When your parents are musical royalty, you can expect to have an unusual upbringing.

But winning a major music award at the age of 8? That's something to boast about in the school playground.


Of course, Blue Ivy Carter, aka the eldest daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, is no stranger to awards, having won her first one last November at the Soul Train Awards. There, she shared the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award with her parents for collaborating with her mum on Beyonce's 'Brown Skin Girl'. She both opens and closes the song with a verse of her own.

Now, the same song has won a much bigger award after bagging the 'Outstanding Duo/Group' gong at the NAACP Image Awards last night.

It originally appeared on Beyonce's 'The Lion King: Gift' album, released in conjunction with the film last year.


The ceremony was not televised, but no doubt she has already claimed the award for her bedroom shelf.