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Blue Ivy, 7, Has Landed On the Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Watch out, Lil Nas X.


Alberto E. Rodriguez

After stealing the show in two of her mom’s music videos and entering the singer-songwriter phase of her life at just seven years old, Blue Ivy Carter has now beat another personal and professional record.

When her mother, Beyoncé, put her on a track for The Lion King‘s soundtrack, one can imagine she likely predicted her daughter’s vocals would take social media by storm. On “Brown Skin Girl,” Blue Ivy is given a writing credit and a composing credit, marking her first foray into songwriting (but 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).

Anyway, the song just took the 76th spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, it’s not the first time a Beyoncé track has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 (it’s actually the 64th time she’s made it, inching closer and closer to beating her husband Jay-Z’s 100 solo appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the entirety of his career). “Brown Skin Girl” however, is not number one on the charts; that title goes to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which recently broke a record by achieving 17 weeks at the top of the charts.

All the way back in 2012 when she lent some vocals to Jay-Z’s “Glory” (where she was credited as B.I.C.) shortly after her birth, the Carters’ first-born actually set a record at just a few days old by becoming the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart (the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop one). She’s already mastered songwriting, composing, comedy, and photography, so at this rate, there seems to be nothing stopping the eldest Carter child from dropping a solo album, or at least a solo track or two, all on her own.

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