Blue Ivy Carter Receives Her First Grammy Nomination at Age 8


| LAST UPDATE 06/30/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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Beyonce and Jay Z's prodigy, Blue Ivy, has been nominated for her very first Grammy at just 8-years-old. She's now competing for Best Music Video for her song Brown Skin Girl.

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What makes this song even more special for the Carter family is that Blue collaborated with Beyonce. Blue's up against Drake for his song Life is Good, Harry Styles for Adore You, and other much older artists. She's the second-youngest Grammy nominee ever after Leah Peasall won Album of the Year when she was 7-years-old in 2001.

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While this is Blue Ivy's first Grammy nomination, it's certainly not her first time being up for an award. She received her first BET Award in June for the same song, Brown Skin Girl. It was part of The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack album. At just 8-years-old, Blue's had quite a bit of experience in the music industry already. She's collaborated with Beyonce before, co-starring in her music videos for Spirit and Formation as well.

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Beyonce opened up about raising her three children since they'll likely grow into the spotlight, just like their parents. "My best advice is to love them harder than ever," she revealed. "I let my daughter know that she is never too young to contribute to changing the world."

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Even as a rising star, Beyonce tries to keep Blue and her other two children as grounded as possible. "Blue is very smart, and she is aware that there is a shift, but it is my job as a parent to do my best to keep her world as positive and safe as can be for an 8-year-old," Beyonce added.

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After achieving so much at such a young age, it seems clear that Blue Ivy was born to be a star, and there's no doubt she'll follow in her parents' footsteps.