Singer Beyonce has given birth to a babygirl putting paid to rumours that her baby was due in February.
The baby girl has been named by dad Jay-Z as Tiana-May Carter.
The indications were revealed this morning in tweeting messages on the social network Twitter.
Rumors began flying earlier this week that the pop star had checked in to St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City.
The past few hours have seen words spreading across the world through various social networks that she had delivered a baby daughter.
Multiple outlets picked up the story, but all cited the growing buzz on Twitter as the source of the story.
The final result of the birth is the culmination of the biggest celebrity baby story in years, and one that started with trademark dramatic flair at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
On Thursday, there were rumours in the US that she was due to arrive at a private hospital in New York.
Back in September, the superstar revealed that she was due before the end of the New Year, with sources in the States claiming that she was over nine months pregnant.
A story published in Thursday’s MediaTakeOut.com claimed that staff at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital were being prepared for “VIPs” to arrive, with the celebrities in question reserving half of the labour suite in the Hospital.
She concealed her pregnancy for months before revealing her baby bump at the MTV Music Awards in August.
Her mother, Tina, 57, sister Solange, 25, and nephew Julez in the city added weight to the rumour on Thursday with series of movement across various spots in New York city.
Nurses at New York’s St Luke’s Roosevelt hospital allegedly had been previously informed to prepare the labour suite for the arrival of a top celebrity VIP.
And designer Tina and sister Solange, were spotted leaving vintage store Stella Dallas in New York City on Thursday, apparently in preparation for the welcoming of the baby.
The singer lives in a multi-million pound penthouse apartment in the city with rapper husband Jay Z.
It had been thought the 30-year-old singer and husband Jay Z could be welcoming a child as early as today according to MediaTakeOut.com. Now the baby Tiana-May Carter is reportedly doing fine with her mum in high spirit.