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KOKOnista Of The Day: Chloe X Halle Are Music Superstars Duo Oozing Youthful Eclectic Vibes

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Nobody has been doing lockdown performances like Chloe x Halle. Chloe x Halle is an R&B duo composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey. They are really a breath of fresh air.

Chloe Elizabeth Bailey and Halle Lynn Bailey, were born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 1, 1998 and March 27, 2000, respectively. The two were raised in Mableton, Georgia by their parents Courtney and Doug Bailey, and later moved with them to Los Angeles in mid 2012.

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While in Georgia, the two played minor acting roles in films, including The Fighting Temptations (2003), starring Beyoncé, and the Disney television film Let It Shine (2012). Their dad began teaching them how to write songs at the ages of 10 and eight. They launched a YouTube channel at the ages of 13 and 11 respectively, with a cover of Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had”. They first performed as Chloe x Halle when uploading covers of pop songs onto this channel.
The duo made their talk show debut when they appeared on The Ellen Show in April 2012. They were crowned by Radio Disney as the winners of the fifth season of The Next Big Thing in December 2012, and consequently made a cameo appearance in the Disney series Austin & Ally performing the song “Unstoppable” in September 2013.

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After gaining prominence with their YouTube videos and Disney projects, the duo independently released a four-track project titled Uncovered in September 2013. The release was made up of covers of the pop songs “Applause”, “We Can’t Stop” “Roar” and “Wrecking Ball”. Their December 2013 rendition of “Pretty Hurts” by Beyoncé went viral and drew the attention of the singer herself. In 2015, she signed the sister duo to her management company, Parkwood Entertainment with a reported $1 million deal for six albums. The duo made a cameo appearance in her visual album Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016), and accepted the BET Award for Viewer’s Choice on her behalf in 2016.

They subsequently released the EP Sugar Symphony (2016) and the mixtape The Two of Us (2017).

The duo gained further prominence after starring in the sitcom Grown-ish (2018–present) and releasing their debut album The Kids Are Alright (2018), for which they earned two Grammy Award nominations including Best New Artist. In 2020, they released their second studio album Ungodly Hour, which earned them another three Grammy Award nominations. The album’s lead single “Do It” became the duo’s first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Photo Credit: Getty

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