Blue Ivy Sets Billboard Record, Too Much?

January 12, 2012  |  

Blue Ivy Carter is now officially the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts after lending her vocals (crying) to her daddy’s new song, “Glory.” Baby Blue is credited as “B.I.C.” on the track which debuted on the R&B/Hip Hop songs chart at number 74 after it’s release Monday.

Interestingly, Blue Ivy dethroned Steve Wonder’s daughter Aisha. As a newborn, she appeared on Stevie’s classic, “Isn’t She Lovely,” but B.I.C knocked her out of the top spot for two reasons, according to Billboard: “Young Aisha was never officially credited on ‘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.”

At just a few hours old, I think it will be hard for any other baby to top this record, not that they should try. But is all this “fame” too much? I was a little surprised Jay Z released the song so soon considering the couple once prided itself on being top secret and non-attention seeking, but you know what they say, a baby changes everything.

What do you think about Blue Ivy Carter’s Billboard record?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • JustDoingMe

    How do we even know that the crying is baby Blue? As far as I’m concerned that crying could be from any random child.

  • c-note

    Well…im a fan if both. And hopefully in the future when i have a child i will be obssesed with my bundle of joy. I mean they are superstars what do people people for years told her too have a baby and take a break. She does and the media talk isht. C mon.

  • Sugar_Spice

    Did anyone know that the US formally ended the Iraq war? Or whats going on with the G.O.P candidates? Yes it is very exciting that a new life was brought into this world (i’m a fan of both Beyonce & Jay Z)  but there are more important issues out there for their child to be this publicized.

  • Trina

    The hype over is kid is down right ridiculous. I just hope that American society will let her ENJOY her childhood and not broadcast it, like they’ve been doing for the past however many days now

  • Lynen

    Interesting shot out to Aaliyah’s tragic end in there.

  • RedButterfly81

    Ugh, who cares?! I’m sure Blue Ivy herself is sick of hearing about herself!

  • chaka1

    Enough already. Enjoy your lives. Enjoy your child…in private like mature adults.

  • Neecee401

    I wouldn’t call releasing a song about your new born daughter attention seeking. Especially after a miscarriage. Jay isn’t the first celeb and/or rapper to do this. Why not use your God given talent to express how happy you are?