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Following the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z's first child Blue Ivy Carter, Capital FM charts the diary of the 'Love On Top' star's first pregnancy.
There was no indication that the 2011 Billboard Awards was was one of the singer's first live appearances as a pregnant woman. Beyonce performed an energetic rendition of her hit 'Run The World (Girls)' at the ceremony in Las Vegas.
Beyonce performed one of her biggest gigs to date at Worthy Farm as she headlined Glastonbury Festival. The star showed no signs she was with child as she ran through a selection of her biggest hits.
Following on from her triumphant show at Glastonbury the singer headed to Scotland to perform at the T In The Park Festival. She wore a black sparkly dress which covered her midriff and any suspicions she may be pregnant.
The Destiny's Child star performed at Rumsey Play Field in Central Park for Good Morning America wearing a bright yellow dress. Once again she tried to put the world off the scent by casually covering her stomach and by performing much of her set from a crouched position.
In August, Beyonce performed at the MTV Music Awards 2011 and announced to the world that she was pregnant by dropping her microphone and rubbing her belly at the end of her live performance of 'Love On Top'.
Beyonce looked beaming and glamorous as she launched her new 'Pulse' fragrance in New York. She covered up her baby bump in a blue sequined mini dress with matching blazer.
The star was in attendance for the Badgley Mischka Spring 2012 fashion collection where she wore an elegant short light coloured dress which delicately covered her ever growing baby bump.
The singer was a little over 5 months pregnant when she and husband Jay-Z watched a US Open match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in New York. The expectant couple were seen in high spirits and Beyonce kept her bump off display in a baggy white t-shirt and trilby hat.
Beyonce wore a figure hugging outfit which proudly put her baby bump on display as she posed with her sister Solange Knowles at the J.Crew Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Solange was one of the first to congratulate her sister when she gave birth on 8th January 2012. She tweeted: "The most beautiful girl in the world".
A pregnant Beyonce uses a large bag and scarf to stop photographers capturing her baby bump as she visited close friend Gwyneth Paltrow on the set of her film 'Thanks For Sharing'. Chris Martin's wife also congratulated the star after she gave birth and confirmed on her Twitter account that the singer's baby's name was Blue Ivy Carter.
Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z were seen sharing an intimate moment during a shopping trip in New York. During this month the singer hit back at rumours her baby bump was false. Internet speculation went into overdrive after Beyonce's stomach seemed to deflate as she sat down for an interview on Australian Television.
The singer looked as happy as ever as she arrived for a business appointment in Midtown, New York. The singer opened up about her pregnancy cravings to deny she had become hooked on pickles, hot sauce and bananas.
The Singer hosted a screening of her 'Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4' film wearing a glamorous black tight dress. Reports during the month had suggested her husband Jay-Z had adopted the singer's mostly vegan pregnancy diet.
A behind-the-scenes video taken from the star's 'Countdown' video showed the singer trying to cover up her baby bump. Her Destiny's Child band mate Kelly Rowland revealed this month that she had regretted not being able to spend more time with her close friend during her pregnancy.
Beyonce ran into Nicki Minaj backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The 'Super Bass' singer took to her Twitter account to show off a picture of the pair. "The angels were fierce but bey's baby bump...chile...*snaps in z-formation* #NICKISGREATESTPUNCHLINES," she tweeted alongside this picture.
The pregnant star was due to give birth at any point when she was pictured here stepping out in a pair of leopard print leggings in New York. A few days later, Twitter rumours began circulating that the star had reportedly given birth to a baby girl called Tiana-May Carter.
The singer was spotted still pregnant on New Year's Eve to dismiss the rumours she had already given birth and then on the 7th January 2012, Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl called Blue Ivy Carter via a C-section at Lenox Hill hospital in New York.