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Beyonce’s pregnancy helped Twitter break a record on Sunday when she made the announcement during the 2011 MTV VMAs, proving that we at the HB offices weren’t the only ones excited about the news.

When Beyonce made her big reveal, rubbing her belly at the end of performing “Love On Top,” approximately 8,868 tweets were sent out per second.  (This beat the previous record of 7,000+ tweets this past summer when Japan beat the U.S. Women’s soccer team.)

Beating many world events to the top post, the news surpassed the online notoriety generated by Osama Bin Laden’s capture and death months ago, as well as the death of Pop icon Michael Jackson in 2009.

Her announcement, along with Amy Winehouse’s tribute, Lady Gaga in drag, Kanye West & Jay-Z hitting the stage together, and Lil Wayne’s crazy pants, also made this award show, the most-watched in history for MTV! The network reports that they had their biggest audience yet with a record-breaking 12.4 million total viewers.

Congrats to all!

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