Before she was a solo superstar BeyonceQueen Bey was a member of Destiny’s child. It makes sense that she would give advice to artist Chloe Bailey when she leaves duo Chloe x Halle and embarks on a solo career. Chlöe Bailey continued Tamron Hall to share the challenges of embarking on a solo career, as well as valuable advice from Beyonce, whom she considers one of her idols.
Chlöe shared some of the reasons behind her choice to pursue a solo career after being part of a duo with her sister, Halle, saying, “It almost happened naturally. You know, my sister got the part of Ariel. And I’m so proud of her. And with that, she had to go to London for about eight months. And you know, it was almost two years because of the pandemic. So with that, we got separated and it was really hard for both of us. We almost had separation anxiety We both knew that one day we would be doing our own projects, we just didn’t know it would go so fast.” She added: “That was the longest we’ve ever been separated. Because, you know, we’re not twins, but we worked the way we were. She’s my best friend. So when she was there, when I played music “Make it, it’s therapy for me. So I just couldn’t stop. And I just kept creating, and it just kept piling up and piling up. And I was like, well, I have to do something about it.”
When asked what it was like to be compared to Beyonce, she said it was the greatest compliment she could ever receive, but that “there will never be another Beyoncé. There will never be a queen again. I just have to say that I hope that one day I can achieve even an ounce of the success that she has. And I’m just so grateful to be guided by her and to take jewels and learn from her.”
As for specific advice from Beyonce, Chlöe said the best advice she got from the superstar was “Just trust my gut. And that what I feel matters and what I believe in. And I always love her because she’s never try to force her opinion on my sister and me, she will always ask us first, ‘what do you think?’ And of course I’m me and I think everyone in the world, this is Beyoncé. I want to know what she has to say. So I’m like ‘what do you think?’ You can see how much he really cares about us and it means a lot.”
Chlöe also spent time discussing the importance of drawing inspiration from other major female artists in the industry, including: Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Toni Braxton, and more.