Blue Ivy, Daughter Of Beyoncé, Wins First Grammy At Age 9

Her mother also made history with her own wins last night.

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by Guy Pewsey |
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Have you ever got the feeling that the younger generation are poised to take over the world? Kids today are learning how to code in primary school, picking up a bit of Mandarin in after school clubs at the age where you were making art with dried spaghetti. We're all good with the Whitney Houston proclamation of children being our future, but it does make us feel old. So the news that Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy has just won her first Grammy has brought out mixed feelings in us. Sure, we're impressed and delighted for the nine year old, but oh my doesn't it make us question our own achievements.

Last night Blue Ivy, eldest daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z, won the prestigious music prize for Best Music Video. The video in question is Brown Skin Girl, released on the 2019 soundtrack album Lion King: The Gift. Blue was credited as a performer alongside her mother and Wizkid. The award was accepted by director Jenn Nkiru, but it is classified as a win for Blue and all those listed as collaborators on the project. That's right: a nine-year-old won a Grammy while you were asleep.

Beyoncé's win for Best R&B performance made her the most awarded singer in the award's long history. Blue, meanwhile, has become the second youngest Grammy winner of all time. The youngest? Leah Peasall. She was just eight years old when she was named as one of the winning performers when O Brother, Where Art Thou won the Best Album prize in 2000.

The former Destiny's Child singer first worked with her daughter on Blue, a song released on her fifth, self-titled album in 2013. She also featured on Glory, a 2012 song written by Jay Z.

Beyoncé was nominated for nine awards, but did not perform at the socially distanced event. She did attend, however, in a gorgeous black dress, sunglasses and matching mask.

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and Lizzo were among the attendees. It was, however, kept small, for obvious reasons.

Industry figure Harvey Mason Jr, however, had previously expressed his disappointment that the music legend would not be singing, telling the Los Angeles Times that it was 'unfortunate, because she’s such a big part of the Recording Academy.'

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