Blue Ivy Carter Sets New Billboard Record

Aged just 4 days, B.I.C is the youngest “artist” to take over music charts

By on January 12th, 2012 10:50 GMT

Blue Ivy Carter is not famous only because her parents are Beyonce and Jay-Z. A recording artist at just 2 days old, B.I.C is, just 2 days later, the youngest “singer” to take over Billboard charts, it has emerged.

As we also noted shortly after her birth, in order to celebrate her coming into this world, Jay-Z released a track called “Glory,” featuring a few seconds of her crying and cooing.

The song was released with credit to her. This way, B.I.C has made her entry in the charts even before she's old enough to know whether what she wants from life is a career in showbiz or not.

“Blue Ivy Carter, the bundle of joy brought into the world by megastar Beyonce (with a little help from fellow famous dad Jay-Z) Saturday (Jan. 7), becomes the youngest person ever credited with gracing a Billboard chart,” the music magazine writes.

“Jay-Z's newly-recorded studio cut 'Glory' – officially billed as 'featuring B.I.C.,' an abbreviation of Blue Ivy Carter – begins on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 74,” Billboard further says.

Since the song is labeled a collaboration (hence the “featuring” in the title), this means both “artists” deserve credit for it.

In other words, if you thought Blue Ivy Carter would one day grow up to be a star, know that she's one already: no need for the growing up part anymore.

“'Glory' arrives as the week's highest new entry on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 1.7 million audience impressions on 54 radio stations, according to Nielsen BDS,” Billboard further says.

If Jay-Z intended the song to be just a tribute to his daughter, with no commercial value, he's just struck gold. If he was gunning for chart glory, he's now starting to reap the results.

“In a stroke of chart kismet, the song marks Jay-Z's 107th career entry on the survey, mirroring the Jan. 7 birth date - in other words (or, um, numbers), 1/07 - of Blue Ivy,” Billboard adds.

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