Since then, it’s almost been a decade Chlöe Bailey and Halle Bailey burst onto the music scene, catching the attention of Beyoncé with their YouTube cover of “Pretty Hurts” in 2013 signing a contract with her management company Parkwood Entertainment in 2015. The sister duo, Chloe X Halle, would go on to release three EPs, two studio albums, one mixtape and a number of singles (not to mention act in the hit series Grown-ish).

But last year, Chlöe, 23, and Halle, 21, started pursuing solo careers. Their fans will be surprised to learn that they are both absolutely killing it. Halle is set to star in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid, which is reportedly scheduled to premiere in 2023, and Chlöe dropped her new single “Have Mercy” last year, with a debut album on the way.

Chlöe talked about her journey during a recent interview with Elaine Welteroth for You are in the know‘s January 2022 digital cover story. And although she said that she and Halle see “no downsides” to entering the biz together, she admitted there is one thing that annoys her. 

“I hate when people online constantly try to compare my sister and I,” Chlöe said. This is the worst, most troubling thing. It was quite strange to see how two sisters of Black love and care about their craft would put them together. How they tried to make them fight each other because they were different. This is the downside.