7-12 months-Previous Blue Ivy Carter Already an Award-Successful Songwriter


(NEW YORK) — At simply 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter gained the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Practice Awards for co-writing her mother’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a music celebrating dark- and brown-skinned ladies.

Ivy Carter offers a vocal efficiency that opens and closes the music, which additionally options Wizkid and Saint Jhn.

The Carters weren’t on the Orleans Area in Las Vegas to just accept the respect named after the legendary Motown songwriting duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Ivy Carter shares the win with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, St. Jhn and a number of other different co-writers.

This week might get even higher for Ivy Carter: Grammy nominations will likely be revealed Wednesday and “Brown Skin Girl” might earn the younger star her first Grammy nomination (Beyoncé has gained 23 Grammys and Jay-Z has 22).

“Brown Skin Girl” — which options Beyoncé namedropping Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell and Kelly Rowland and singing lyrics like, “I love everything about you, from your nappy curls to every single curve” — was additionally nominated for finest collaboration on the Soul Practice Awards. A lot of the prime winners didn’t attend the present, and solely three of the 12 awards have been handed out through the dwell telecast: finest feminine R&B/soul artist (H.E.R.), finest new artist (Summer season Walker) and finest gospel/worldwide award (Kirk Franklin).

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Chris Brown and Drake’s “No Guidance” — which has spent the final 5 months, and counting, within the Prime 10 of the Billboard Scorching 100 chart — was the large winner, choosing up music of the yr, finest dance efficiency and finest collaboration. Lizzo gained album/mixtape of the yr for “Cuz I Love You” and video of the yr for “Juice.”

The awards present, which aired on BET and was hosted by actresses Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell, additionally gave particular honors to gospel music icon Yolanda Adams and Songwriter Corridor of Famers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who’ve labored with Janet Jackson all through her profession and have additionally crafted No. 1 hits for George Michael, Usher, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Males.

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