Could you imagine being considered the youngest ever person to be nominated for a Grammy? Well, 8-year-old Blue Ivy Carter is now one of the youngest Grammy Award-nominated artists. Blue Ivy wasn’t apart of the nominees when the list of nominees was released, but it’s not uncommon that the nominees could be adjusted. Which means her being added to the nominees. The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z was added to the hit song from The Lion King live-action film soundtrack, “Brown Skin Girl“, which is the reason she can say she’s one of the youngest Grammy nominees. “Brown Skin Girl” was nominated for the Best Music Video category.
The Brown Skin Girl music video was released on Beyoncé’s Black is King, which was a visual album for The Lion King’s live-action film soundtrack. It was released on the Disney+ streaming service on July 31st before each music video in the film was put on YouTube. Brown Skin Girl collected over a total of 24 million views on YouTube, while also displaying the beauty of black complexions (especially the darker ones).
Even though winning a Grammy would be a huge accomplishment on Blue Ivy’s resume after being Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy has won other awards for Brown Skin Girl. She won an NAACP Image Award for an outstanding duo, group collaboration in Feb. She then won a Soul Train Award for video of the year this past Nov. She shares both of those awards with her mom, Saint Jhn, and Wizkid.
Blue Ivy will join Leah Peasall of The Peasall Sisters in being one of the youngest Grammy nominees. Leah was just 8 when she was nominated and won for Album of Year in 2001. If Blue Ivy did win, she would have been considered one of the youngest Grammy Award winners. However, due to her birthday being twenty-four days before the Grammy’s, Leah Peasall will still hold the record of being the youngest Grammy Award winner.
The Grammy Awards will be premiering on Jan 26th, 2021, while also returning to Los Angeles STAPLES Center. The award show will be broadcasting on CBS at 8 p.m ET/5 p.m PT.