Willow Smith Blooms on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
Nine-year-old Willow Smith blooms on the Billboard charts this week, nabbing the Hot Shot Debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 60 with "Whip My Hair."
The multi-talented performer is the daughter of rapper and Academy Award and Grammy Award nominee Will Smith. She launched her acting career alongside her father in the 2007 film "I Am Legend."
Willow is the second of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's two children to appear on a Billboard chart this year. 12-year-old Jaden reached No. 33 on the Hot 100 in June as a featured artist on Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never."
Willow Smith, "Whip My Hair"
Will Smith's children are making their famous father look lazy. Smith last appeared on the Hot 100 in 2005 and R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 2002. (Perhaps "lazy" is a stretch. Since 2005, Smith's work in the movies "The Pursuit of Happyness," "I Am Legend," "Hancock" and "Seven Pounds" -- all subsequent No. 1s on Billboard's Top DVD Sales survey -- have yielded $1.7 billion in worldwide box office receipts).
For more of this weeks' chart movers, including Eminem, Sean Kingston and the Beatles, head over to our Chart Beat column.