Sensationally skilled sisters!
Get to know wise beyond their years and talented beyond words, Chloe and Halle Bailey, 18 and 20, who are currently on tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z!
We recently caught up with the young starlets to get the inside scoop on all things Chloe x Halle! They dished on the message behind their gushing with girl-power album “The Kids Are Alright,” starring on Freeform’s “Grown-ish,” alongside Yara Shahidi and the power of sisterhood.
“Like any musician, we want to win Grammys, perform in the biggest arenas…but we just hope to grow as human beings and young women first, and then everything will fall into place.”
How did you get your start?
Chloe: We started singing together when we were five and seven years old. Eventually we posted a cover of Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had” and it blew up unexpectedly. Fast-forward a year and a half, Beyoncé signed us to Parkwood Entertainment, and bam, the rest is history!
What does The Kids Are Alright mean to you?
Chloe: It’s just us being young girls. With all of the crazy things going on in the world, a lot of people worry about us, this generation, but we got this! We are smarter than people think, and the kids will be alright. The inspiration has definitely come from our lives and what we’ve experienced, putting that all into positivity and art and creating this album.
Is there one track on the album that stands out as your favorite?
Halle: “Warrior” speaks to that power we hold within us. That was something that was a really important message for us to put on there because these songs are really just our diary entries. We’re young girls going through the process of growing up, feeling insecure and reminding ourselves we’re beautiful inside and out. “Warrior” is a mantra: You’re a warrior and you can be anything you want to be.
Is it scary sharing your personal thoughts and emotions in your music?
Halle: It’s a beautiful thing because people can learn from it and relate to it, and it’s just that power we all possess, having the greatness to speak out and allow others to hear us.
Do you have a favorite original lyric?
Chloe: “I got money everywhere” from “Everywhere.” Whenever I play that song, I feel like I’m on top of the world, and it just always makes me feel empowered.
What’s your favorite thing about being on “Grown-ish”?
Halle: We feel so grateful to be a part of “Grown-ish” because they touch on prevalent social topics and because they’re showing reality and they’re so culturally aware. We have always thought representation for young black girls is so important. And it’s so special to know that we’re possibly inspiring some other little girls out there.
Is there anything fans would be surprised to know about the show?
Chloe: A lot of people love the theme song, but don’t realize that is it Jazz and Sky singing! We wrote that in 30 minutes, the lyrics, production, and everything. It just makes us so happy hearing it every week and knowing that people have loved the theme song!
What does it mean to be able to do all of this with your sister by your side?
Chloe: She’s my best friend, and it’s just so supportive and wonderful having someone there who understands exactly what you’re going through. Whenever we’re really, really happy, or whenever we’re really, really sad, I’m just so grateful to be on this journey with her!