By Karli Poliziani

North West Announces Her Debut Album ‘Elementary School Dropout’

North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, announces she's working on an album titled 'Elementary School Dropout.' Will this 10-year-old become the next big name in music?
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PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 05: Kim Kardashian and North West are seen leaving the Jean-Paul Gaultier headquarters on July 05, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)

Following in the footsteps of her musical father, North West — the eldest daughter of Kim Kardashian and Ye (Kanye West) — has announced she’s working on her debut album. The ten-year-old made the surprise announcement during Ye and Ty Dolla $ign’s listening party for their upcoming album Vultures 2 in Phoenix, Arizona.

North took the stage with youthful confidence, announcing to the crowd, “I’ve been working on an album. And it’s called Elementary School Dropout.” The title is a clear homage to her father’s critically acclaimed 2004 debut album, The College Dropout, which launched him into superstardom.

But this isn’t North’s first foray into music. In February, she made her musical debut on the song “Talking” from the first instalment of her dad’s collaboration album with Ty Dolla $ign, Vultures. The song even charted on the Billboard Hot 100, making North one of the youngest artists to achieve that feat.

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 02: Kanye West and daughter North West attends the “Yeezy Season 8” show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 02, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/GC Images)

North’s announcement has sparked both excitement and debate. At 10 years old, she’s undeniably young for the music industry. However, child stars are nothing new in the entertainment world, and North certainly has the musical background and connections to potentially carve her own path. Whether Elementary School Dropout will be a full-length album or a shorter EP remains to be seen.

It’s also unclear what musical direction North will take. Given her age, the album is likely to explore themes relatable to a young audience. However, with her parents’ influence, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear a blend of pop and hip-hop with a dash of individuality.

Elementary School Dropout
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 23: Kim Kardashian and North West attend DAOU Vineyards’ celebration of The Daily Front Row’s 7th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel on April 23, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for DAOU Family Estates)

North’s announcement also raises questions about the impact of social media and fame on children. Kim Kardashian is known for sharing aspects of her children’s lives online and on TV, and North already has a significant social media presence. It will be interesting to see how her parents navigate the challenges of balancing her burgeoning music career with a “normal” childhood.

But one thing’s for sure: North West’s entry into the music scene is sure to generate a lot of buzz! With her famous family lineage and her early musical steps, all eyes will be on Northie to see what kind of sound she brings to the table.

This story originally appeared on GRAZIA International.