Blue Ivy Carter is only five days old, but she already has a collection of possessions worth many times what most people make in a year. As if that wasn’t enough, now she’s received a gift from her father that money can’t buy: the distinction of being the youngest person ever to be credited on a song appearing on the Billboard charts. The only way things could get any better for her is if she knew what the fuck was going on.
As previously reported, Jay-Z released a heartwarming track called “Glory” about the birth of his new daughter when she was only two days old, crediting her for the coos and cries he sampled. Today, that track debuted at #74 on Billboard‘s R&B/Hip-Hop song chart, making “B.I.C.” the youngest person ever to “earn” such a distinction.
The previous record holder in this area was Stevie Wonder‘s daughter Aisha, whose baby noises could be heard on his 1975 song “Isn’t She Lovely.” But she was not officially credited on the track, and it didn’t hit the Billboard charts until a full two years later.
How crazy is it going to be for young Blue Ivy when she’s old enough to actually be aware that her little baby voice was heard by millions of people before she even understood the concept of “dropping a single”? So crazy. I imagine this could be really cool or really creepy for her, depending what kind of person she turns out to be.