Grammy-Nominated Singer and Actress
Halle Bailey is one of the most exciting and talented young actresses working in Hollywood today. Halle just landed the lead role of “Ariel” in the live-action remake of Disney’s iconic film, The Little Mermaid, which will be directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Halle can currently be seen as track star ‘Sky Forster’ on Freeform’s Grown-ish, the hit spin-off of the Golden Globe-winning ABC series Black-ish. A true multi-hyphenate, Halle and her sister, Chloe, were nominated for two Grammy Awards, including “Best New Artist” and “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for their critically acclaimed debut album, The Kids Are Alright. Together with her sister Halle, Chloe also wrote and performed the theme song for their show Grown-ish, titled ‘Grown’. Chloe and Halle also appeared in Beyonce’s groundbreaking visual album Lemondae, and made their runway debut this past year walking in the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week.
Performers since they were toddlers, the Baileys have appeared in a number of films (Joyful Noise, Meet the Browns, The Last Holiday, The Fighting Temptations), theater plays, and commercials. But the foundation of their creativity and true passion lies in making music together. Wanting to share their music with the world, the multi-talented singer/songwriters and musicians (Chloe plays the piano and Halle, the guitar) turned to the Internet to reach as many people as possible. What initially started as a concept to cover some of their favorite pop hits soon became a huge viral success amassing nearly 2M subscribers on YouTube. The girls caught Beyonce’s attention with their cover of her song “Pretty Hurts”; Beyonce shared the video on her Facebook page, and a year later signed the girls to her label Parkwood Entertainment.
With a newfound spotlight, Chloe x Halle soon found themselves performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Disney Channel, and coming in first place for season 5 of Radio Disney's “Next Best Thing” competition. The girls have since performed at major events including the BET Awards, Essence Fest, BeautyCon, SXSW, and the White House Easter Egg Roll, where they were personally introduced by Michelle Obama. Their song “Bougie Party” off their mixtape The Two of Us has over 300,000 plays on Spotify and was featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix feature Dear White People.
While similar in many ways, both girls are deeply connected to nature, maintain vegan diets, and have pride in their traditional family values, Chloe is a charismatic, self-taught producer/engineer and Halle is a soft-spoken, free spirited bohemian. Together, the sisters complement each other’s sophisticated written lyrics with honeyed harmonies, vibrant tone, and seamlessly juxtaposed texture in their vocals.