Few artists love surprising their fans as much as Beyoncé and her latest last-minute announcement was Making The Gift, an intimate documentary following Bey and co. as they put together the album for Disney’s The Lion King, which was released in July. It’s packed with as much emotion, inspiration and motivation as you could want in a Yoncé-led project.
You may recall she was a huge part of the Disney reboot, including voicing Nala and contributing to the film’s official soundtrack. Bey also produced and curated a bonus album, The Lion King: The Gift, which included new songs from American and African artists and in Monday night’s doc, fans were treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Beyoncé in the studio working on the album as well as intimate moments with her family. But the moment that got the Beyhive buzzing was watching Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s seven-year-old daughter Blue Ivy take the mic.
Bey and Blue are shown sitting on a couch together working on the lyrics and melody for “Brown Skin Girl,” the song that became an instant favourite among fans, with the youngster quickly getting the feel of the song and confidently approaching the mic to lay down her vocals.
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Blue Ivy seemed to have had a major impact on her mother’s latest album. Bey and Jay’s eldest daughter appeared to be present throughout the making of The Gift, even scoring a writing credit, and was included in the music video for the album’s lead single, “Spirit.” After watching Monday night’s documentary, we now think Blue may have even choreographed it. And done the album artwork. And designed the merch. And hired the catering company. There’s not much we’re willing to put past this talented wunderkind.
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The new doc also included some lighter personal moments between the famous mother and daughter, including Bey and Blue singing and dancing along to Beyoncé’s song “Mood 4 Eva.” We’ll remember this moment when Blue Ivy becomes the number one selling artist of all time.