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Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s newborn daughter, has already made Billboard music history.
Baby Ivy, who was birthed on January 7, has become the youngest person to receive credit for a charting song, according to Billboard.com. The baby’s cries can be heard on Jay-Z’s recently-released song, "Glory."
Now, the song will enter Billboard's chart next week at No. 74.
"Glory" has officially become this week’s highest new entry on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard chart. According to Nielson BDS, 1.7 million audience impressions of the song have spread to 54 radio stations. This song also coincidentally marks Jay-Z’s 107 career entry on the survey, the same numbers as the Jan. 7 birth date of Blue Ivy.
Jay-Z released the song on his blog site, lifeandtimes.com. Immediately afterwards, it became a viral sensation. The song credits "B.I.C.," which stands for Blue Ivy Carter.
One of the song’s most standout lyrics are, "The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real/Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory."
Jay-Z isn’t the first artist to feature his newborn on a song. Stevie Wonder had his daughter Aisha’s baby coos immortalized in his song, "Isn’t She Lovely," when she was born. However, Blue Ivy Carter still holds the Billboard honor over baby Aisha.
This is because Aisha was never officially credited on "Isn’t She Lovely," plus the song did not reach a Billboard chart (Adult Contemporary at No. 23 on Jan. 29, 1977) until almost two years after her initial birth.
Blue Ivy Carter left her hospital setting and went home with her parents this past Tuesday.
According to Daily News and E! News, officials at Lenox Hill Hospital confirmed the departure of their famous new patient. Beyonce and Jay-Z reportedly managed to avoid a mass of waiting photographers and media reporters by leaving the hospital via the uptown New York hospital's side gate around 1:30 a.m.
Two SUVs with tinted windows were seen blocking traffic on East 76th Street to allow the van carrying the famous music duo and their new baby girl away from the hospital.
Blue Ivy Carter has already been featured in news reports in media across the globe. Celebrities across the internet have given their well-wishes to Beyonce and Jay-Z on their new bundle of joy.
For those who want to hear the song for themselves, check out the video below: