Crazy in love: Beyonce and Jay-Z, the intensely private power couple
In June the following year Beyonce told Piers Morgan "I always said I would have a baby by the time I'm 30."
And she was true to her word.
At the MTV Music Video Awards two months later the singer overshadowed all the other acts before the show had even started with a happy announcement.
Cluthching her baby bump she told the assembled press: "I have a surprise."