$)
"Who Knew" (from Grown-ish)[22] 2019 Non-album single
"Thinkin Bout Me" (from Grown-ish)[23]

Soundtrack

Title Year Album
"Bougie Party" 2017 Dear White People
"Warrior" 2018 A Wrinkle in Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Shine Bright" Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Be Yourself" 2019 Little
"Wolf at Your Door"[24] For the Throne[25]
"Enchanted" 2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie[26]

Guest appearances

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Lonely Road" 2017 Willow Smith The 1st[27]

Concert tours

Opening act

Filmography

Film

Year Film Chloe Halle
2003 The Fighting Temptations N/A N/A
2006 Last Holiday Anna Tina
2008 Meet the Browns Tosha data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A
2009 Gospel Hill Anna data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A
2012 Let It Shine Choir Members
2012 Joyful Noise OLPT Choir Members
TBA The Little Mermaid N/A Ariel[28]

Television

Year Film Chloe Halle Note
2007 House of Payne N/A Tiffany Episode: "Why Can't We Be Friends"
2013 Austin & Ally Themselves Episode: "Moon Week & Mentors"
2016 Lemonade Themselves "All Night" intro with Ibeyi, Zendaya, and Amandla Stenberg
2018-present Grown-ish[29] Jazlyn Skylar 34 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 NAACP Image Awards[30] Outstanding New Artist Themselves Nominated
2018 BET Awards[31] Best Group Themselves Nominated
BET Her "The Kids Are Alright" Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards[32] Best New Artist Themselves Nominated
Push Artist of the Year Themselves Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards[33] Best Push Artist Themselves Nominated
Soul Train Music Awads[34] Album Of the Year The Kids Are Alright Nominated
2019 Grammy Award[35] Best New Artist Themselves Nominated
Best Urban Contemporary Album The Kids Are Alright Nominated
Berlin Music Video Award[36] Best Editing The Kids Are Alright Won

References

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Chloe x Halle Biography". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Scott, Ellen (May 2, 2015). "Beyoncé signs Youtube stars Chloe and Halle". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "We're going nuts over all of the cameos in Beyonce's Lemonade". Metro. April 24, 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chloe x Halle Reveal They Are Opening for the European Leg of Beyonce's Formation Tour!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Spanos, Brittany; Exposito, Suzy; Reeves, Mosi; Vozick-Levinson, Simon; Johnston, Maura; Levy, Joe; Ofiwe, Michelle (December 20, 2017). "20 Best R&B Albums of 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "'Grown-ish' Season 2 Adds Chloe x Halle as Series Regulars". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Chloe x Halle Release New Song During 'Grown-ish' Premiere". TigerBeat. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Chloe x Halle Announce Debut Album 'The Kids Are Alright,' Reveal Cover Art: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Chloe x Halle". GRAMMY.com. May 12, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Conte, Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment, HJ. "Chloe x Halle | Official Website". www.chloexhalle.com. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Chloe x Halle & DJ Khaled Announced as Openers for Beyonce & JAY-Z's On the Run II Tour". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Spanos, Brittany; Spanos, Brittany (June 23, 2016). "How Chloe x Halle Caught Beyonce's Ear". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ NQ Social (November 19, 2017), Chloe and Halle talks their Individual Artistic Style, retrieved 2019
  14. ^ BUILD Series (November 17, 2017), Chloe x Halle Chat About "Grown-ish", retrieved 2019
  15. ^ "Chloe X Halle On How Their Music Tastes Combine In Their Work [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]". The Rickey Smiley Morning Show. March 2, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ Net-A-Porter. "Everything you need to know about Chloe X Halle". NET-A-PORTER. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Gladys Knight Sings Super Bowl National Anthem". The Recording Academy. February 3, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Disney Finds 'Little Mermaid' Star in Singer Halle Bailey". The Hollywood Reporter. July 3, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Chloe x Halle Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "Chloe x Halle Chart History (Top R&B Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ Braca, Nina (February 21, 2018). "Chloe x Halle Announce Debut Album 'The Kids Are Alright,' Reveal Cover Art: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "who knew - Single by Chloe x Halle". Apple Music. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "thinkin bout me - Single by Chloe x Halle". Apple Music. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ "wolf at your door" out 4/26 #forthethrone". April 16, 2019. Retrieved 2019 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ "'Game of Thrones' Soundtrack 'For the Throne' Features the Weeknd, Travis Scott, ASAP Rocky, and More". Complex. April 9, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  26. ^ "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie", Wikipedia, September 10, 2019, retrieved 2019
  27. ^ "Listen to Willow's Introspective Thoughts on "Romance" o EBONY". EBONY. October 27, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  28. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 3, 2019). "Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid' Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel". Variety. Retrieved 2019.
  29. ^ Petski, Denise (August 30, 2017). "'Grown-ish': 'Black-ish' Spinoff Adds Francia Raisa & Jordan Buhat As Regulars, Chloe x Halle To Recur". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2018.
  30. ^ "Outstanding Male Artist - NAACP Image Awards: 'Birth of a Nation' Scores 6 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018.
  31. ^ "BET Awards". BET.
  32. ^ "MTV VMAs 2018: See The Full List of Nominees Here | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018.
  33. ^ Nickolai, Nate (October 4, 2018). "Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande Lead MTV's 2018 EMA Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 2018.
  34. ^ "2018 Soul Train Awards Exclusive: H.E.R., Bruno Mars & Cardi B Top Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  35. ^ "61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees List". GRAMMY.com. December 7, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  36. ^ url=https://www.berlinmva.com/

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