Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Announcement Sparks Half a Million Tweets In 45 Minutes
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Sorry, Kim — it seems no one can “break the internet” quite like Beyoncé.

The Lemonade star announced Wednesday that she was expecting twins with husband Jay Z and within minutes the news sent social media into meltdown mode, sparking half a million tweets within the first 45 minutes, with nearly 17,000 tweets sent per minute, Twitter revealed.

The surprising news, which Beyoncé announced via Instagram, instantly launched “Twins” to the top of Twitter’s list of trends, and also helped “Beyonce,” “Blue,” and “Beyhive” secure trending spots.

People Magazine’s tweet announcing the news is currently the most-liked Beyoncé-related tweet, with 24,000 likes and counting.

See EW’s roundup of the best reactions to the news here.