Blue Ivy Earns a Spot on the Billboard Hot 100 at the Tender Age of 7

Blue Ivy attends the premiere of The Lion King with mom Beyonce in Hollywood on July 9, 2019.
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images for Disney)

She gets it from her mama—and papa. The “she,” in this case, is Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s first-born, and the “it” being a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The seven-year-old entered the chart at the No. 76 spot for her writing and composing work on the song “Brown Skin Girl” from The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack, Billboard reports.

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As Billboard notes, Blue Ivy is following in the impressive steps of both her parents.

Beyoncé has made an appearance as a soloist on the Billboard Hot 100 63 times, the fourth-most of any woman, Billboard reports, plus 14 in collaboration with Destiny’s Child and five more appearances alongside hubby, Jay-Z.

As for Jay-Z, Billboard notes, he’s been on the Billboard Hot 100 a whopping 100 times as a soloist, the fifth-most of any solo act, male or female. The 100th time came this week as well and, like his daughter, also for work on The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack, with the song “Mood 4 Eva.”

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And as for daughter Blue Ivy, W notes it was mom Beyoncé who put her on “Brown Skin Girl.”

But even at the tender age of seven, this achievement isn’t Blue Ivy’s first time at the rodeo.

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While “Brown Skin Girl” marks Blue Ivy’s “first foray into songwriting [... it’s] not her first feature on a track recorded by one of her parents, as her mom’s song “Blue” and dad’s song “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family” would suggest,” W reports.

And Blue Ivy actually made Billboard history just days after she was born when, as W notes, she became the youngest person to appear on any Billboard chart (the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, in that case) for her “vocals” on Jay-Z’s “Glory.”

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Blue Ivy was credited as “B.I.C.”

Gotta love those Carters!

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