Blue Ivy Carter turned one earlier this week, but that isn't the only reason to celebrate - her mum Beyonce is BACK and she's got a smoking GQ cover to prove it.

Bey marked the start of her big comeback with a sizzling shoot for the US men's mag.

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And the mother-of-one is well and truly back in shape as she gears up to release new music.

She is set to officially launch it with a half-time performance at the Superbowl next month.

And after seeing this pic, we can't blimmin' wait. Welcome back, Bey!

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  • Jay-Z And Blue Ivy in Paris

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    Yachting along the Mediterranean Sea in September

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    NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 12: Beyonce leaves her Midtown Manhattan office carrying her daughter Blue Ivy on April 12, 2012 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 04: Beyonce, Jay Z and their baby Blue Ivy Carter leave the 'MEURICE' hotel on June 4, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)

  • Beyonce and Blue Ivy

    image released by Beyonce.com, Beyonce Knowles holds her daughter Blue Ivy in a recent family photo. Photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents on Tumblr blog page http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." (AP Photo/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com, Courtesy of the Carter Family) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Blue Ivy Carter

    image released by Beyonce.com, Blue Ivy, the daughter of performers Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, is shown in a recent family photo. Photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents on Tumblr blog page http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." (AP Photo/Photo Courtesy of the Carter Family) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Blue Ivy And Jay-Z

    image released by Beyonce.com, rapper Jay-Z holds his daughter with singer-wife Beyonce Knowles, Blue Ivy in a recent family photo. Photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents on Tumblr blog page http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." (AP Photo/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com, Courtesy of the Carter Family) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Blue Ivy Carter

    image released by Beyonce.com, Blue Ivy, the daughter of rapper Jay-Z and his singer wife Beyonce Knowles, is shown in a recent family photo. Photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents on Tumblr blog page http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." (AP Photo/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com, Courtesy of the Carter Family) MANDATORY CREDIT

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