Chloe Bailey speaks on racism in music industry


Chloe Bailey

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Popular American singer-songwriter and actress, Chloe Bailey, has bemoaned racism in the music industry.

The 25-year-old lamented that Black artists are being boxed into genres while White singers are categorised as mainstream pop stars.

She claimed that her music is categorised as R&B because she is Black.

In her cover story with Nylon, Chloe claimed that if a White person does the same music she is doing, it would be in the pop category.

“Any music I do will easily and quickly be categorized as R&B because I’m a Black woman. If someone who didn’t have my skin tone made the same music, it would be in the pop categories. That’s just the way it’s always been in life,” she lamented.

She added that music has “no race, it has no genre, it has none of that. It’s just a feeling and it’s a vibration.”

Chloe Elizabeth Bailey, also known mononymously as Chlöe, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She rose to prominence alongside her sister Halle Bailey as Chloe x Halle; the duo released two studio albums, with their second, Ungodly Hour, being met with widespread acclaim upon release.

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