Music

Blue Ivy Carter the Youngest Person to Land On Billboard Charts

Thu., Jan. 12, 2012 8:20 AM EDT
by Nicholas Robinson

With parents like superstars Jay-Z and Beyoncé, newly born bundle of joy Blue Ivy Carter is destined to be a star. And the darling daughter of the hip-hop and R&B titans is already off to a great start. Just days after Jay-Z released his thoughtful ode to his daughter, “Glory,” a track that features Blue’s first post-delivery coos and cries, it’s been announced that Blue is now the youngest person ever to make their way onto the Billboard charts.

Billboard has reported that “Glory,” which is officially billed as featuring B.I.C. (an abbreviation for Blue Ivy Carter), has officially landed on this week’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at the No. 74 spot, with 1.7 million audience impressions on 54 radio stations, according to Nielson BDS.

Adding to the growing numerology surrounding Blue’s birth, “Glory” is ironically Jay’s 107th career entry on the survey, mirroring Blue’s Jan. 7 birth date.

If “Glory” is any indication, fans should prepare themselves for long-lasting future musical dynasty from the the current king and queen of hip-hop and R&B, with Blue next up to take a seat on the throne. And little Blue isn’t the only youngster who’s made a major impact on the charts. Check out these five other tykes and teens, both past and present, who have made a massive splash on the Billboard charts. –nicholas robinson

 

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