Beyonce's 7-year-old daughter wins her first songwriting award

Beyonce's 7-year-old daughter wins her first songwriting award

- At the tender age of seven, Blue Ivy Carter has won her very first Soul Train award

- It was announced on Sunday evening during the awards show held in Las Vegas

- The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z racked up the honour for her contribution to her famous mom's hit, Brown Skin Girl

- The music tribute to women of colour is Blue Ivy’s first songwriting credit

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At seven years old, Blue Ivy Carter is already walking in the footsteps of her parents in building an incredible résumé.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's firstborn daughter just won a songwriting award for contributing to her mom’s track Brown Skin Girl, which was featured on The Lion King album.

Blue took home the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award, which also credits her parents as co-writers, at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards on Sunday, 17 November.

Other co-writers shared the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award win with the young girl, including SAINt JHN and Wizkid.

Twitter users applauded the youngster for her breakthrough.

Brown Skin Girl was part of her mom’s The Lion King: The Gift album, and it received rave reviews from fans and critics upon its release.

The #BrownSkinGirlChallenge even went viral on social media, with black women including Lupita Nyong’o and Gabrielle Union using the hashtag to celebrate the song’s positive message.

Beyoncé is currently involved in a trademark battle over her daughter’s name.

The superstar singer claimed in court documents that her child is a cultural icon so this latest honour may help her case.

In addition to Blue, Bey and Jay are also parents to 2-year-old twins Sir and Rumi Carter.

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Beyoncé's connection to her children was important to her crafting of The Gift, she revealed during an interview with ABC in September.

"Knowing where you come from, that’s what I want for my children," she said of bringing all three kids to Africa.
"It feels like I’m making peace with a part of me that is yearning for my ancestral connection," she added.

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