Jay-Z and Beyonce's Daughter Becomes Youngest Person to Crack Billboard Charts
Published Jan 12, 2012Considering Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce's newborn daughter, has industry titans for parents, it was only a matter of time before she got in on the game. Earlier this week, her proud papa sampled her first sounds on his new single "Glory," crediting his offspring as "B.I.C.", and the team-up has now made the baby the youngest person to make it onto the Billboard charts.
According to Billboard, the tender hip-hop number will show up at number 74 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts for the week of January 21. The turnaround from Blue Ivy's birth last Saturday (January 7) to the song being uploaded a couple of days later makes the achievement especially notable, as duetting with your newborn has happened before. Stevie Wonder pulled off the same awww-inducing feat in the '70s when he added his daughter Aisha's first coos and cries to "Isn't It Lovely." However, the scenarios differ in that Aisha was not credited on the number, and the track surfaced in 1977, two years after she was born. Credit the marvels of technology on this one for getting Blue Ivy her just due so quickly.
"Glory," an ultra-personal number about the birth of Blue Ivy, which also details a previously unknown miscarriage that Beyonce and Jay-Z suffered, is the highest ranking new entry in the week's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, reportedly achieving 1.7 million audience impressions on 54 radio stations. You can check out the track below.