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Beyoncé and Jay-Z confirm birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter

After days of media speculation, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have confirmed that they have given birth to a baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

In a statement released on Beyoncé's official website, the pair said that they are "in heaven" at the news.

The statement, which was released on Monday (January 9), states that the weight of Blue Ivy was 7lbs, with the couple also sending their thanks to those who gave them support. The statement reads:

"Hello Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.

- Beyoncé & JAY Z."




Listen to Jay-Z's 'Glory feat. B.I.C', a track dedicated to the birth of his daughter, below: