Blue Ivy Carter already has more BET Awards than you.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s oldest child just snagged a major accolade at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards for her work on “Brown Skin Girl.” One of the most popular tracks from 2019’s The Lion King: The Gift album, the song won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday night’s ceremony, marking Blue’s first songwriting win! To make things even more impressive, this win is a family affair, as Queen Bey and Jay-Z are also credited as songwriters on the single.
This is just another success Blue has achieved thanks to “Brown Skin Girl.” In July, she landed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time when the song debuted at No. 76. On the Billboard Top 200 chart, The Lion King: The Gift peaked at No. 2. She also co-starred with her mother in the “Spirit” music video.
And The Lion King album wasn’t even the first soundtrack Blue appeared on in 2019!
In April, the young icon was featured in her mother’s 2019 Netflix special Homecoming.
In the documentary (which broke down the behind-the-scenes process of Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella set), Blue showcased her performance skills while singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during rehearsals. The song was then included on Beyoncé’s surprise Homecoming album, and the documentary ended up earning six Emmy award nominations.
Given all of these milestones, it makes perfect sense that Beyoncé would file a trademark for her firstborn. In September, it was revealed that the singer had filed a trademark for “Blue Ivy Carter” in 2016. Legal issues arose in 2019, however, when an event planning company called Blue Ivy challenged the trademark filing, saying the child’s trademark could affect her own. According to a brief obtained by E! News, attorneys for the singer’s LLC declared the 7-year-old to be a “cultural icon.”
Really, are they wrong?
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