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Pregnant Beyonce sets new Twitter record

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby news gets more tweets than the World Cup, Tsunami, riots, hurricane and any other news ever

Posted: 30 August 2011
by Kimberley Smith
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Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting their first child

Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement has topped Twitter’s most exciting news ever chart, after tweeters broke the current Tweets per second (TPS) record to spread the word.

After the star revealed she’s expecting her first baby with hubby Jay-Z, on Sunday night, Twitter announced the record breaking news on its official PR account, @twitterglobalpr. “Last night at 10:35pm ET, Beyonce's big MTV #VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second,” it read.

Beyonce told the world she’s pregnant at the MTV Video Music Awards, showing off her rounded tum under a bright orange Lanvin dress and telling photographers, “I have a surprise!”

Beyonce has been dropping plenty of baby hints lately, even telling Piers Morgan that she’d like to have babies when she’s 30 (she’s 29 now), so we shouldn’t be too surprised at the news. But she’s cleverly managed to avoid the celebrity rumour mill when, judging by the side of her bump, she’s already quite a few months along.

Congratulations!

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