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Like her parents, Blue Ivy now an award-winning songwriter

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:00 AM
In this August 28, 2016 photo, Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyonce, arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Beyonce, right, and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter.


At just seven, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mom’s hit Brown Skin Girl, a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women.

Ivy Carter gives a vocal performance that opens and closes the song, which also features Wizkid and St John.

The Carters weren’t at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to accept the honour named after the legendary Motown songwriting duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Ivy Carter shares the win with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, St John, and several other co-writers.

This week could get even better for Ivy Carter: Grammy nominations will be revealed Wednesday, and Brown Skin Girl could earn a nomination.