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Blue Ivy Carter's First Birthday: Beyonce And Jay-Z's Daughter Celebrates First Year Of Life (PHOTOS)

Happy Birthday, Blue Ivy Carter!

It seems like just yesterday your superstar mommy, Beyonce, announced her pregnancy on stage at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. From that moment we impatiently awaited your arrival and since your birth 365 days ago

Seeing as you're the offspring of one of the world's most famous and powerful couples, it's only right that your first year of life would be filled with amazing moments--including the reported $1 million nursery at the Barclay Center you've just been gifted from dear ol' Dad.

Two days after your birth you became the youngest person to ever appear on the Billboard chart. In one of the sweetest acts of love, Jay-Z recorded and released the song 'Glory' featuring the sound of your first cries. After that we couldn't wait to get a look at you.

So, we were thrilled when Bey and Jay decided to debut you to the world via Tumblr with a collection of personal family photos. You are such a cutie pie (obvi)! From then on the paparazzi was full throttle, but Mom and Dad kept you close and covered up. Nevertheless, we've been ooh-ing and ahh-ing over every glimpse we get of your cute curly head and chubby legs poking out from the Baby Bjorn.

It's no surprise that you're a budding fashionista. We've already spotted you sharpening your shopping skills at Bergdorf Goodman and getting matchy-matchy in animal-motif footwear with mommy. Let's not forget those bedazzled sneakers that are already in your fashion arsenal. And with the Kimye baby on the way, we'd say you've got a super stylish potential sidekick in the works.

So, cheers to your first year of unbelievable cuteness, Blue Ivy! We look forward to many more, we're sure you won't disappoint.

Here's a look back at Blue Ivy Carter's first year of style, jetsetting and, well, the good life!

Blue Ivy Carter's First Year