R&B star Beyonce's pregnancy news shatters Twitter record
R&B star Beyonce's pregnancy news took Twitter by storm, shattering the micro-blogging site's record of the highest number of sent tweets per second.entertainment Updated: Sep 01, 2011 12:15 IST
R&B star Beyonce's pregnancy news took Twitter by storm, shattering the micro-blogging site's record of the highest number of sent tweets per second.
The 29-year-old singer smiled and clutched her burgeoning belly to announce the big news at the MTV video music awards on Sunday and said "I have a surprise" as she posed for photos on the red carpet.
"Last night at 10.35pm, Beyonce's big MTV VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second," the company officials tweeted.
The mass amount of 140 character-long messages wasn't the only way the Grammy-winning artist took over Twitter, "Beyonce is pregnant" turned into a huge trending topic and many fans changed their Twitter profile pic to photos of the songstress.
Sunday night's VMAs had the highest ratings for the award show ever. The Los Angeles Times reported that according to Nielson Co, the audience was up 9 % compared to last year's VMAs: 12.4 million viewers tuned in, making it MTV's most-watched telecast ever.