The jaded reporters among us (OK, yours truly) didn’t really think those baby sounds in Jay-Z’s “Glory” really were Blue Ivy Carter, even though the proud papa labeled it “featuring B.I.C.” It just seemed like they would have better things to do than to head into the studio this week. But you know, through the wonders of the modern age, and being Jay-Z and Beyonce, it probably wasn’t that hard, so we’ll buy it. Baby girl is bound to be a prodigy. And today we have news that the track will be #74 on next week’s Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. Given she was less than 2 days old when the song dropped, she’s officially the youngest person ever to have a Billboard hit.
Billboard.com points out that Blue is not necessarily the youngest person ever to record a Billboard hit, mind you. Stevie Wonder recorded his newborn daughter Aisha being born for 1976’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” but the song didn’t chart until she was almost 2 years old.
In other B.I.C firsts, TMZ obtained photos of the swanky hospital room at Lenox Hill where she was born on Saturday. Sources told the site that the hospital didn’t create the room — which features four flat-screen TVs, a living room area and a kitchenette — just for the Carter family, but they were the first to use it.
And speaking of Lenox Hill, the Associated Press reports that state health officials have dismissed complaints that other patients were mistreated during Beyonce’s stay there. The hospital is still conducting its own review of the matter.
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