Beyonce Knowles pays tribute to Whitney Houston

Los Angles: Singer Beyonce Knowles recently gave her first performance after becoming a mother and paid tribute to Whitney Houston by singing the late star`s popular number ‘I will always love you’.

The 30-year-old set the stage on fire in New Jersey Friday. It was her first gig since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January. reports that she sang a slew of her hits including "Single ladies", "Irreplaceable", "Halo" and "If I were a boy", and told the audience: "I gotta say, it feels so good to be back home on stage."

Beyonce also paid tribute to her idol, Houston, by belting out one of her hit songs.