When you’re the child of two of the most successful artists in the world, music is kind of in your blood, and talent is just about guaranteed. Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy has already untapped her bountiful talent at just seven years old. After co-writing and singing on “Brown Skin Girl” with Queen Bey herself, Blue Ivy was awarded the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the Soul Train Awards for the collaboration.
The song is a celebration of dark and brown-skinned women and namedrops some pretty powerful ladies including Lupito Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, and Kelly Rowland. It is a powerful anthem celebrating the culture and livelihood of brown women.
The song was written for the Disney live-action remake of The Lion King in which Beyonce voices for Nala. The album was a guaranteed success, full of high-profile collaborations. It was recently nominated for several Grammys, including Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Though Brown Skin Girl did not receive any Grammy nominations, Blue Ivy still has a lot to celebrate with the recognition of the album she appears on.
She also may be one of the youngest nominated artists for such a highly respected award. Wherever this little star decides to take her career, we know she’ll go into it with as much gusto and confidence as her parents.