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Blue Ivy Carter Wins Her First Musical Honor at 2019 BET Soul Train Awards for Contributing to Mom Beyoncé's 'Brown Skin Girl'

Mary Scott
Nov 19, 2019
08:40 A.M.
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Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, has landed her first-ever award for songwriting. The seven-year-old is now the recipient of a BET Soul Train Award for co-writing the song "Brown Skin Girl."


Only a few months ago, Blue officially got her first charting hit, and now, that same song has put her name on the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award at the Soul Train Awards on Sunday.

Jay-Z, Blue Ivy & Beyonce at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in New York City on Jan. 28, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images



Brown Skin Girl

," a hit track released in July, was one of the songs on the Beyoncé-curated "Lion King" soundtrack album, "The Lion King: The Gift."

It’s not sure how Blue’s award will eventually influence the outcome of Beyoncé’s trademark battle over her daughter’s name.

The song featured Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter, whose vocals can be heard opening and closing the track. "Brown skin girl/ Your skin just like pearls/ The best thing in the world/ I’ll never trade you for anybody else," the seven-year-old sings.


Blue shares the award with her superstar mom and several other co-writers of the song. According to Time Magazine, however, no member of the Carter family was available to pick up the award at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The publication reported that "Brown Skin Girl" was also nominated for best collaboration at the Soul Train Awards, but that award went to Chris Brown and Drake for their chart-topping tune, "No Guidance."


Meanwhile, the outlet notes that there might be some more good news for Blue this week. Grammy nominations will be announced on Wednesday, and "Brown Skin Girl" may once again score Blue her first Grammy nomination.

News of Blue’s first award win comes nearly four months after she landed her first Billboard Top 100 Song with "Brown Skin Girl." That feat was achieved mere days after the song was released.


According to Page Six, Blue’s latest award win may also help Beyoncé’s trademark battle for her daughter.

The 23-time Grammy winner is at loggerheads with a wedding planner over the trademark for the name "Blue Ivy." In recently submitted court documents, she claimed Blue is a "cultural icon."

Beyonce & Blue Ivy Carter at the 67th NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 18, 2018 in California | Photo: Getty Images


Beyoncé stated:

"Blue Ivy Carter is a cultural icon who has been described as a 'mini style star' and has been celebrated for her 'fashion moments' over the years. Her life and activities are followed extensively by the media and the public."

It’s not sure how Blue’s award will eventually influence the outcome of Beyoncé’s trademark battle over her daughter’s name. Nevertheless, the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award has become an achievement no one can take away from the little lady.

Congratulations, Blue Ivy!