In what is one of the sweetest gestures ever, Macklemore dedicated his song "Growing Up" to his new daughter. On Aug. 5, he made the announcement via his official website, adding that Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born in May. The message was coupled with an adorable photo of Macklemore cradling his daughter's hand. As touching as the song is, the singer isn't the first celebrity to dedicate a song to his child.
Macklemore also shared his joy in becoming a father, writing:
Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born two months ago on May 29. There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her.
He notes that the song is partially his advice about growing up, but also him trying to figure out how to grow up. From the deeply personal lyrics to Ed Sheeran's feature, "Growing Up" will likely stand out as one of the best tracks in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' catalog.
Here are seven more artists who wrote songs for their children.
1. "Glory" — Jay Z Feat. B.I.C.
Yep, "B.I.C." is Blue Ivy Carter, whose heartbeat and cries can be heard on the track. The song explains the indescribable feeling Jay Z felt when he became a father.
2. "Heartbeat Song" — Kelly Clarkson
The heartbeat in question happens to be a slowed down recording of Clarkson's daughter's own heart. Like "Glory," the track expresses the singer's joy at being a mother.
3. "Only One" — Kanye West Feat. Paul McCartney
"Only One" is a bittersweet tribute to North West. Not only does it celebrate her, but it's told from the perspective of West's late mother.
4. "Blue" — Beyonce Feat. Blue Ivy
Once again, Blue Ivy scored a feature on a song tribute to herself. Like Jay Z's, "Blue" is ridiculously sweet and acknowledges Beyonce's joy.
5. "Hailie's Song" — Eminem
Even the title of this song is a shoutout to Eminem's daughter, Hailee. The track talks about how being a father gave Eminem a new sense of purpose.
6. "Little Star" — Madonna
Madonna's "Little Star" was written for her daughter, Lourdes. It finds the singer passing along inspirational advice to her child.
7. "Isn't She Lovely" — Stevie Wonder
This iconic song celebrates the birth of Wonder's daughter, Aisha.