– At the tender age of seven, Blue Ivy Carter won her very first Soul Train award
– The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z wracked up the honour for her contribution to her famous mom’s hit, Brown Skin Girl
– The music tribute to women of colour is Blue Ivy’s first songwriting credit
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. At seven-years-old, Blue Ivy Carter is already walking in the footsteps of her parents in building a killer résumé.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s firstborn daughter just won a songwriting award for contributing to her mom’s track Brown Skin Girl which was featured in the Lion King album.
Blue took home the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award, which also credits her parents as co-writers at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 17.
Other co-writers shared the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award win with the young girl including SAINt JHN and Wizkid.
Twitter users applauded the youngster for her breakthrough.
Brown Skin Girl was part of her mom’s 2019 The Lion King: The Gift album, and it received rave reviews from fans and critics upon its release.
The #BrownSkinGirlChallenge even went viral on social media, with black women including Lupita Nyong’o and Gabrielle Union using the hashtag to celebrate the song’s positive message.
Beyoncé is currently involved in a trademark battle over her daughter’s name.
The superstar singer claimed in court documents that her child is a cultural icon so this latest honour may help her case.
In addition to Blue, Bey and Jay are also parents to 2-year-old twins Sir and Rumi Carter.
Beyonce‘s connection to her children was important to her crafting of The Gift, she revealed during an interview with ABC in September 2019, special: Beyonce Presents: Making the Gift.
“Knowing where you come from, that’s what I want for my children,” she said of bringing all three kids to Africa.
“It feels like I’m making peace with a part of me that is yearning for my ancestral connection,” she added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Lupita Nyong’o and her mother received awards from the Harlem School of Arts and the actress entered the stage to receive her award with Beyonce’s anthemic hit Brown Skin Girl.
Their award was handed over to them by renowned comedian Trevor Noah who is over the moon after he was picked to present Lupita and her mum, Dorothy, with the coveted international award. The Oscar award-winning actress and her mother were feted by Harlem School of the Arts for their role in creating cancer awareness across the globe
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