Blue Ivy Carter Youngest Person To Appear On BillBoard Charts
By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World
The most hated or loved baby in America (depending on if you’re friend of foe), Blue Ivy Carter, at one week old, is the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts.
After making her musical debut on “Glory” with her super-star father, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter the day after her January 7 birth, Baby Blue is officially credited on the song, meaning that she’s generating personal revenue before she can even talk.
Blue and Jay stand at no. 74 on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs Billboard charts dated January 21. Billboard circumvents the inevitable questions about why Stevie Wonder’s daughter, Aisha, did not receive the distinction with the following statement:
“Aisha was never officially credited on [Isn't She] Lovely and the song did not reach a Billboard chart until Jan. 29, 1977 (when it entered Adult Contemporary at its No. 23 peak), almost two years after she was born.”
According to Billboard, the distinction was destiny (pun intented.)
“In a stroke of chart kismet, the song marks Jay-Z’s 107th career entry on the survey, mirroring the Jan. 7 birth date – in other words (or, um, numbers), 1/07 – of Blue Ivy.”
And that’s not all.
Since the world seems so high over her birth, it’s only right that she have a marijuana strand named after her. TMZ reports that several medical marijuana dispensaries in Hollywood are selling a strain called “OG Blue Ivy.”
If you thought the Blue Ivy train was slowing down, think again. It’s just getting started.