Beyonce paid tribute to Whitney Houston as she returned to the stage for the first time since becoming a mum, singing the late superstar's hit I Will Always Love You.

The Crazy In Love singer took to the stage in Atlantic City, New Jersey last night for the first of four consecutive gigs at the newly-launched Revel resort, her first shows since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January.

Speaking to the audience she said: "I gotta say, it feels so good to be back home on stage."

Later in the show, Beyonce paid tribute to her idol Houston by singing one of her biggest songs.

Beyonce's husband Jay Z quickly took to hsi Twitter account writing: "I'm gonna say this... Beyonce is the best performer in the world. Period."