Chloe x Halle on Their Self-Taught Success

When Beyoncé says she “might get your song played on the radio station,” she delivers.

Chloe and Halle Bailey, 16- and 17-year-old sisters from Atlanta, stopped by The Joe Clair Morning Show on Tuesday to talk about how they went from posting covers of songs on YouTube to being signed by Queen Bey herself.

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Chloe x Halle began posting covers to YouTube for fun when they were 12 and 10 years old, respectively, starting with “Best Thing I Never Had” by Beyoncé.

The two had no formal musical training, and over time taught themselves to play various musical instruments.

Their career took off when they posted a cover of “Pretty Hurts” in December 2013. Beyoncé’s people reached out to Chloe x Halle to say they wanted to share their video on her social media accounts, and asked if they were signed.

Eventually, Parkwood Entertainment, Beyoncé’s production company, offered them recording contracts.

In April, the sisters released an EP of their own music called “Sugar Symphony.”

“We write all the time…We’re just so happy to introduce our original music to the world,” Chloe said.

They agreed to sing one song off the EP, “Fall,” live on air.

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After the interview, the sisters were off to prepare for the United State of Women event, as they were slated to perform following a panel with Oprah and Michelle Obama.

Watch Chloe x Halle sing an a cappella version of their new song “Drop” below.

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