Chloe x Halle are a relatively new pair of sister singers who positively influence their audience through music , film, and television by raising awareness on contemporary social issues.
In their earlier years, Chloe and Halle played minor acting roles in films such as The Fighting Temptations and Let It Shine. Their musical career began with the advent of their YouTube channel. The channel noticed them and they competed in the Radio Disney Next Big Thing contest, which they won in 2012. Multitasking with musical and acting careers, the duo appeared on Disney Channel’s Austin and Ally in 2013. In the following years, they gained more prominence with their youtube channel and were noticed by Beyoncé, who signed them to Parkwood Entertainment.
The sister pair became more popular in mainstream media after performing at President Obama’s keynote discussion, the BET Awards, and Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour in 2016. In 2017, they were cast in the hit series, Grownish, where they also sang its theme song and miscellaneous songs throughout the series. In 2018, their single, Warrior, appeared on the soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time and they appeared on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour. In 2019, Chloe was cast as princess Ariel in the live remake of The Little Mermaid. Lastly, in 2020 Chloe x Halle released their second album, Ungodly Hour, with major popularity among social media sites such as Tik Tok. In this album, Do It became their first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Though Chloe x Halle often appear as a pair, their influences differ. Halle cites Bills Holiday as an influences of her style whereas Cholen says she is inspired by artists such as Missy Elliot, Grimes, and Tune-Yards. Contrarily, together, they note their cadence to Beyoncé.
With the rise in recognition of racial injustices and police brutality, Chloe x Halle openly support the Black Lives Matter Movement through monetary donations and attending protests. Their album, Ungodly Hour, was set to release around the time of George Floyd’s death but was purposely delayed to focus specifically on the Black Lives Matter movement. Currently, they are advocating for Nigerian people who have fallen victim to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Their open support has influenced their following and increased awareness of current social issues.
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