Music Articles

Nine-Year-Old 'Whips' Up Internet Sensation

The daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, nine-year-old Willow, hopped into the spotlight this week with the debut of her first music video. Willow Smith's song, "Whip My Hair," has caused a stir on the Internet. Some love it, but others wonder if the little performer is too young to be drawing so much attention. Host Michel Martin talks with Danielle Belton, author of the politics and pop culture blog, about Willow Smith's moment in the spotlight.

Nine-Year-Old 'Whips' Up Internet Sensation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Wayne Huang/NPR

Tiny Desk

Lower Dens

Watch Jana Hunter bring her delicate, haunting voice and hypnotic sound to the Tiny Desk.