One-half of the Grammy-nominated sibling duo Chloe x Halle, Chlöe has been active separately as a solo and featured artist since 2021. The high-energy and supremely confident pop-R&B singer, songwriter, and producer — who is also well-known as an actress — first stepped out by modernizing the show tune standard “Feeling Good.” This was followed by songs like the slinking “Have Mercy” (a certified platinum single) and rattling “Treat Me,” as well as a collaboration with Latto, “For the Night,” preludes to her debut solo album for mentor Beyoncé’s Parkwood label.
Chloe Bailey started working on material for her first solo LP in 2019, between the Chloe x Halle albums The Kids Are Alright and Ungodly Hour. She appeared on her own in 2021, first with “Feeling Good,” contributed to the compilation Liberated/Music for the Movement, Vol. 3, and followed a few months later by “Have Mercy,” a track she produced with a team that included Murda Beatz. In early 2022, she was heard on “You & Me,” a track off Gunna’s chart-topping DS4EVER. That April, Fivio Foreign released his Top Ten album B.I.B.L.E., featuring the Chlöe collaboration “Hello.” Chlöe on her own delivered “Treat Me,” a Warren "Oak" Felder production, the same day. “Surprise” and “For the Night” (with Latto) followed later in the year. ~ Andy Kellman