By Nadeska Alexis
Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed Blue Ivy Carter to the world on January 7 and when Hov penned the track “Glory” for his new daughter, naming her as a feature on it, he was simply prepping her for the spotlight. After rapping, “You don’t yet know what swag is, but you was made in Paris and mama woke up the next day and shot an album package,” Hov showed Blue exactly what swag is, making her the youngest artist to ever debut on the Billboard charts.
“Glory” is officially listed with a feature from “B.I.C.” (Blue Ivy Carter) and her first moments are captured on the track, which entered the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 74. Billboard points out that technology allowed Jay-Z to record and distribute the song only 48 hours after his daughter’s birth (a luxury that was denied to other doting fathers such as Stevie Wonder).
Jay released the single “Glory” two days after his daughter’s birth, expressing his joy—“The most amazing feeling I feel, words can’t describe the feeling for real/Maybe I’ll paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you”—and emphasizing the importance of this milestone by revealing that Beyonce once suffered a miscarriage.
“Last time the miscarriage was so tragic, we was afraid you’d disappear but nah baby you magic,” Jay spits. “False alarms and false starts all made better by the sound of your heart. All the pain of last time, I prayed so hard it was the last time.”