Listen Here:Jay-Z Dedicates New Song, Glory, to Daughter

Beyoncé gave birth in New York on January 7th

Jay-Z has posted a brand new track online today, two days after his wife Beyoncé gave birth to their first child, a daughter name Blue Ivy Carter.

The song is entitled “Glory” features the lyrics: “”Words can’t describe the feeling for real, baby I’ll paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you” amongst others to describe his love for his wife and daughter.

More poignantly, the track also reveals that Beyoncé suffered a miscarriage, and that the superstar couple feared they would never have a child, with the lyrics “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic, we was afraid you disappeared,”

The track also features a baby’s cry, which is presumably the cries of baby Beyoncé!

Listen to “Glory” below:


Beyoncé Gives Birth to Baby Girl, Blue Ivy Carter

Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Awards 2011 in September.

One week after rumours started spreading that Beyoncé had giveen birth to her first child, we now know that Beyonce and Jay-Z’s child was actually born last night.

According to E! Entertainment Online, Beyonc ehas given birth in a private suite in the Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of New York last night. E! has also said that the baby girls name is Blue Ivy Carter, after the incorrect version “Ivy Blue Carter” started trending on Twitter.

Close friends of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Russell Simmons,  have added to confirmation of the Blue Ivy Carter’sbirth by tweeting messages of congratulations to her superstar parents.

Rihanna tweeted:  “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih” whilst Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed the baby’s name to her followers.

There hasn’t been any comment from either Beyoncé or Jay-Z’s spokespeople, most probably to try and protect the mother and child from the inevitably intense media attention.

Congratulations to Beyoncé and Jay-Z!

Video: Beyoncé rocks Glastonbury

Beyoncé headlined the Glastonbury Festival

Beyoncé headlined the Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury was absolutely crazy in love with Beyoncé tonight as she headlined the festival – the first woman to do so in twenty years. The pop icon opened her set with her 2003 number one single Crazy in Love, after appearing on the Pyramid Stage silhouetted against a white triangle.

Queen B was typically diva-like arriving ten minutes late (though that’s markedly better than a certain Gaga at Big Weekend) and wore a low cut gold sequinned top.

Well over 50,000 fans were there to cheer her on as she performed hits such as Single Ladies, Naughty Girl, and Baby Boy, as well as some Destiny’s Child songs.

Personally, my favourite performance was Halo! It’s a favourite of mine and I like the fact that she acknowledged the 40 years of Glastonbury with photos and video.

Beyoncé performed an energetic set for nearly two hours, and her voice never faltered once – what a true pop icon!

Please leave your thoughts as a comment below!

Watch Single Ladies here!

Beyoncé, Fela Kuti and a make-up furore

Single Ladies singer Beyoncé has been criticised and caused controversy over a recent photo shoot in which she had her face blackened with make up. Beyoncé had taken part in the shoot for the French fashion magazine L’Officiel.

Beyoncé wore dark make-up for the L'Officiel shoot

The magazine has defended the photo shoot, which was for its 90th anniversary edition, saying that Beyoncé had her skin darkened in tribute to Africsn singer and rights activist Fela Kuti.

L’Officiel said in a statement: “The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season.As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face. We find the images beautiful and inspiring.”

However, critics have claimed that the skin-darkening is offensive and unsuitable to be used as a tribute to Kuti.

There has been no comment from Beyoncé’s camp.

In other Beyoncé news: Queen B has confirmed that she will be headlining Glastonbury 2011 and will be performing on the prestigious Pyramid Stage like her husband Jay-Z did in 2008. In a statement Beyoncé said of Glastonbury : “This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot wait to perform there,”

Also, Beyoncé is reportedly 1 song away fom completing her latest LP.

What do you think about the photos, and will you be looking forward to seeing Beyoncé at Glastonbury?