8-year-old Blue Ivy Carter is officially an award-winning artist. At the NAACP Image Awards dinner. The daughter of Beyoncé and JAY-Z won the outstanding duo/group prize for her contribution to “Brown Skin Girl.” Blue, who sings a few lines in the song, which also features Beyoncé, Wizkid and Saint Jhn, received a writing credit.

Beyoncé also won six awards during the night, including outstanding female artist and outstanding soundtrack/compilation album for The Lion King: The Gift, on which “Brown Skin Girl” is featured.

The NAACP Image Awards dinner took place the night before the main ceremony on Saturday, February 21. Last year, both Beyoncé and JAY-Z took home several prizes at the annual awards ceremony, with Beyoncé winning the entertainer of the year award and the rapper being honored with the president’s award.


In July, Blue Ivy marked an exciting milestone when she scored her first Billboard Hot 100 song for “Brown Skin Girl.”3

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Beyonce via Instagram


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