Who Are Chloe X Halle? 5 Things You Didn't Know About Beyoncé's Protégées
On Sunday at the 2016 BET Awards, Beyoncé's protégées, Chloe X Halle, performed during the show. While some viewers may not have known who the singers were, their performance is surely going to lead to more popularity. Here are five things to know about the girls.
1. They're Sisters
Let's get the obvious out of the way. Chloe and Halle Bailey are sisters from Atlanta, Georgia. The sisters originally attended public school but eventually ended up being homeschooled. Chloe ended up getting her GED after the tenth grade.
2. Chloe Has A Connection With Beyonce
The Bailey sisters got their starts as actors and even though they were only recently signed to Beyoncé's label, Chloe's relationship with Bey goes back further. When she was only three years old, Chloe played the little girl version of Beyoncé in "Fighting Temptations." The movie was Chloe's first gig and she still has a photo of her and Beyoncé.
3. Their "Pretty Hurts" Cover Caught Beyonce's Eye
Just two years ago, Chloe and Halle were still singing covers on YouTube but it was their cover of Beyoncé's "Pretty Hurts" that caught the superstar's eye. The sister's cover went viral, racking up over 11 million views.
4. Halle Looks Up To Jimi Hendrix And Bob Marley
Like many teenage girls, Halle's bedroom is adorned with posters but instead of heartthrobs on the wall, Halle has posters of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley — her guitar idols. Halle also hangs her guitars on her wall. Her main acoustic guitar is named Soul.
5. Beyoncé Helps Them With Their Music
According to a Parkwood record label A&R person, Chloe and Halle have written nearly 150 songs since they've started working with Beyoncé. According to the A&R person, Beyoncé regularly emails the girls feedback and has face-to-face meetings with them. According to Halle, Beyoncé has taught them how to trust their guts. "That’s something Bey brought up to us, how if she hears something in this song or that song, she will combine them into one song,” said Halle.