She's already featured on a hit song, but the world has been waiting to see Blue Ivy Carter. Here she is. Instead of pictures leaking in tabloids, Jay-Z and Beyonce have kept it classy and chosen to share these touching photos with their newborn daughter, along with a note:

"We welcome you to share our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives."

- The Carter Family

[via Life+Times]