Beyonce’s daughter nominated for BET music awards
Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy just keeps on winning at life as the youngster has received her first BET Award nomination.
The eight-year-old, who Beyonce shares with husband Jay Z, is up for the BET HER Award which recognises traditional R&B and neo soul artists, for her song Brown Skin Girl from the Lion King: The Gift soundtrack.
Blue is in good company as she’s also competing against the likes of Alicia Keys, Lizzo, Ciara, Lupita Nyong’o, Rapsody, City Girls, Missy Elliott and Layton Greene.
Brown Skin Girl, which also features Beyonce, Wizkid and Saint Jhn, sees Blue opening and closing the track singing: ‘Brown skin girl/Your skin just like pearls/The best thing in the world/I’ll never trade you for anybody else.’
Beyonce, 38, has received three other nominations – best female R&B/pop artist, album of the year for Homecoming: The Live Album and best movie for her show-stopping Netflix concert film Homecoming, which charted the road to her historic Coachella performance.
It’s not the first time Blue has received recognition for her feature on Brown Skin Girl. The youngster won the Ashford & Simpson’s songwriter’s award at the Soul Train Awards in 2019, as well as the outstanding duo, group or collaboration gong at the NAACP Image Awards earlier this year.
Addressing her granddaughter’s contribution to The Lion King: The Gift, Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson recently told Entertainment Tonight: ‘Oh my god. That album is incredible.
‘I can’t get enough of it and, of course, I’m not biased but that was wonderful and for Blue to be a part of it, it’s amazing.’
In February, it was revealed that Blue Ivy has already amassed one million monthly Spotify listeners despite never releasing an album or solo music.
She made her music debut just two days after she was born in January 2012, when Jay Z featured her newborn cries on his track Glory.