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Beyonce and Blue Ivy team up with Coldplay for new song

Little Blue Ivy Carter is already following in her famous mama’s footsteps!

By Keren Sim
With two of the most famous artists in the music biz as her parents, it was only a matter of time before three-year-old Blue Ivy took up the mic herself!
The adorable tot has been featured on her very first song, lending her vocals to a Coldplay track along with proud mum Beyonce.
Titled ‘Hymn For The Weekend’, the catchy tune is taken from the band’s upcoming album A Head Full Of Dreams, which is due for release on December 4, 2015.
Beyonce and Blue both feature on Coldplay's upcoming album. Photo: Getty
Beyonce and Blue were confirmed as contributors to the album last week, but frontman Chris Martin released a snippet from the song for the first time on Instagram yesterday.
Blue’s vocals (along with those of Chris’ own children Apple and Moses) make up part of the choir section of the track, which Chris revealed was inspired by “late-night club songs” from Flo Rida and other artists.
“The ‘choir’ started with my two kids coming in after school and recording,” Chris told The Wall Street Journal.
“We recorded Blue Ivy Carter in New York when her mom Beyonce was in the studio. It comes from learning about Greek tragedy, where the chorus chimes in at times.
“To me, when we use that sound, it’s to affirm what I’m saying. ‘We agree with you, Chris. Keep singing.’”
However, little Blue isn’t the only surprising collaborator to be found on Coldplay’s seventh album. Chris’ ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow – who has previously shown off her pipes on TV’s Glee - is also featured on the song ‘Everglow’, which Chris says is about “a relationship’s enduring spark”.
Chris’ current girlfriend, Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis, is also featured on one of the songs from the album.
“Everyone who got asked to sing on our album has an important part in our lives,” Chris said.
“This is The Wall Street Journal, so I don’t want to get too hippie, but what I’m trying to learn in my life is the value of every human. Inclusiveness is the key thing, and it all comes from that ‘Guest House’ poem.”
Chris and Gwyneth at a charity gala in 2014. Photo: Getty

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