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Willow Smith, 9, Signs Record Deal with Jay-Z

Her father is one of the top box office stars in the world, Will Smith, and her mom is "HawthoRNe" star Jada Pinkett Smith. Willow is on the path to become a superstar herself now that mega-mogul Jay-Z has taken her under his production wing.

The 9-year-old signed with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label, and is creating internet buzz with her debut single, "Whip My Hair."

Jay called in to Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Thursday to talk about his new charge.

"I heard the record first, before I knew that it was recorded by a 9-year-old, and J.Brown said 'She's 9' and he said, 'She's Will and Jada's daughter'. I met Willow and the first thing she said was 'I'm really nervous,'... I knew right then she was a star."

Listen to "Whip My Hair."

This isn't Willow's first taste of stardom. She joined her father in "I Am Legend," and mom Jada in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa."

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