After almost a year of absence from her natural environment, Beyonce Knowles returned to the stage last night at the Revel, on the Atlantic City boardwalk, before a multiple-night run of shows from the star starts tomorrow night (Sunday 27th May) reports The Daily Mail.

It has actually been nine months since Ms Knowles performed to her fans, taking time away from music following the birth of her first child, BLUE IVY, in January of this year. Her rapper husband Jay Z, who recently returned from the London leg of his Watch The Thrones tour with Kanye West, was present at the show to lend his support.

Since her last show, a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last August - the same day she confirmed her pregnancy, Beyonce has been preparing herself for motherhood and adapting to the change of pace in her life. However, according to reports from the night, it was as if the 'Crazy In Love' singer had never been away from the stage at all as she performed with all the enthusiasm and confidence as though she was on the last date of her stretch of shows at the New Jersey hotel.