News Beyonce Gives Birth Published 10:54 PM PST, January 7, 2012 Getty Images One of Hollywood's most anticipated babies has reportedly been welcomed into the world as The Houston Chronicle, E! News and other outlets confirm that Beyonce gave birth to a daughter tonight in New York City. MORE: Beyonce's Most Memorable Style Moments E! News reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z have named their first daughter: Blue Ivy Carter. MORE: Beyonce's Baby Announcement The news was un-officially confirmed by Jay-Z's prodigy Rihanna, who Tweeted, "Welcome to the world Princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih!" MORE: Kelly Rowland Accidentally Reveals Sex of Beyonce's Baby Family friend Russell Simmons also Tweeted, "Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z." The singer announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards by cradling her burgeoning baby bump on the red carpet and after her performance of Love On Top.