Blue Ivy Carter, 8, Wins Her First BET Award With Mom Beyoncé
By Paris Close
June 29, 2020
Blue Ivy Carter is now a BET Award recipient!
During Sunday’s (June 28) 2020 BET Awards, Beyoncé’s eldest daughter was awarded the BET Her Award for “Brown Skin Girl,” the song on which the 8-year-old lends her voice for the 2019 album, The Lion King: The Gift.
Blue Ivy — who performs on the record alongside her mom, WizKID, and SAINt JHN — beat out fellow category contenders Ciara, Lupita Nyong’o, City Girls, LaLa, and Ester Dean for “Melanin,” Rapsody and PJ Morton for “Afeni,” Layton Greene for “I Choose,” and Lizzo and Missy Elliott for “Tempo.”
This isn’t the first time Blue Ivy has taken home a trophy for her musical achievements. She made history earlier this year at the NAACP Image Awards after being presented with the honor for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration for “Brown Skin Girl” as well. She also brought home last year’s Ashford & Simpson Songwriters’ Award at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards.
Blue Ivy wasn’t the only Carter to win at this year’s BET Awards. Her mommy also walked away with a high honor of her own when she was presented with the Humanitarian Award for her commitment to humanitarianism through her BeyGood campaign.
While accepting the award, Beyoncé urged listeners to continue pushing for change and encouraged her fans to get out and vote. “We have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power and that is to vote,” she said at the ceremony. “I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together, continue to fight for each other, and lift each other up because there are people banking on us staying at home during local elections in primaries happening in states across the country.”
See the full 2020 BET Awards winners list here.
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