🎵 Is Taylor Swift still this generation’s greatest songwriter?

Mic-Check Newsletter
11 min readApr 29, 2024

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Billboard’s Hot 100 saw history made at both ends of the age spectrum this month. Six-year-old Rumi Carter, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, became the youngest female artist ever to chart with her contribution to her mother’s song Protector. Just one week later, Ariana Grande’s 98-year-old grandmother, Marjorie Grande, became the oldest person ever to chart with her feature on Ordinary Things.

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