On Friday (April 7), Bailey, who is currently promoting her debut solo album In Pieces, appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where she reminisced on working alongside Bey as a child.
“She was so nice to me and even at the wrap party she’d hold me, and we’d dance the night away,” the singer-songwriter recalled as Fallon held up a photo of Bailey and Bey taken 20 years ago on the set of the comedy film, where she played a young Lily.
Bailey, who has previously credited the megastar as having a major influence on her career, added: “That was the moment my love really began for her because she was so kind to little Chloe.”
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Up next, the Chlöe x Halle alum — the R&B duo she formed with her younger sister — is set to embark on her first-ever headlining tour in support of In Pieces.
On Tuesday (February 28), the R&B star revealed to her 5.3 million Instagram followers that she’ll be hitting the road beginning on April 11 at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, before trekking to Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and wrapping things up in Los Angeles, on May 3.
“I’m headlining my very own solo tour performing all the songs from the new album. y’all I’m so excited. see you there,” she captioned the announcement post.
One week prior, the star revealed that the release date of her album of the same name would drop on March 31, 2023. “My tears are like the water. My heart is like the sun. Through chaos, beauty grows. There’s power in my pain,” the Atlanta native wrote poetically.
Over the last two years, the singer has released a series of singles, including: “For the Night,” “Have Mercy,” “Treat Me,” “Pray It Away” “Surprise,” and ““How Does It Feel,” the latter of which features Chris Brown — much to the disappointment of some of her fans.
“We’re failing Black women in music if they feel like they have to collaborate with a known abuser in order to chart,” one person tweeted before listing numerous other male R&B singers she could have worked with, including Bryson Tiller, Lucky Daye and Brent Faiyaz.