08/01/2012 15:17 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Beyonce And Jay-Z Welcome Baby Girl Named Blue Ivy Carter

Beyonce and Jay-Z 'welcome baby girl named Ivy Blue Carter' Beyonce and Jay-Z have welcomed a little girl called Blue Ivy. Photo: PA

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have welcomed a baby girl and called her Blue Ivy Carter.

There was initially confusion over the name, with reports suggesting it was Ivy Blue, but Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed it on Twitter, writing: "Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already."

According to, the 30-year-old singer gave birth by caesarean section at the Lenox Hill hospital in New York.

Celebrities have been tweeting their congratulations, with hip hop mogul Russell Simmons writing: "Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z," and Singer Rihanna posting: "Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih."

According to the Daily Mail, the All the Single Ladies singer booked out the entire fourth floor at a cost of $1.3 million.

That's what we call giving birth in style... In fact, Beyoncé has been ultra-stylish during her pregnancy, favouring funky animal-print leggings over typical maternitywear.

Congratulations to the new mum and dad!