Jay-Z's Daddy Track 'Glory' Was Planned, Says Pharrell

We're sure this baby is going to be sick of hearing 'Glory' by age 3.
We're sure this baby is going to be sick of hearing 'Glory' by age 3.
Devon Maloney WRITTEN BY
Devon Maloney

Tragic news: It turns out Jay-Z wasn't possessed by muses and inspired to write celebratory baby-daddy tune "Glory" the second his daughter Blue Ivy Carter entered the world. The song's producer (and Oscar balcony drummer) Pharrell Williams shattered our fantasies yesterday of an overjoyed Hova bursting into spontaneous song like a Glee character upon the arrival of his daughter. Apparently, he and Jay had been working on the song before her birth. (If a newborn were ever to inspire instant songcraft, however, that emo-haired child would be the one.)

"[Jay-Z and Beyoncé], they live a different lifestyle, and it was important for him to stop everything that he had going on and just sort of make statement to his baby and his wife," Pharrell told MTV News at the Oscars (via HipHopDX). He went on to say that he and Jay had Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" in mind when they started planning the song. (Well, we could've told you that.) He added, too, that he did the same for his newborn son, Rocket, but that he's "more quiet and private about his life". Listen to "Glory" and come to terms with the fact that another musical myth has been shattered:

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