Blue Ivy Carter youngest ever on the Billboard chart. [NYP]
Also, check out these 15 Celebrity Parents who wrote songs about their kids. [BI]
Jay-Z's new song "Glory" features his new daughter Blue Ivy Carter cooing on the tracks just a few minutes after her birth, making her the youngest person ever to chart in the Billboard history. You have to hand it to Jay-Z, this was a pretty smooth move.
Jay-Z might have copped the idea to include his daughter's vocals on the track from Stevie Wonder. Wonder had recorded daughter Aisha Morris being born and included her voice in his song "Isn't She Lovely," released in 1976. But while the song reached number 23 on the Adult Contemporary chart, it didn't reach the public until two years after Morris' birth. Furthermore, Morris was not credited on the track.
Wednesday, June 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.