It should come as no surprise to anyone given the superstar status of her parents, but Blue Ivy Carter has just accomplished a musical feat that every artist dreams of.
The first-born Carter scion secured her first Billboard Hot 100-charting hit this week, at just 7 years of age. On Tuesday (July 30), Billboard announced the latest entrants to its highly regarded Hot 100 chart. Blue’s song with her mother, Brooklyn hip-hop artist SAINt JHN and Afropop sensation Wizkid, “Brown Skin Girl” graced the chart, splashing in at the 76th spot.
Blue blew the internet away when her harmonization on the record, and it also spawned the viral #BrownSkinGirl challenge, so it seems Blue Ivy has inherited her parent’s prowess for making music that makes us feel special.
It’s the latest accolade for Beyoncé’s specially curated, star-studded 27-song Lion King soundtrack, which also clinched a spot on the charts. On Monday (July 28), Billboard revealed that The Gift clocked in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Not to be outdone by the ladies in his family, Jay-Z hit another career milestone himself. The Childish Gambino and Oumou Sangare-assisted track Hov also featured on, “Mood 4 Eva,” debuted at No. 90 on the Hot 100. This makes him the sixth artist to achieve over 100 appearances on the Hot 100 chart, and only the third rapper to do so.
This week has truly been a family affair for the Carters.
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