Thanks to ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ Blue Ivy‘s got the gold!
At the 2021 GRAMMY pre-show Sunday night (March 14), it was announced Blue had collected a trophy in one of the show’s untelevised categories: Best Music Video.
Awarded to the Jenn Nkiru-directed music video, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ (seen above), the inspirational clip was released in support of her mom Beyoncé‘s critically acclaimed ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album – a musical companion piece to the global blockbuster live action remake of ‘The Lion King’ (in which Bey also stars).
For Blue, the win – her first – makes her the second youngest person to ever win a GRAMMY. Only Leah Peasall, who won 2002’s Album of the Year at eight-years-old for her contribution to the ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ soundtrack, was younger at the time of her win. For mom, it’s her 25th trophy – making her just 3 wins shy of becoming the most awarded female artist in GRAMMY history. By the night’s end, she set the record for most wins among any singer ever (click here to read more).
Blue Ivy Carter hasn’t even reached 10-years-old and is already no stranger to making history. In 2019, she achieved her first Billboard 100 hit (at just seven years old) for her feature on “Brown Skin Girl.” In 2020, she followed by making history as the youngest BET Award winner ever (as we reported here).
Now, thanks to a retroactive addition to the list of contributors to the ‘Girl’ video, Blue’s a historic GRAMMY winner.