Beyonce Gives First Post-Baby Concert in Atlantic City

Beyonce shined at the stage at Revel resort in Atlantic City on Friday for her first concert since giving birth to baby Blue Ivy in January.

The happy 30-year-old superstar-mom was in fine form for her triumphant return. Photo: prathi/Flickr

Beyonce admitted to butterflies as she returned to the stage last night at the Revel resort in Atlantic City for a four-night stint, says The New York Post.

“It is exciting. I’m a little nervous, though,” the new mother said in a video called “The Making of a Concert: Part One.”

“It’s like going back to my old job. It’s a little strange. But it’s important that you don’t lose yourself and you still have your own passions. I’m back to work.  I’m back to business,” Beyonce added.

However, the singer will definitely forget about all those nervous feelings this weekend as she’s scheduled to play three more shows at the Revel.

As her husband Jay-Z recently revealed, Beyonce’s performance last night was one of the best of her career: “I’m gonna say this and then I’m gonna end mine. BEYONCE is the best performer in the world. Period.”

“I swear I’ve just witnessed the best concert ever,” entertainment blogger Miss Jia agreed, adding that the show featured a video of Beyoncé with her baby daughter Blue Ivy.

Some videos, posted online Beyoncé sang the Whitney Houston anthem “I Will Always Love You,” and Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.”

According to some reports, Jay-Z and former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland attended Friday’s concert.

Baby Blue Ivy Carter wasn’t in attendance to see her superstar mom in action, but she did feature in a post-show video montage.

It was found out later that there were some more famous people on the concert.

The crowd cheered loudly as Michelle Obama and her two daughters made their way to the seats. Some fans even took photos while others screamed the first lady’s name. One fan yelled, “This is history!”

Obama has made no secret of her admiration for the superstar – recently naming Beyonce as the person she would most like to be if she could be anyone else, writes The Daily Mail.

In an interview promoting her book American Grown, Mrs Obama revealed: “Gosh. If I had some gift I’d be Beyonce. I’d be some great singer… It looks like musicians just have the most fun.”

Obama is certainly a household name in her own right, so why be Blue Ivy’s mom?  She said, “The power of music, being able to play an instrument … It looks like musicians just have the most fun.”

Last month, the singer wrote a letter expressing how highly she thinks of Obama, lauding the first lady for being a “caring mother” and “loving wife,” and standing firm under pressure.

“I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to,” while Beyonce went on to call Mrs. Obama, “the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African-American woman,” Beyonce wrote.

Shortly after that, Obama returned the love in a tweet, saluting Beyonce for being a good role model herself.

According to ABC News, Beyonce also serenaded the first couple with Etta James’ “At Last” on the night of President Obama’s inauguration.

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