Loud, have mercy! Sure time flies. One year ago today, Chloe Bailey shook the internet when she released her long-awaited solo single, ‘Have Mercy’ on September 10, 2021. As a result of the internet hype, the song debuted at number 28 on the Billboard Hot Charts. 100 and 13 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In January 2022 it was certified gold by the RIAA.
The video was posted on YouTube the same day and racked up 4.7 million views in the first 24 hours. A year later, the video has 78 million views.
But let’s back up…
Where it all started…
On July 1, 2021, Chloe Bailey released a TikTok on her birthday that had the internet in a frenzy. It was a snippet from the song “Have Mercy” with the caption saying, “This is 23… HAVE MERCY COMING SOON 🍑🙌🏽.” This is currently the most viewed TikTok of hers with 20.8 million.
Fans expressed their excitement on Twitter as they waited and anticipated the release date of the new single.
@ChloeBailey Say “Have mercy” before I throw chicken nuggets at you?!??! 👀🙄
I’m just playing… I love you… But still leave it. 👀
— Shannon T. © (@_TheeShannonT) September 1, 2021
Halle shows her sister some love
One thing about Chloe and Halle is that they will ride and support each other, just like sisters do!
-Halle (@HalleBailey) September 10, 2021
The performances of ‘Have Mercy’ ATE every time
Chloe took to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to perform her new single just two days after its release. She then performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in October and at the American Music Awards in November.
Although the single did not receive any awards, ‘Have Mercy’ was nominated at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards for Best Music Video/Visual Album and Best Soul/R&B Song. In addition to Video of the Year at the 2022 BET Awards and Best R&B Song at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
And in case you thought… She’s not done yet.
Since the release of ‘Have Mercy’, Chlöe continues to gift us countless songs like: ‘Treat Me’ and ‘Surprise’. Fans are practically begging for an album after Chloe took to IG with 4 different singles for listeners to choose from.
“it’s affecting us as a generation because we’re constantly comparing the best version of someone else online to the worst version of ourselves,” he continues, “we’re all going through some shit, and we just have to be open about it so none of us sits alone at the end of the day
Congratulations to Chlöe on this year-long milestone! #TeaMates, leave a comment and tell us about some of your favorite ‘Have Mercy’ moments.