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Blue Ivy Sets Billboard Record, Too Much?

January 12th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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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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Happy Birthday, Stevie Wonder

May 14th, 2011 - By Demetria Irwin
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The outrageously talented Mr. Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, the third of six children to his parents, Stevie was a fighter from the time he first arrived. He was premature and the oxygen pumped into his incubator helped to bring on his blindness (it is believed).  Somehow this poor, black, blind boy who ended up living in Detroit as a kid, became a full fledged legend.

He was a child star (Little Stevie Wonder) who was so excited in his $1 admission ticket Motown Revue shows that he would literally fall off the stage in his adolescent giddiness-so says my mother who attended those now legendary shows. Of course that special child became the man we know today as Stevie Wonder. His music transcends race, culture, class and everything else that tends to divide the human race. He is a musical genius.

I listen to his art every single day. Whatever mood you’re in, Stevie has a song for you. He really does. How I love that man. Le sigh.

Anyway, here are a few favorite Stevie Wonder jams. Enjoy…