Chlöe Bailey is tired of people comparing her and her sister Halle Bailey.
During an interview for the digital cover of In The Know, the “Have Mercy” singer talked about the disadvantages of coming into the industry with a sibling. “There were no downsides on our side,” she said. “But I will tell you what annoys me a lot. I hate when people online constantly try to compare my sister and I. It is the most shallow, most disturbing thing. It was very off-putting to know how people would try to put two young Black sisters who love their craft so much and love each other so much, how they try to pit them against each other just because they’re different in some ways. So, that’s the only downside.”
Chloe x Halle emerged on the scene after being discovered by posting their song covers on YouTube. The duo was later signed to Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment label. The sisters released their debut album The Kids Are Alright in 2018 and earned their first two career Grammy nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best New Artist for the 61st Grammy Awards.
After releasing their sophomore album Ungodly Hour, the pair decided to pursue solo careers. Halle focused more on film and snagged a role as Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Chlöe, on the other hand, released her debut solo single “Have Mercy,” which broke into the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
The 23-year-old performed the Murda Beatz-produced hit single during the 2021 Video Music Awards and the American Music Awards. Chlöe was recently featured on Gunna’s DS4EVER album on the track “You & Me.” There are also rumors swirling that two are dating after being spotted together on several occasions.