Hazel Monét, the 2-year-old daughter of budding R&B star Victoria Monét, is now officially the youngest Grammy nominee in history. Hazel Monét is nominated for best traditional R&B performance as a featured artist on her mom’s “Hollywood,” which also features the legendary Earth, Wind Fire.
Monét was born on Feb. 21, 2021, which means she’ll still be a little shy of her third birthday when the 66th annual Grammy Awards are presented at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 2024.
Leah Peasall had held the record as the youngest Grammy nominee (and winner) as one of The Peasall Sisters, who were credited artists on O Brother, Where Art Thou?. That surprise-hit soundtrack was awarded album of the year on Feb. 27, 2002. Leah was 8 at the time. The rest of the trio consisted of her sister Hannah, then 11, and Sarah, then 14.
The youngest person before this to receive a Grammy nod as an individual – not as a part of a group or duo – was formerly DeLeon Richards, who was 8 years and 161 days in 1985 when she was nominated for best soul gospel performance, female for her Myrrh/Word album DeLeon.
The youngest person ever to win a Grammy as an individual (again, not as a part of group or duo) is Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Blue Ivy shared in the award for best music video for “Brown Skin Girl” on March 14, 2021, when she was 8 years and 322 days old. She was one of three credited artists on the video, along with her mom and Wizkid.
If “Hollywood” wins best traditional R&B performance, Hazel Monét will become the youngest Grammy winner in history, either as a part of a group or duo or as an individual.
Hazel Monét is also credited as a co-writer of “Hollywood,” along with her mom and the song’s producers, D’Mile and Tim Suby. But the song isn’t nominated for a songwriting award.
“Hollywood” is featured on Victoria Monét’s first studio album Jaguar II, which is nominated for best R&B album, one of seven nods Monét received. She is also nominated for record of the year for “On My Mama” and best new artist, among others. Little Hazel also appears in the “On My Mama” music video, which you can view below:
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