MTV VMAs 2020: Chloe x Halle's 'Ungodly Hour' performance makes fans wonder why they aren't in the main show
We can admit that 2020, so far has been a pretty bad year. However, there are still some things to look forward to – like the MTV Video Music Awards. It is happening outdoors: keeping the safety concerns in mind, it was announced that the show will be broadcast from multiple open-air locations.
As far as live audiences go, the show had kept its options open, to have either “limited” or “no” audience at the sites where performances took place on August 30. Performing at the pre-show gala were Chloe x Halle – the American R&B collective comprising sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey. The duo dressed in a metallic attire performed on 'Ungodly Hour', a song from their eponymous second studio album.
Their fans went crazy on Twitter. Here are some of the reactions to their performance. One said, "The way how Im happy right now!!! @chloexhalle
Been wanting you guys to perform this #UngodlyHour"
The way how Im happy right now!!! @chloexhalle Been wanting you guys to perform this #UngodlyHour— Quentin (@quentinvanharp) August 30, 2020
Another fan said, "@chloexhalle never disappoints me!!!! These visuals be everything every time!!! #UngodlyHour."
@chloexhalle never disappoints me!!!! These visuals be everything every time!!! #UngodlyHour— Ravey 💗 (@ravey_gravey) August 30, 2020
Another said, "Love the silver outfits! One of my favorite songs #UngodlyHour #VMAS #chloeandhalle."
Love the silver outfits! One of my favorite songs #UngodlyHour #VMAS #chloeandhalle— June Greene (@june4sexy) August 30, 2020
A fan shared, "Chloe and Halle deserved to perform at/during the #VMAs, not the pre-show...#ChloeAndHalle."
Chloe and Halle deserved to perform at/during the #VMAs, not the pre-show...#ChloeAndHalle pic.twitter.com/f47Wv14Zp1— I’m A Petty Bitch For Beyoncé (@AVeryPettyBitch) August 30, 2020
Another concurred, "But they deserved to perform on the main show."
But they deserved to perform on the main show— Alpaca🍩StreamSmart (@Ale777PM) August 30, 2020
One commented, "I’m currently astral projecting and bawling.... absolutely speechless. Everything I expected and more. I love you guys so much! Thank you."
I’m currently astral projecting and bawling.... absolutely speechless. Everything I expected and more. I love you guys so much! Thank you🥺 pic.twitter.com/lBE4fSa06K— Quan ➐ (@UngodlyShltn) August 30, 2020
The sisters featured in minor acting roles before moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles in 2012. The duo began posting music covers on their YouTube channel and were discovered by Beyoncé. Their cover of ‘Pretty Hurts’ by Beyoncé went viral and got the latter’s attention, who then signed the sisters to her label, Parkwood Entertainment. They later released the EP ‘Sugar Symphony’ (2016) and the mixtape The Two of Us (2017). Speaking to ABC News in 2016, Chloe had said, “We’re in awe every day. We pinch ourselves. We’re just two girls who love music and just want to make it fun and we get to make a life out of this. That’s our career. That’s our job. We get to do what we love.”
They had also performed at the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll after an introduction from First Lady Michelle Obama. Talking about that experience, Chloe told ABC, “I remember we were backstage and we were about to go on, and I was just overwhelmed with happiness. I was about to break down and cry before we went on.”
The artists found further fame when they starred in the sitcom ‘Grown-ish’ (2018–present) and their debut album ‘The Kids Are Alright’, (2018), which was nominated for two Grammy Award nominations -- Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album. In 2020, they released their second studio album ‘Ungodly Hour’, which was both a commercial and critical success. The lead single of the album, ‘Do It’, was their first song to be on the Billboard Hot 100.