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US singer Beyoncé and husband Jay Z 'welcome twins'

A pregnant Beyoncé performed at the Grammy Awards earlier this year. Credit: PA

Beyoncé has given birth to twins in Los Angeles, according to US media reports.

Her father, Matthew Knowles, appeared to confirm the stories with a tweet saying "they're here!" and a picture with the words "happy birthday to the twins! love Granddad."

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The 35-year-old announced in February that she and her husband Jay Z, 47, were expanding their family.

News that the singer was expecting twins, following a post on her Instagram account, sparked a social media frenzy.

The post attracted more than 11 millions likes.

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Beyoncé has kept a low profile in recent weeks, further fuelling speculation that she may have given birth.

The singer pictured with husband Jay Z at a basketball game in April. Credit: AP

The couple, who married in 2008, are already parents to daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in 2012.