Blue Ivy Carter Makes History With NAACP Image Awards Win
By Paris Close
February 23, 2020
Blue Ivy Carter made history at the NAACP Image Awards!
Beyonce’s 8-year-old daughter picked up a pretty impressive trophy at the ceremony’s non-televised dinner on Friday (February 21), bringing home the award for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration for the song “Brown Skin Girl,” which appears on the soundtrack for 2019’s The Lion King live-action remake, The Lion King: The Gift. Blue won the trophy for her work on the record that features her mom and fellow collaborators SAINt JHN and WizKiD. Not only does Blue sing on the track, she also has a song writing credit as well.
As her grandmother, Tina Knowles-Lawson pointed out in a celebratory social media post, the win is a pretty big deal for Blue, considering she’s the youngest person ever to earn an award of such esteem. "Congratulations BLUE IVY on your NAACP award last night for songing [sic] and writing on ‘Brown Skin Girl’ from the Album The Gift. 👏🏾👏🏾" Tina captioned a photo of her granddaughter. "The youngest artist to win a major award👏🏾👏🏾Grandma is soo proud of you❤️❤️❤️ 8 years old!!!!🙏🏾❤️ You are giving all the beautiful little brown girls a voice ❤️,” she wrote on the social media app. Congrats!!!
In addition, Queen Bey took home three more trophies from the function for her work on the Lion King, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album.
Fans should know, this isn’t the first time Blue has performed a song. She’s appeared on many of her mother and father Jay-Z’s music projects, including “Glory,” “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and “Blue.”
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Congratulations BLUE IVY on your NAACP award last night for singing and writing on “Brown Skin Girl” from the Album The Gift. 👏🏾👏🏾The youngest artist to win a major award👏🏾👏🏾Grandma is soo proud of you❤️❤️❤️ 8 years old!!!!🙏🏾❤️ You are giving all the beautiful little brown girls a voice ❤️
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