London: R&B star Beyonce`s pregnancy news took Twitter by storm, shattering the micr-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 percent compared to last year`s VMAs: 12.4 million viewers tuned in, making it MTV`s most-watched telecast ever.