For most of us, the idea of Beyoncé acknowledging our existence (let alone becoming our IRL friend) is reserved solely for our daydreams – but not for this week’s fave sisters.
Chloe and Halle Bailey or chloexhalle to their fans have the privilege of being part of Bey’s elite squad of influential black women. The duo appear in her iconic Lemonade video album alongside tennis legend Serena Williams and our girlcrush Zendaya. Well. Jel.
As if that wasn’t good enough, the super talented sisters also tour with the queen herself as her support act. How frickin’ cool? Aged just 19 (Chloe) and 17 (Halle), this power duo are without a doubt #girlgoals…
They’re super talented
The sisters have been writing music together for almost ten years! When Chloe was aged ten and Halle was aged eight their dad started teaching them how to create basic songs, from that their talent blossomed. “The first few songs we wrote were horrible,” Halle told Rolling Stone Magazine. “But as time went on, they turned into something beautiful.” They taught themselves to play their instruments using YouTube tutorials with Chloe working on production and playing the keyboard, while Halle plays the guitar. The perfect combo right?
In 2006 the sisters started a YouTube channel posting their own music but also some amazing covers (like, AMAZING) and this is where the duo were spotted by Bey herself. The superstar heard their cover of Pretty Hurts – it’s seriously stunning, no wonder it gave her the chills – and once she realised the girls were unsigned, Beyoncé contacted them and immediately signed them to her record label, Parkwood Records. Since then, with Beyoncé and Jay-Z as their mentors, they have released their own original song Drop. Pretty awesome, we know.
Celeb fairy godparents
Having toured with Beyoncé as well as being signed to her label, it’s natural that Chloe and Halle have become pretty close with the Knowles-Carter clan. Not only do the girls look up to Bey, they also consider her a friend. Jay-Z even got the girls involved in his birthday present to his wife earlier this year! He got some of Beyoncé’s closest friends and idols to dress up in her iconic Lemonade costumes, with Chloe and Halle featuring alongside Michelle Obama and Kelly Rowland #lifegoals.
They’re so humble
You’d think the fame might get to their heads but nu-uh not for these girls. They still remain completely humble and can’t get over how lucky they are.
The last few years have been a total whirlwind. Despite being hugely grateful for the success Bey has brought to them, Chloe and Halle still have a do-it-yourself attitude – something they attribute to their dad. “This music industry is so dominated by men and older people. You have to look into yourself and say, ‘I can do this. I’m bomb too. I can have wonderful ideas,” Chloe explains.
The sisters have always been super close, born just a year and a half apart, and they’re each others’ biggest fans. “I’m so thankful to have my sister to look up to,” Halle tells Teen Vogue. “She is my role model in every aspect of my life. It’s amazing to have that support system right beside you every single day.” N’awww.
I guess the chemistry between the two sisters explains why they’re music is so great. Harmonies *that* good can only have been mastered over years and years performing together, from school plays to sing-a-longs on long car journeys. Imagine getting to share your rollercoaster life with your bestie who just happens to be your sister. IDEAL.
We’re pretty sure this dynamic duo are destined for world domination so watch this space.
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