Most women announce their pregnancy by telling a few close friends or perhaps updating their Facebook status. Beyonce is not most women. The Wold Humanitarian Day supporter broke the happy news by cradling her baby bump on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. Not one to do things by halves, the 16-time Grammy winner made it official later that night by asking the world to “feel the love that’s growing inside of me” after delivering a flawless rendition of “Love On Top”.
Word that music’s hottest power couple were expecting an heir triggered a media storm and set Queen B up for a rollercoaster year of personal highs, unexpected controversies and unwavering excellence. To celebrate the anniversary of Blue Ivy’s first public acknowledgement, we’ve compiled a timeline (flip through it above) of Bey’s biggest moments from the last 12 months.