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.
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.

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.”

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.

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.”

Blue Ivy was credited as “B.I.C.”

Gotta love those Carters!



Am I the only one turned off by how nepotistic all of this is? Hollywood is one of the worst offenders in this realm. Blue Ivy already has every chance in the world without everyone tripping over themselves to give a 7 year old a writing credit.

Half of our current celebrities and media figures are only there because their parents were famous before them. Do we really need to help feed into the cycle?

I’ll be the first one to celebrate Blue Ivy when she does something on her own, but the world already has enough Allison Williams-esque characters.