Blue Ivy Carter wins songwriter award at 2019 Soul Train Awards


Blue Ivy Carter is following in the footsteps of her famous parents, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, with her big win at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards.

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The 7-year-old scion won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for co-writing her mom’s track “Brown Skin Girl,” a musical celebration of dark- and brown-skinned women.

Jay Z x Blue Ivy x Beyonce

Blue Ivy Carter sings on the song, which also includes Nigerian singer Wizkid and Guyanese artist Saint Jhn.

Featured on the Beyoncé-curated soundtrack album “The Lion King: The Gift,” “Brown Skin Girl” name drops Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell and Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland.

Other nominees for the award were Khalid (“Talk”), Anderson. Paak (“Make It Better”), and H.E.R. (“Hard Place”), Lizzo (“Juice”) and Chris Brown/Drake (“No Guidance”)

Previous recipients of the award named after the legendary Motown songwriting duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson include Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Tamar Braxton, Andra Day and Solange – who is Blue Ivy’s aunt.

Both of her parents have won over two dozen Soul Train awards, respectively, over the course of two decades.

“Brown Skin Girl” was also nominated for best collaboration at the Soul Train Awards.

Many of the top winners — including Drake, Chris Brown and Lizzo — didn’t attend the show, and only three of the 12 awards were handed out during the live telecast, which was held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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