Blue Ivy Carter Biography

(American Singer and Daughter of Musicians Beyoncé and Jay-Z)

Birthday: January 7, 2012 (Capricorn)

Born In: New York, New York, United States

Blue Ivy Carter is the first-born of pop icons, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Right from the time her birth was announced, Blue Ivy Carter became famous. She is one of the youngest and most celebrated kids and has a fan following of her own. At such a small age, Blue Ivy is a fashion icon and makes headlines for her appearances alongside her parents. Known for her immaculate dressing sense, she is often compared to her diva mother, Beyoncé. She makes style statements with her girly, yet fresh fashion choices and is a favorite of the paparazzi. She also made headlines after it was reported that she would be launching a beauty line in association with her mother’s company. The line was reported to include beauty products, clothing and make-up accessories, and even mobile apps, and games. Blue Ivy Carter was also seen at the 2017 Grammy Awards with her father and grandmother, Tina Knowles.

Quick Facts

Age: 12 Years, 12 Year Old Females


father: Jay-Z

mother: Beyoncé Knowles

siblings: Daniel Julez Smith Jr.

Born Country: United States

Family Members American Female

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

Rise to Stardom

Blue Ivy Carter became famous right from the moment her mother, Beyoncé, announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. The photos of Blue Ivy Carter published by her parents on February 10, 2012, on their Tumblr account took the media by storm.

After her birth, Blue Ivy’s unusual name spread wide speculations about its origin. Several fan theories have emerged over time, crediting the name to Jay-Z’s album titled ‘Blueprint.’ Though the name created widespread rumors, it was one of the most popular names of that year.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are said to have trademarked Blue Ivy’s name. She was spotted at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with her father Jay-Z. She paid a tribute to Prince, sporting his signature pink suit with a ruffled collar white shirt underneath, sending the media into a frenzy due to her adorable looks and enthusiasm during the show.

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What Makes Blue Ivy So Special

Already a rising music star, Blue Ivy Carter was first featured in Jay-Z’s music video for his hit single ‘Glory’ which was released two days after she was born, and is the youngest person to ever have been featured on Billboard. Her cries were recorded and can be heard in the song. She went on to appear in hit songs like ‘Blue’ (2013), ‘Up&Up’ (2016), ‘Blue's Freestyle / We Family’ (2017), and ‘Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing’ (2019). Blue Ivy Carter was also featured in Beyoncé’s song, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ which earned her several awards including the ‘BET Award,’ ‘Soul Train Music Award,’ and ‘NAACP Image Award.’

Blue Ivy has also starred in films as well. She was first seen in the 2013 autobiographical television film ‘Life Is But a Dream.’ The film received a mixed response from critics. She also starred in films like ‘Beyoncé: Lemonade’ (2016), ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’ (2019), and ‘Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift’ (2019). She last appeared in the 2020 American musical film and visual album, ‘Black Is King.’ It was released on Disney+ and garnered massive acclaim from critics.

She is a darling of the media and grabs attention with her unending enthusiasm. While not active on social media, she has a fair amount of fan pages on Instagram with thousands of followers.

Her close resemblance to Beyoncé has prompted several comparisons between mother and daughter. Her innocence and exuberance amidst all the media attention are what makes Blue Ivy so special!

Family & Personal Life

Blue Ivy Carter was born on January 7, 2012, in New York to mega-star parents, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Blue Ivy’s aunt Solange Knowles is a renowned singer, while Bianca Lawson, her other aunt, is a television actor. Her grandmother Célestine ‘Tina’ Beyincé-Lawson is a popular fashion designer and stylist, who founded the ‘House of Dereon’. Matthew Knowles, her grandfather, is a talent manager and businessman. Blue Ivy will soon become the elder sister to twin babies.


In 2021, Blue Ivy Carter won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video for her work in the "Brown Skin Girl" video.

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