Lawd, Be merciful! Time will certainly fly. A year ago, today, Chloe Bailey, caused a sensation online when she dropped her long-awaited solo single, ‘Have Mercy’ on September 10, 2021. As a result, the song debuted in Australia. number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 13 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In January 2022, it was certified gold by the RIAA.
The video released on YouTube on the same day and reached 4.7 million views in the first 24 hours. A year later, the video reached 78 million views.
But let’s rewind…
Where does it all start…
On July 1, 2021, Chloe Bailey dropped TikTok on her birthday. It’s an excerpt of the song ‘Have Mercy’ with the caption: “here’s 23… YES MERCY COMING SOON 🍑🙌🏽” This is currently her highest viewed TikTok with 20.8 Million.
Fans spent their excitement on Twitter as they waited and anticipated the new single’s release date.
@ChloeBailey Drop “Have Mercy” before I throw chicken nuggets at you?! ???! 👀🙄
I was just playing… I love you… But still dropped it.
– Shannon T. © (@_TheeShannonT) September 1, 2021
Halle showed her some love
One thing about Chloe and Halle is that they will ride and support each other, just like sisters!
– Halle (@HalleBailey) September 10, 2021
‘Have Mercy’ ATE performances all the time
Chloe took to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to perform her new single just two days after its release. She went on to perform the song at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in October and the American Music Awards in November.
Although, the single did not receive any awards, ‘Have Mercy’ was nominated in 2022 at the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Music Video/Image Album and Outstanding Soul/R&B Song. As well as Video of the Year at the 2022 BET Awards & Best R&B Song at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
And in case you think so… She’s not done yet
Since the release of “Have Mercy”, Chlöe has continued to bring us countless praises such as: “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 others online with the worst version of ourselves,” she continued. going through—and we just need to be open about it so that none of us feel alone at the end of the day.”
Congratulations to Chloe on this one-year milestone! #TeaMates, comment and let us know some of your favorite ‘Have Mercy’ moments!