Chloe x Halle Bailey roll out their debut EP “Sugar Symphony” combined by forces equal to their sibling DNA: Layered harmonies, peerless production instincts and an adjoining R&B/pop destiny intertwined with mentor Beyoncé (who initially met the girls on a film shoot more than a decade ago), all setting the table for their genre-pushing debut “Drop.”
Born in Atlanta and currently residing in Los Angeles, it was acting that first stirred the girls’ imaginations when they were younger. They auditioned for parts as early as 3 years old, with film and TV credits that include “Joyful Noise,” “Meet the Browns,” “Austin & Ally,” “The Last Holiday” and “The Fighting Temptations,” among others. The latter movie, a 2003 film starring Beyoncé, would also be the first encounter the girls had with the star.
Soon after meeting Michelle Obama at SXSW, they were invited to the White House. Their memorable experience with the first lady was augmented by their participation in the FLOTUS-inspired Let Girls Learn campaign, a U.S. government-wide initiative launched by the president and the first lady to help more than 62 million girls who are not in school get access to education. Chloe and Halle also lent their voices to the song “This Is For My Girls” for the initiative, which included Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Lea Michele, Jadagrace, Janelle Monáe and Kelly Rowland.