Chlöe Bailey Just Nailed The “MTV VMAs 2021” With a Career Defining Performance.


The MTV VMAs returned to Brooklyn with performances by some of the biggest stars, both old and new, with Lil Nas X taking home the top prize for Video of the Year. Justin Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo were the other big winners of the night. 

The 23-year-old singer Chlöe Bailey has made her mark as a solo performer at the 2021 MTV VMAs. The debut was worth watching, and her performance was nothing less than monumental.

Her performance spoke volumes about how well she was prepared and how much she had practised. She matched the dancers step from step and went on with her performance like a very experienced professional, so much that it was giving A-list stars like Britney and Beyoncé a competition of the greatest degree.

The young star flawlessly performed her song, “Have Mercy,” with great stage comfort and confidence. It was honestly a performance not to be missed. She dressed in a shocking pink get-up and was flanked by dancers.

Bailey brought in the Halloween season a bit early, with aesthetics consisting of spooky backdrops and lighting theatrics. This is exactly the kind of set-up that artists such as Lady Gaga and Disturbia-era Rihanna would appreciate because it’s the kind of set-up that these artists have previously featured in their videos and love such bold themes.

Coming back to Bailey’s performance, even Twitter users agreed that it was out of this world. Tons of fans praised her; there was definitely something about the performance that just stood out! It was special, too special to go unnoticed.

Doja Cat and Normani’s performances were also impeccable, gaining praise on social media.

VMAs 2021: Chloe Bailey Talks Success of Debut Single ‘Have Mercy’ 

ET’s Rachel Smith speaks with Chloe Bailey at the 2021 MTV VMAs, where she talks about the success of her debut solo single, ‘Have Mercy.’ The singer also teases her performance and reacts to Britney Spears getting engaged!

Previously Bailey was making music with her sister, Halle, in the duo named Chlöe x Halle. However, due to differences in music creation and ideation between the siblings, Chlöe decided to go in as a solo performer.

The siblings are on good terms, and despite the separation in creating music together, neither of the two hold any grudges against each other. Billboard questioned Chlöe on the differences between creating music alone compared with her sister, she answered,

When my sister and I create, we don’t try to dim the other’s light, so the creative process for me has been exactly the same. Now it’s just me in my bedroom. But it was a little scary in the beginning, because I was used to having Halle be there to ask, ‘Is this sounding good?’ Having her sign of approval meant so much to me. Now I have to be my own voice and be proud and confident in what I bring to the table.

She was asked if going solo makes her feel pressurized; she simply answered,

I don’t feel pressure when it comes to awards and accolades—I feel pressure with making myself proud and making sure that I’m saying and singing the things that I want to say and sing. I’m not going to lie and say that it doesn’t go through my mind, like, ‘I hope people like this sound from me, because it’s different from what me and my sister do together.’ Other than that, as long as I’m walking in my light and my purpose, I’m OK.

The best way to watch the VMAs online is to subscribe to Paramount+, Sling TV or Hulu + Live TV. All three streaming services offer MTV on their platforms, and all three are also offering free trials right now, so you can live stream the VMAs for free online.


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Mohid Moosani

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