Blue Ivy Carter Got Her Very First BET Award Nomination
Last year, Blue Ivy Carter took home a BET Soul Train Award for songwriting (ahem, the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award), but she could be taking home another award at this year's BET Awards. According to Entertainment Tonight, Blue Ivy was nominated for the BET Her Award, which honors neo-soul and traditional R&B artists. Just like her previous award, she got the nod because of her involvement in her mom Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl," which also features Wizkid and Saint Jhn.
"Brown Skin Girl" is on Beyoncé's album The Lion King: The Gift. It's going up against "Underdog" by Alicia Keys; "Melanin" by Ciara feat. Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La; "I Choose" by Layton Greene; "Tempo" by Lizzo feat. Missy Elliott; and "Afeni" by Rapsody feat. PJ Morton.
According to CNN, Blue has credits for both songwriting and vocals on the track. Naturally, Tina Knowles was proud to have her granddaughter stepping into the spotlight.
"Oh my god. That album is incredible," she told ET. "I can’t get enough of it and, of course, I'm not biased but that was wonderful and for Blue to be a part of it, it's amazing."
This year's BET Awards are set to air on Sunday, June 28, on BET, BET HER, and CBS. Blue joins first-time nominees Saweetie, Doja Cat, and Roddy Ricch this year. In addition to "Brown Skin Girl," Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Album of the Year for Homecoming: The Live Album and Best Movie for Homecoming.