Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blue Ivy Carter youngest person ever to hit Billboard charts

Beyonce and Jay-Z have a hit on their hands.

Well, make that two: little baby Blue Ivy Carter, for one, and the fact that she’s the youngest person ever to be credited on the Billboard charts.

Billboard reports Blue Ivy’s contribution to Jay-Z's newly-recorded song, "Glory" – which is officially billed as "featuring B.I.C.," enters the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #74.

“Glory” is Jay-Z’s tribute to the new lady in his life, and it features audio of Blue Ivy near the end of the track.

A generation or two ago, Stevie Wonder did a similar thing, including his then-newborn daughter Aisha on his iconic song "Isn't She Lovely.”

B.I.C. claims the mark for youngest charted artist over Wonder's girl because Aisha was never officially credited on "Lovely" and the song did not reach a Billboard chart until January 29, 1977, almost two years after she was born.

Blue Ivy Carter/B.I.C. also benefits from the era in which she born: technology today allows an advantage in that Jay-Z was able to record and release "Glory" less than 48 after her birth.

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