The internet rumour mill went into overdrive on December 30 with reports she had given birth, but the superstar spent New Year's Eve out on the town with her baby bulge very much in evidence.
The 30-year-old singer saw in 2012 by dining with her husband Jay-Z at a New York restaurant before going to her sister, Solange's, house party.
Solange, 25, Tweeted at midnight: "Shout out to my sister for being THE cutest pregnant woman ever!"
Before the party at Solange's rented Brooklyn brownstone house, the couple enjoyed a romantic meal, with Beyonce enjoying fried chicken while Jay-Z had oysters.
According to reports - which neither the singer herself nor husband Jay-Z had confirmed - the U.S. star had named her daughter Tiana May Carter.
The news came after reports suggested that staff at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital - a private facility in New York - had been told to prepare for a VIP arrival.