7-Year-Old Blue Ivy Carter Is Now an Award-Winning Songwriter

The Blue Ivy doesn’t fall far from the Jay-Z and Beyoncé tree.

The 7-year-old daughter of Grammy award winners Jay-Z and Beyoncé officially became an award-winning songwriter this past weekend…natch. Following in her parents’ footsteps, Blue Ivy was honored with the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at this past Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for her co-writing contribution to her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl.”

The song celebrates women of color and features a vocal performance from Blue Ivy, Beyoncé, Wizkid and Saint Jhn. Blue also shares the win with her father and several other co-writers.

Unfortunately, the Carters were not in attendance at the award show to accept their honor (they were busy with Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend). Still, we bet they’re more than happy to add Blue’s new award to their retinue of statuettes. After all, Beyoncé has 23 Grammys and Jay-Z has 22.

There’s a possibility Blue Ivy may also snag a Grammy Award, as nominations are revealed this coming Wednesday, November 20, and her “Brown Skin Girl” is in contention for a nod.

In addition to all the vocal features, the song also name drops Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell, with lyrics like, “I love everything about you, from your nappy curls to every single curve.” It’s an empowering anthem for all women of color and the fact that Blue Ivy was a part of it is reason enough to celebrate.

Congratulations, little one. Now, we wait to see is you snag a Grammy nom this week.

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