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Grammys 2021: Blue Ivy Carter becomes second-youngest Grammy winner ever

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Like mother, like daughter.

At the Grammys pre-show ceremony on Sunday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s nine-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter officially became the second youngest person to win a Grammy award.

She won alongside her mom in the best music video category for “Brown Skin Girl,” a song from Beyoncé’s Lion King companion album, The Lion King: The Gift. They share the award with Wizkid and Saint Jhn, the video’s director Jenn Nkiru and other collaborators.

In addition to the best music video win, Beyoncé — who came into the night with the most nominations with nine — also picked up an early Grammy for best rap performance for “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion. She now has 26 Grammy wins total, two away from setting the record for the most-awarded female artist.

And in case you’re curious, the youngest Grammy winner ever was Leah Peasall, who won in 2001 at eight years old for her work on the album of the year-winning soundtrack to the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?

By Andrea Tuccillo
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