Beyonce Knowles gives birth to a baby daughter

New York: Singer Beyonce Knowles has given birth to a baby daughter.According to, the 30-year-old delivered the girl, named Ivy Blue Carter, in Lenox Hill hospital here Saturday night via a scheduled Caesarean section.

She's the first child of Beyonce and rapper husband Jay Z, who got married in April 2008.

Rihanna was among the first to congratulate through micro-blogging site Twitter: "Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih."

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons also tweeted, "Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay Z."

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