Blue Ivy Carter is an NAACP Image Award winner at just eight years old! The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-z was honored for co-writing her mother’s song, “Brown Skin Girl”, from The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack.
Along with winning outstanding duo/group award for her “Brown Skin Girl” collaboration with Saint Jhn, Wizkid and daughter Blue Ivy, Beyoncé racked up several other awards, including outstanding female artist, album for “Homecoming: The Live Experience, and soundtrack/compilation for “The Lion King: The Gift”.
Blue Ivy was previously honored at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards when she took home the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for the same song.
“Brown Skin Girl” celebrates dark and brown-skinned women everywhere; and Carter not only co-wrote the song, she also sang on it with her mother Beyonce, Guyanese singer SAINt JHN and Nigerian singer Wizkid.
“Brown Skin Girl” is also Carter’s first songwriting credit and to her credit, the song received high praise from critics and even started the #BrownSkinGirlChallenge on social media, where dark and brown-skinned women would post selfies of themselves embracing the beauty of their skin. Amanda Mitchell of The Oprah Magazine praised the song for being “unapologetically and fearlessly Black.” Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who is mentioned in the song, posted an Instagram video of herself dancing to “Brown Skin Girl” with the caption reading: “Brown Skin Girl. Thank you @Beyonce for this Gift!!”