Blue Ivy Carter Hits Billboard Charts at 2 Days Old

And more on Beyonce, Jay-Z's new baby
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2012 9:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Blue Ivy Carter has already charted on Billboard—did you expect anything less from the daughter of music royalty? When dad Jay-Z released "Glory," a song for his new daughter, he also officially billed it as "featuring B.I.C.," her initials. (The song, which you can listen to at left, includes some of the baby's first sounds.) It was released within two days of her birth and debuted at No. 74 on the R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, making Blue officially the youngest person to appear on a chart, Billboard confirms.

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More on the progeny of Jay-Z and Beyonce, who went home early Tuesday:

  • State health officials did look into complaints from fellow new parents at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital, some of whom claimed security for the superstars kept them from seeing their own babies. Those complaints were dismissed last night, the AP reports. The hospital is performing its own investigation, but says that the parents spoken to so far had no complaints.
  • But there's no disputing that Beyonce gave birth in the lap of luxury. TMZ reports that she was the first patient to use a new luxury suite at the hospital, which the gossip site compares to a "Four Seasons penthouse." It includes, among other things, four flat-screen TVs, a kitchenette, and some pretty posh furnishings. Click for pictures.
(Read more Blue Ivy Carter stories.)

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