Date: 9th January 2012

Beyonce gives birth to baby girl

Beyonce has given birth to a baby girl in New York, media outlets reported on Sunday.

Celebrity friends have taken to Twitter to congratulate Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z on the birth of their daughter.

Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, are close friends with the new parents and Paltrow tweeted to say the baby would be called Blue Ivy Carter.

The first child of the singing star, 30, and rap mogul husband Jay-Z, 42, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was delivered late Saturday in a private wing of Lenox Hill Hospital, according to the New York Daily News and others.

Representatives for the singer and her husband did not immediately return requests confirmation.

Beyonce showed off her pregnancy on stage earlier in the year at the MTV video awards, performing her song "Love On Top" and telling the audience to stand up. "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me," she said at the time.

Source: Press Release