In 2019, Blue Ivy Carter achieved her first Billboard 100 hit at just seven years old, for her feature on Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl”. Now eight, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z has earned herself a Grammy nomination for her role in the accompanying video.
While Blue Ivy’s name wasn’t originally among the list of the Recording Academy’s Best Music Video nominees when it was published back in November, it was retroactively added to the Grammys website on Friday (December 11). If she’s among the winners announced January 31, 2021, that would make her the second youngest Grammy winner in history (behind Leah Peasall, who won Album of the Year at eight in 2002, for the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou?).
Wizkid also gets a nod for his involvement in the visuals for “Brown Skin Girl”, which featured on Beyoncé’s Black Is King. Beyoncé herself leads the way with nine of this year’s Grammy nominations, including multiple nods for the visual album.
Blue Ivy Carter hasn’t just gained a Grammy nomination and a Billboard 100 hit for “Brown Skin Girl”, either. She also gained recognition with an award at the NAACP Image Awards back in February, along with a win at the 2020 Soul Train Awards.
In 2019, she also appeared in Beyoncé’s visuals for “Spirit” and “Bigger”, which – alongside “Brown Skin Girl” – first appeared on the Lion King-inspired album The Lion King: The Gift.
Revisit the video for “Brown Skin Girl” below.