Beyoncé's Beyhive came close to having a collective heart attack on Sunday night when they heard that the Queen had won the Viewers Choice honor at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. But as she's been a little busy these days, she sent a pair of stunning sisters named Chloe x Halle to deliver her speech.
“Thank you BET for this award and your tremendous support of Lemonade," they read. "This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honoring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve."
Chloe x Halle are teenagers who were born in Atlanta (in 1998 and 2000, respectively) but have mostly grown up in LA, where they've worked on original music and shared a wide range of cover songs (from Billie Holliday to Young Thug) on their YouTube channel. In December 2013, the sisters posted a cover of Bey's "Pretty Hurts" to YouTube. According to Rolling Stone, they were signed to her label Parkwood Entertainment by 2015.
Their first EP, Sugar Symphony, emerged in 2016, led by a magnetic, style-mixing single and video for "Drop", which effortlessly incorporates rap, jazz, and singing.
"We got a call from [Beyoncé] and she was like, 'Oh, my gosh, girls, this is amazing. You guys are so talented. Your head is in the right direction,'" Halle told Rolling Stone.
Bey included Chloe x Halle in the Lemonade video and even brought them along to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Like their stratospherically famous mentor, they're also checking out the world of fashion and walked their first runway for Dolce & Gabbana earlier this year. Vogue praised the sisters for their poise.
“Performing as musicians in front of large audiences made it so much easier to walk in a runway show," they told the publication. "When we are singing onstage, most of the time our brains are focusing on what chords to play and what notes to hit, but being a part of the show and only having to walk feels like a breeze, because we’re not having to deal with those other factors.”
Their latest effort is a mixtape called The Two of Us, which you can hear below: