News: Jay-Z's "Glory" Makes Newborn Daughter An Instant Record-Breaker
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 8:08AM
Married couple Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles-Carter's newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is already taking after her parents by becoming the youngest person to make it on a Billboard chart.
Jay's decision to include his daughter's crying on the new "Glory" record has already made her a star.
Blue Ivy Carter, the bundle of joy brought into the world by megastar Beyoncé (with a little help from fellow famous dad Jay-Z) Saturday (Jan. 7), becomes the youngest person ever credited with gracing a Billboard chart, as Jay-Z's newly-recorded studio cut "Glory" -- officially billed as "featuring B.I.C.," an abbreviation of Blue Ivy Carter -- begins on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 74. (For historical purposes, this week's Billboard charts are dated Jan. 21). (Billboard)
Young Hov's dedication track becomes the latest in musicians who have penned records in light of their children's births.
Jay-Z's song is the most recent musical tribute to a newborn, but it is by no means the first. Inspired by his daughter Aisha Wonder, Stevie Wonder wrote "Isn't She Lovely" and like Jay-Z, included her crying on the track. Former Beatle John Lennon wrote the song "Beautiful Boy" for his son, Sean. (ABC News)
The record began circulating online earlier this week.
"False alarms and false starts/All made better by the sound of your heart/All the pain of the last time/I prayed so hard it was the last time/Your mama said that you danced for her/Did you wiggle your hands for her?/Glory! Glory! Glory! Sorry../Everything that I prayed for/God's gift, I wish I would've prayed more/God makes no mistakes, I made a few/Rough sledding here and there, but I made it through/I wreak havoc on the world, get ready for part 2/A younger, smarter faster me/So a pinch of Hov, a whole glass of Bé" ("Glory")
Following its release, Jay and Beyonce officially released a statement confirming their daughter's birth.
They released an official statement on Monday, writing, "We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012." "Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven," they add in the statement. "She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs. and it was the best experience of both of our lives." (The Hollywood Reporter)
Check out "Glory" below: