Young Black Hollywood Live Artists of the Week Chloe x Halle, Stars of Grown-ish.

Written by: Chelsie Overocker – March 18th 2020, 11:30am pst

R&B artists Chloe and Halle Bailey (professionally known as Chloe x Halle) are successful music artists and actresses who keep thriving out in Hollywood.

They first launched their music career by posting covers of pop songs and uploading the videos onto their Youtube channel.

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They drew the attention of (Queen B) Beyonce when they did a cover of her song, Pretty Hurts, when it went viral. Beyonce saw Chloe and Halle as Queens themselves when she signed them to her management company, Parkwood Entertainment.

Chloe and Halle received a call from Beyonce who was gushing over their skills, letting the duo know they are heading in the right direction.

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Beyonce believed in the sisters so much that they both made an appearance in Beyonce’s music video Lemonade alongside pop-culture legends; Serena Williams, Zendaya, and Amanda Stenberg. According to Rolling Stone, Halle called the experience humbling and considered herself and her sister lucky to be a part of Beyonce’s big project.

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“What a time to be alive. Just to even witness somebody like Beyonce make such a statement and invite us…how lucky are we?”

Chloe x Halle went on to produce more music and released a hit single, The Two of Us, which was featured in Rolling Stone’s magazine Best R&B Albums of 2017 list.
The talented duo continued to rise with their music career when they were nominated in 2018 for two Grammy Awards; Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best New Artists.

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Aside from the success they have gained with their music the sisters support each other. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Chloe says she loves seeing her sister grow as an artist.

“In rehearsals I’ll just see her freestyling and doing all of these incredible acrobatics on the guitar, and I’m like, whoa that’s my sister.” Chloe adds, “I’m so proud of her.”

Whoa Chloe! You are an awesome big sister and we are proud of both of you. No matter how successful these two sisters are they will always stick by one another and lift each other up.

Not only are the Bailey sisters talented music artists but they are actresses. In 2017, Chloe x Halle released the theme song for the TV Series Grown-ish (the spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish). They were soon added to the cast as regulars and starred as twin sisters (Sky and Jazz) on the series.

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The sisters continue to grow with their acting careers. Recently, Halle has been cast to play Ariel in Disney’s live action film The Little Mermaid.

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Halle did receive racist backlash from critics about her being cast for the role. The 19 year old opened up to Variety that she does not pay attention to negative comments.

“I feel like I’m dreaming and I’m just grateful and I don’t pay attention to negativity. I just feel like this role was something bigger than me and greater and it’s going to be beautiful. I’m just so excited to be a part of it.”

Well said, Halle.  Keep on dreaming and let the haters keep on hating. We are on your side.

Another person who is on Halle’s side is Serria Boggess who played the role of Ariel on Broadway. At a pop culture event someone addressed the controversy about Halle being cast and Boggess didn’t hold back.

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“I think the most important thing is to tell the story,”she states, “We have, as a family, raised our children and…ourselves…(in such a way) that we don’t see anything that’s different on the outside. I think that the spirit of the character is what really matters. What you bring to the table in a character as far as their heart and their spirit is what really counts.”

We couldn’t agree more, Sierra! What a great valuable statement that we can all share with our families and use for ourselves.

We can’t wait to see the live action film when it’s released and let’s be honest: we all can’t wait to hear Halle sing the iconic song Part of Your World.

Halle isn’t the only one preparing for a big role. Chloe got cast to be in a new thriller, The Georgetown Project. The storyline is about an actor who might be slipping back into his past addictions while shooting a horror film.

Looks like Chloe is going to have us sitting on the edge of our seats with this new role.

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We are excited to see the sisters taking on new projects, but, hopefully, Chloe x Halle can start producing some new music soon! They will always make the most dynamic duo.


About The Author:

Chelsie Overocker is a host for AfterBuzz TV and Black Hollywood Live. She grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing.

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