Beyoncé apparently isn't able to reproduce asexually, providing us an endless number of Bey clones, so instead she's signing promising teenage singers.
Blue Ivy applauds her mother's decision and business acumen. (via Getty Images)
OK, I'm not 100% sure Beyoncé is trying to make these YouTube gals into Beyoncettes,, but Bey is trying to develop their careers. She just signed sister duo Chloe and Halle Bailey (the latter name is also a great name for a Halle Barry impersonator) and solo artist Sophie Beem to her Parkwood Entertainment company. According to Page Six, Beyoncé's manager found a video online of Chloe and Halle covering Bey's "Pretty Hurts," which is what lead to their signing.
The girls aren't complete strangers to showbiz (and neither am I, which you can tell by the fact that I used the word "showbiz" instead of "showbusiness"). In addition to their YouTube videos, they've appeared in films like Last Holiday, and Chloe also appeared in The Fighting Temptations, starring Beyoncé.
Sophie Beem, meanwhile, is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter who previously made it to the top 40 on The X Factor (a show which I always wish was actually about the X-Men splinter team X-Factor). Here she is performing at a TEDx event in 2013:
I really do hope that Beyoncé puts these girls through some manner of Beyoncé training camp, which in my mind is like Space Camp, if Space Camp was about wearing dope leotards and being fierce.