It's time to wish Happy Birthday to Beyonce and Jay-Z's super child, Blue Ivy. The princess of music has certainly been getting the royal treatment since she was born a year ago today.
Here's a look back over the year she won't remember but the rest of us will never forget!
Before she was even born, Blue Ivy was making headlines. The hip hop couple revealed their pregnancy in a timely fashion, deciding the MTV Video Music Awards was the best place to let the story break. The star hinted on the red carpet about and impending announcement and then told the world, following her live performance of 'Love On Top'.
Beyonce showing of her baby bump at the VMAs (Wenn)
With such a high profile announcement the Twittersphere went into hyper-drive. According to Twiiter's global PR team, the baby reveal gave the site a record high of 8,868 tweets per second around the world. Blue Ivy was trending before she was even born!
Another pre-natal headline grabber came out in the run up to her birth, when it was revealed that the couple had rented out an entire wing of a hospital so as to maintain privacy. They apparently spent $1.3million ensuring they had the whole fourth floor of the Lennox Hill Hospital to themselves.
The couple are fiercely protective of protecting Blue Ivy from paparazzi (Wenn)
Following her birth in January last year the media frenzy continued. There were of course a flurry of celebrity congratulation tweets and the inevitable first photo paparazzi stakeout.
Ever the trend setter Blue Ivy's first pictures were released to the public via Tumblr. The music moguls set up the account with photographs of the family and the statement: "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter family."
The beautiful baby girl has also managed to make music history, as the youngest person to ever appear on the Billboard chart. Jay-Z released the song 'Glory' featuring 'BIC' just two days after her birth, on which you can hear her crying.
Beyonce and Jay-Z keeping baby Blue underwraps (
Probably one of the things Blue Ivy has made it into the papers for the most, is all the baby swag she's been getting!
A source for Star magazine said that after the birth: "Together they’ve bought a Swarovski-studded high chair by Carla Monchen for £10,000, and a Fantasy ‘posh tots’ coach carriage crib for £30,000."
"Jay-Z bought Beyonce a solid gold handmade Ginza Tanaka rocking horse for £400,000. They’ve even splashed out on a £20,000 magical windmill playhouse for the garden and a mini Bugatti car, too."
Beyonce with Blue Ivy on holiday on their private yacht (Splash)
Most recently it has been claimed the couple spend a reported $1million a year on renting the entire basement suite at the home of the Brooklyn Nets, the Barclays Center as Blue Ivy's nursery. The room is apparently filled with toys for the baby and a champagne bar for the adults.
All this in one year. We can only speculate but we're not sure even Kanye and Kim's baby could outdo Blue, but if anyone's up for the challenge...