Blue Ivy Carter, 9, Makes History as Youngest MTV VMAs Winner

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Blue Ivy Carter is among the winners who took home an MTV Video Music Award Sunday night, making her the youngest person to ever do so.

Blue Ivy Carter has once again made history by becoming the youngest VMA winner ever, per PEOPLE’s Vanessa Etienne

The 9-year-old offspring of Beyoncé and Jay-Z took home her first MTV Video Music Awards honor on Sunday night, winning best cinematography for “BROWN SKIN GIRL.” It’s an honor shared with her mother as well as collaborator Wizkid and SAINt JOHN. 

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Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper, Lady Gaga, and Lorde were also nominated in the category. 

“BROWN SKIN GIRL” is one of the tracks from Beyoncé’s visual soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. The 28-time Grammy winner previously shared with Good Morning America that she wanted the song and accompanying visual to represent all shades of Brown. 

“It was so important to me in ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’ that we represented all different shades of Brown,” she said. “We wanted every character to be shot in a regal light… It was important that we are all in this together and we all are celebrating each other.” 

In the video, Beyoncé sings the praises of Black beauty, comparing their complexion to pearls and telling them that she would “never trade you for anybody else.” It features Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, and former Destiny’s Child bandmate and longtime friend Kelly Rowland. 

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It’s the first official feature for Blue Ivy, who sings the opening and closing verses, and also received a writing credit. 

Being the Carters’ eldest child is legendary in and of itself, but Blue Ivy has made a lasting impression with her awards for “BROWN SKIN GIRL.” In addition to the VMA, the nine-year-old has won a BET Award, a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards, and the Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards

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