Sisters and actors Chloe and Halle Bailey are also musicians whose recordings have roamed from mature acoustic pop to sparse contemporary R&B.
Separately and together, the Atlanta-born, Los Angeles-based Baileys have performed in several films, including The Fighting Temptations, Last Holiday, and Joyful Noise. In 2012, they established a Disney connection with contributions to a pair of Radio Disney releases and appeared the following year on the Disney television series Austin & Ally. The show's soundtrack, Austin & Ally: Turn It Up, featured their "Unstoppable" in 2013. That year, the duo also released Uncovered, an EP that contained elegant covers of hits by Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry. They signed to Parkwood Entertainment a couple years later, after their cover of label head Beyoncé's "Pretty Hurts" went viral. The Baileys appeared in Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade, and within a week of its release, they made their Parkwood debut with the five-track Sugar Symphony EP. Its most popular cut was "Drop," a song the Baileys wrote and produced. Later in the year, they were featured on Michelle Obama's charity single "This Is for My Girls" and opened for Beyoncé on European dates of the Formation world tour. The pair issued The Two of Us, a self-released mixtape, in 2017. In March 2018, they returned with their full-length debut album The Kids Are Alright, anchored by the title track and the single "Grown," which was the theme song from the television show and Black-ish spin-off, Grown-ish. Also included was the song "Warrior," which appeared on the soundtrack to the fantasy-adventure film A Wrinkle in Time. In 2019 they issued the singles "Who Knew" and "Thinkin Bout Me," both of which were also featured in Grown-ish. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi