Blue Ivy Is Now Officially a Grammy Nominee

The 8-year-old is one of the youngest Grammy nominees ever.

Blue Ivy Carter has finally been nominated for the 2021 Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy added her name to the list of nominees for “Brown Skin Girl,” which received a nomination in November for Best Music Video. At the time, only Beyoncé – her mother – received a nomination, even though Blue Ivy’s vocals are featured both on the track and the music video.

“Brown Skin Girl,” an ode to women of dark and brown skin, is part of Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift,” an album of songs inspired by the 2019 version of “The Lion King,” in which the singer voiced the character Nala. Blue Ivy has already won a series of awards for her participation in the song, including two Soul Train Music Awards, a BET Award, and an NAACP Image Award. She is credited as co-writer along with Beyoncé and Nigerian singer Wizkid, who was also retroactively added to the Grammys’ list of nominees. SAINt JHN, who is also among the co-writers and is featured on the track but not in the video, was not nominated.

At just eight years old, Blue Ivy is now one of the youngest nominees in Grammys’ history, along with Leah Peasall of the Peasall Sisters, who was also eight when she was nominated for Album of the Year in 2001 for the soundtrack of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” However, even if “Brown Skin Girl” wins, Peasall will remain the youngest Grammy winner – the 2021 ceremony will take place on Jan. 31, only 24 days after Blue Ivy’s ninth birthday.

With the nomination, Blue Ivy could be following in her parents’ Grammys footsteps. In 2020, Jay-Z became one the most-nominated artists in the award’s history, tied with Quincy Jones, both with 80 nominations. Beyoncé follows with 79 nominations, tied with Paul McCartney – she leads the 2021 Grammy nominations with nine nods, including Song and Record of the Year for “BLACK PARADE” and Music Film for “Black Is King.”

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