Brown Skin Girl: Wizkid Alongside Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn Win 2021 MTV Video Music Award
During the Video Music Awards which held on Sunday, September 12, MTV quickly rattled off a number of awards toward the end of the night that were handed out on stage.
One of those was the Best Cinematography prize for “Brown Skin Girl,” which is credited to Beyoncé, Saint Jhn and Wizkid, featuring Blue Ivy.
Wizkid and SAINt JHN joined Beyonce in the 2019 record, “Brown Skin Girl” for her 2019 soundtrack album, The Lion King: The Gift.
This isn’t the first time the tune has been honored with a prestigious award, as it also won the Grammy Award earlier this year for Best Music Video.
With her Grammy win in March, Blue Ivy became one of the youngest nominees to ever win the heralded music prize. She was one year older than Leah Peasall, who set a record as the youngest winner when her group The Peasall Sisters prevailed with Album of the Year, Soundtrack in 2001.
‘Brown Skin Girl’ song was included on the 2019 soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift, and its music video appears in Beyoncé’s 2020 Netflix film, Black Is King.
The latest prize has now made Blue Ivy, 9, the youngest-ever VMAs winner. Her voice can be heard during the song’s beginning and end, and she also appears in the video with her mom.
Also nominated in the category at the 2021 VMAs were Lady Gaga‘s “911,” Justin Bieber‘s “Holy,” Foo Fighters‘ “Shame Shame,” Lorde‘s “Solar Power” and Billie Eilish‘s “Therefore I Am.”
Meanwhile, “Leave the Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records won in the Best R category which the Wizkid’s song was also nominated.
In the Best R&B category, “Brown Skin Girl” was up against “Leave the Door Open” , “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown and Young Thug, “Heartbreak Anniversary” by Giveon, “Come Through” by H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown and “Good Days” by SZA.
Meanwhile, the collaboration with Beyoncé had previously earned Wizkid a #72 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019. He won two Soul Train Music Awards, the BET Awards, and a NAACP Image Award.