Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter Win a 2021 Grammy for "Brown Skin Girl" Before the Show Even Starts

Talk about star power!

There are still hours to go before the 63rd annual Grammy awards ceremony kicks off, but that did not stop Beyoncé from picking up a win already. The artist has won Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl," which stars her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The superstar now has 25 Grammy awards.

"Brown Skin Girl" is a meaningful song and video that celebrates Black beauty and comes off of Beyoncé's album The Lion King: The Gift, which she's called “a love letter to the sounds of Africa.”

Beyoncé rarely gives interviews, but in her ABC special Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift, she spoke about the love and passion behind "Brown Skin Girl" and what it means to see it resonate.

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“When I see fathers singing ‘Brown Skin Girl’ to their daughters, to know that my daughter can have the same opportunities and feel confident and feel like she doesn’t have to take her braids down, she can comb her Afro out, she can glisten in her brown skin. That’s why I make music,” she said.

Beyoncé's music video is also special in that it stars her daughter Blue Ivy, who is now a casual 9-year-old Grammy winner herself for her work on the project. (Blue Ivy is the second-youngest person to win a Grammy, according to the Associated Press; Leah Peasall of the Peasall Sisters was just 8 when she won along with the other artists on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack, which won Album of the Year in 2002.) Beyoncé has always made a point to include her kids in her projects, from this music video to her Icy Park photoshoot, and this was no exception.

Check out Blue in Beyoncé's Grammy Award-winning music video, below:


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