Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter signs record deal with Jay-Z

Willow follows dad will into the music business, even though she hasn’t even hit double figures yet!

Willow Smith, the daughter of celebrity couple Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, is set to follow in dad Will’s musical footsteps by signing a record deal at, aged just 9!


Like big brother Jaden, who starred in The Karate Kid this summer, Willow’s debut into the entertainment world has become a big hit. Willow’s debut single Whip My Hair has racked up over 1 million views since it was uploaded earlier this week.

The single is proving such a success that Willow has even received a recording deal from Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation.

“I heard the record first before I knew that it was recorded a 9-year-old, and I was like ‘Man, that record’s a smash,”‘ Jay-Z told Ryan Seacrest’s Kiss FM radio show

Although Willow’s very excited at the prospect of being a pop star, her debut single is all about the lessons her mum Jada taught her.

“It means just be an individual,” said Willow.


“You can’t be afraid to be yourself…and you can’t let anybody tell you that’s wrong…my mum and me are very strong individuals and I just know that because lots of people don’t act like themselves, so they’re not happy,” Willow explained.

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