UPDATE: Beyoncè is always on top. Even on pregnancy announcements. Her Instagram post announcing that she’s pregnant with twins is now the most-liked Instagram pic ever.
Queen Bey’s surprise news, accompanied by a highly stylized photo of herself wearing lingerie and clutching her belly, notched 6.33 million likes less than eight hours after she posted it to Instagram Wednesday at around 1:40 p.m. ET. The post also has over 334,000 comments — and the numbers are still climbing. That already beats previous record holder Selena Gomez, whose Instagram sponsored post of herself sipping a Coke last June has garnered 6.3 million likes to date (and 250,000 comments).
Within one hour of Beyonce’s post going live, it had 2.43 million likes and 166,000 comments. The 20-time Grammy winner’s news also was burning up Twitter, which reported 500,000 tweets about the twins announcement in the 45 minutes after her Instagram post went up (peaking at 17,000 tweets per minute).
NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister — twice.
“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two,” said a statement signed “The Carters.” The news accompanied a photo of Beyonce showing a baby bump while wearing just a bra, underwear and a veil.
Their daughter, Blue Ivy, was born in 2012.
(Photo Source: AP)