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Queen Bey’s Brood: Rumi Rewrites the Charts, But Who’s Next?

Sibling competition can fuel impressive legacies in the music industry. Look no further than Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Solange and even the upcoming generation of Carters – Blue Ivy and Rumi.

While these youngsters can’t even legally drive (yet!), they’re already making history with the help of their superstar mom, Beyoncé. Rumi’s recent feature on “Protector” has landed her on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the youngest female artist ever to achieve this feat. This dethrones her own sister, Blue Ivy, who previously held the record.

Blue Ivy secured her spot at the tender age of 7 with her appearance on “Brown Skin Girl” from The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack. Not only was she credited on the track, but she also impressed with her vocal contributions and songwriting skills.

“Protector” debuted at a respectable No. 42 on the Hot 100, showcasing Rumi’s talent at a mere 6 years and 9 months old. Interestingly, this coincides with Jay-Z‘s album, Cowboy Carter, topping both the Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts. The song itself opens with Rumi asking Bey, “Mom, can I hear the lullaby, please?” – a sweet moment between mother and daughter.

While the Carters are dominating family chart records, the youngest artist ever to appear on the Hot 100 title belongs to French singer Jordy Lemoine. Back in 1993, his song “Dur dur d’être bébé!” (“It’s Hard to Be a Baby”) reached No. 58 when he was a mere 4 years old.

Blue Ivy, however, is no stranger to the recording studio. She made her debut at the age of 1 on Beyoncé’s self-titled album with the track “Blue.” Jay-Z even featured her on his song “Glory” just two days after her birth in 2012, making her the youngest person to ever appear on any Billboard chart (though it wasn’t the Hot 100).

The friendly competition between the Carter sisters might have a new challenger: Hazel Monét. Victoria Monét‘s daughter, at just 2 years old, became the youngest Grammy nominee ever for her vocal contributions to her mom’s acclaimed 2023 album, Jaguar II.

One thing’s for sure: the future of music is looking bright, and these talented youngsters are definitely worth keeping an eye on.

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