Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles has paid out a staggering $9 million (GBP5 million) on two apartments in New York - one for her and one for her mum.

And the five-times Grammy winner has ensured she won't be far from her mother TINA - both pads are in a new condominium development on East 58th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan.

But they will have to wait until winter (04) before the luxury flats are ready to be lived in.

05/05/2004 17:24