Beyonce Knowles announced that she is pregnant with her first child last night (29.08.2011) on stage at the MTV Vma awards.

The Crazy in Love singer took to the stage wearing a purple tuxedo jacket saying "Now everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear" according to She then unbuttoned her jacket, rubbing her stomach and smiling said "Tonight I want you to stand up on your feet; I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me." It will be the first child for both the former Destiny's Child singer and rapper husband of three years Jay Z. After returning to her dressing room Beyonce was greeted by a team of people that hugged, cheered and congratulated her on the news. There were also shots of Jay Z and fellow rapper Kanye West celebrating and both naturally seemed elated with the news. A publicist for the pop superstar later confirmed the pregnancy to the Associated Press.

Beyonce has become one the most recognisable stars in the world since first entering the limelight with girl group DESTINY'S CHILD, since then she has gone on to release four solo albums including collaborations with husband Jay Z as well as appearing in several movies and also creating her own fashion label.