Chloe x Halle

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Chloe x Halle
Chloe & Halle
Background information
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Instruments Piano, Guitar
Years active2013 (2013)–present (present)
Labels
Websitechloexhalle.com
MembersChloe Bailey
Halle Bailey

Chloe x Halle (stylized as CHLOE X HALLE) is a Grammy-nominated American contemporary R&B duo, made up of two sisters named Chloe and Halle Bailey (born July 1, 1998, and March 27, 2000, respectively).

Career[edit]

Chloe x Halle first started by doing covers of pop songs on YouTube. It was their rendition of Beyoncé's "Pretty Hurts" that caught the attention of Beyoncé herself, as well as her label Parkwood Entertainment imprint in 2015.

Their debut EP, Sugar Symphony, was released on 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[1]. They later served as Beyoncé's opening act for the European leg of The Formation World Tour.[2]

In the spring of 2017, Chloe x Halle released their self-described, "This is not an album" and "not really a mixtape" critically acclaimed project, The Two of Us, which featured brand new music mostly written and produced by the duo. The project is featured on Rolling Stones's Best R&B Albums of 2017 list.[3]

In December 2017, Chloe x Halle released the theme song for Grown-ish (the Black-ish spin-off) entitled "Grown". They were added to the cast as series regulars, after initially signing on for recurring roles.[4] They then followed-up quickly by releasing their debut album title track "The Kids Are Alright," featured prominently in the series debut episode.[5]

On March 23, 2018, the duo finally released their debut album "The Kids Are Alright", written and executively produced by themselves.

"Our debut album The Kids Are Alright means so much to us," state Chloe x Halle. "This is 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."[6]

"The Kids Are Alright" also features "Warrior", from the "A Wrinkle in Time" soundtrack.

On May 31, 2018, it was announced that they would serve as the opening act for the US leg of Beyonce and Jay-Z's On the Run II Tour, alongside DJ Khaled[7].

On February 3, 2019, Chloe x Halle sang "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl LIII.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[9]
US
R&B

[10]
The Kids Are Alright[11] 139 19

Extended plays[edit]

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[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Drop" 2016 Sugar Symphony (EP)
"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$)

Soundtrack[edit]

Title Year Album
"Bougie Party" 2017 Dear White People (TV series)
"Warrior" 2018 A Wrinkle in Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Lonely Road" 2017 Willow Smith The 1st[12]

Concert tours[edit]

Opening act

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Chloe Halle
2003 The Fighting Temptations Little Lilly N/A
2006 Last Holiday Anna Tina
2008 Meet the Browns Tosha N/A
2009 Gospel Hill Anna N/A
2012 Let It Shine Singer Coral
2012 Joyful Noise OLPT Choir Member

Television[edit]

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 (visual album) Themselves All Night intro with Ibeyi, Zendaya, and Amandla Stenberg
2018 Grown-ish[13] Jazlyn Skylar Recurring characters for the first three episodes, then series regulars

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 NAACP Image Awards[14] Outstanding New Artist Themselves Nominated
2018 BET Awards[15] Best Group Themselves Nominated
BET Her "The Kids Are Alright" Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards[16] Best New Artist Themselves Nominated
Push Artist of the Year Themselves Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards[17] Best Group Themselves Nominated
Best Push Artist Themselves Nominated
Soul Train Music Awads[18] Album Of the Year "The Kids Are Alright" Nominated
2019 Grammy Award[19] Best New Artist Themselves Nominated
Best Urban Contemporary Album "The Kids Are Alright" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We're going nuts over all of the cameos in Beyonce's Lemonade". Metro. April 24, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chloe x Halle Reveal They Are Opening for the European Leg of Beyonce's Formation Tour!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Ofiwe, Brittany Spanos,Suzy Exposito,Mosi Reeves,Simon Vozick-Levinson,Maura Johnston,Joe Levy,Michelle (December 20, 2017). "20 Best R&B Albums of 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "'Grown-ish' Season 2 Adds Chloe x Halle as Series Regulars". Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chloe x Halle Release New Song During "Grown-ish" Premiere | TigerBeat". tigerbeat.com. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Chloe x Halle Announce Debut Album 'The Kids Are Alright,' Reveal Cover Art: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Chloe x Halle & DJ Khaled Announced as Openers for Beyonce & JAY-Z's On the Run II Tour". Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Gladys Knight Sings Super Bowl National Anthem". GRAMMY.com. February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Chloe x Halle Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Chloe x Halle Chart History (Top R&B Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Braca, Nina (February 21, 2018). "Chloe x Halle Announce Debut Album 'The Kids Are Alright,' Reveal Cover Art: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Listen to Willow's Introspective Thoughts on "Romance" • EBONY". EBONY. October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  13. ^ 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 August 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "Outstanding Male Artist - NAACP Image Awards: 'Birth of a Nation' Scores 6 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "BET Awards". BET.
  16. ^ "MTV VMAs 2018: See The Full List of Nominees Here | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  17. ^ Nickolai, Nate (October 4, 2018). "Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande Lead MTV's 2018 EMA Nominations". Variety. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  18. ^ "2018 Soul Train Awards Exclusive: H.E.R., Bruno Mars & Cardi B Top Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees List". GRAMMY.com. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.

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