Blue Ivy Carter: The World’s Most Famous Ten-Year-Old Musician

Blue Ivy Carter

Blue Ivy Carter was spotted at the Rams vs. Cardinals game with her father, Jay-Z, on January 17.

Blue Ivy Carter With Father Jay-Z

The father-daughter duo was watching from the stands in style, with Carter donning a baseball cap and graphic shirt with stylish clear-framed glasses.

Being the eldest daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z is one thing, but being one of the most famous kids in American entertainment is a whole other matter.

In fact, every time Carter steps out of the house, it seems as though fans are always divided about which parent the ten-year-old most looks like.

Matching outfits make the pair look closer than ever, with a Twitter user even saying that Carter was the perfect mix of her parents:

“That’s Bey•Jay= Blue Jay.”

While her parents may be some of the biggest names in the music industry, Blue Ivy Carter has received acclaim for talents in her own right.

Following in her parent’s footsteps, it is evident that Carter has a long and illustrious career ahead of her.

The Birth of Blue Ivy Carter

Blue Ivy was perhaps one of the most famous people in the world even before she was born.

When Beyoncé announced her pregnancy during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, fans were ecstatic to learn everything they possibly could about the world’s first Knowles-Carter baby.

Blue Ivy made her entrance into the world on January 7, 2012, in Manhattan.

At the time of her birth, Time Magazine referred to her as “arguably the most famous baby in the world.”

Jay-Z introduced his daughter to the world in a song released two days after her birth tha contained the newborn’s cries, calling it ‘Glory.’

He even featured Carter on the track, crediting her as ‘B.I.C’ – and officially making her the youngest member of the rap music game.

At the time of her birth, her parents had secured trademarks of her name to use for merchandise, including books, bath products, games, and more.

It was not just Carter’s parentage that caused significant media attention, but her status as the grandaughter of Tina and Matthew Knowles and the niece of powerhouse musician Solange.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z enrolled Carter in a private school in West Hollywood, California, after deciding she should be able to engage with the world as a regular child.

Her father’s homage to Carter, ‘Glory’ debuted at number 74 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart on January 12. It then hit number 23 on the Rap Songs chart on January 28.

To date, Carter is the youngest person of all time to be featured on the Billboard charts. 

Blue Ivy’s Music Career

While most other ten-year-olds spend their time being a child, Blue Ivy gets to boast about being one of the youngest Grammy winners of all time.

In 2019, Carter was featured in the song ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ written and composed by her mother for the visual album Black is King.

Beyoncé, who voiced Nala in the live-action remake of The Lion King, gathered celebrated black artists to write and create the stunning album for a series of songs celebrating their respective cultures.

‘Brown Skin Girl’ affirms the beauty of dark-skinned women, and the video seeks to do just that.

Carter, who also has a writing credit on the song, contributed the song’s opening and closing vocals and appeared in the music video released as part of the album.

At the age of nine, Carter became the second-youngest Grammy Award-winning artist of all time for her contributions to the song, taking home the award for Best Music Video.

The timing was not in Blue Ivy’s favor, as the title of the youngest Grammy-winning artist continues to belong to Leah Peasall, who took the award home when she was eight in 2001 for her work on O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

The song also earned her a BET award, NAACP Image Award, and MTV Music Video award in 2020.

Blue Ivy Carter was also the narrator of the audiobook Hair Love, based on the short film by Matthew A. Cherry.

The film follows a father struggling to style his daughter’s afro hair while her mother is undergoing chemotherapy.

Her Relationship With Her Siblings

In February 2017, Beyoncé broke the internet after posting a pregnancy announcement on Instagram, revealing she was expecting twins.

The photo, which gained a record-making 6.3 million likes within just eight hours, is one of the most-liked images on the platform.

She achieved a similar feat when she posted a photo of herself with her twin, daughter Rumi and her son Sir, which became the second most-liked photo on Instagram.

Carter has been nothing but a loving older sister, a fact her mother mentioned in a 2017 interview with Entertainment Tonight,

 “She’s very proud and very excited,” the singer-songwriter said.

She and her younger sister were featured in Beyoncé’s campaign for her Adidas line, called #HALLSOFIVY, in 2021.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Beyoncé discussed her intention behind introducing children’s sizing in her fashion line:

“On our family vacations, we love to coordinate our outfits. My kids are usually on set with me for shoots, and we’d find ourselves putting them in extra-extra-smalls so we could match. So, it is a natural progression for IVY PARK to introduce a selection of key silhouettes in children’s sizing.” 

Since the photos of the shoot were released, fans could not help but notice that all the Knowles-Carter ladies look extremely similar.

What Does The Future Hold?

There is no doubt that Blue Ivy Carter has opportunities many artists could only dream of.

She has already proven she can work in music, a fact solidified by her impressive rapping in a tribute video for her father’s induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Whether she sticks to music or pursues her interests in the world of makeup artistry, it is safe to assume the world has not heard the last of Blue Ivy Carter.

With regular appearances at entertainment and sporting events, it is pretty clear that nobody recognizes her staying power more than Blue Ivy herself.

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