Beyoncé Knowles is with child. News of the soon-to-be-arriving Carter-Knowles progeny created such a delirious twittering outburst that a new record for Most Tweets Per Second was set on the popular micro-blogging site. The previous record had only just been set last month when it became apparent that Japan had bested the United States during the women’s World Cup final. At that time, the tweets-per-second record was 7,196 tweets. So what was the Twittering rate reached by Sasha Fierce? Final count came down to 8,868 tweets per second.
On Sunday, as the MTV Music Awards were about the begin, Beyoncé divulged her big news by way of a (non)red carpet stroll that included a lot of belly-holding and demarcating. During the show she performed “Love on Top,” rubbed her swelling abdomen and told her audience, “I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me.”
Other recent events that have garnered a lot of tweeting: Osama Bin Laden’s death, Japan’s March earthquake and tsunami, and the British monarchical wedding. America’s most famous singer married America’s most famous rapper, Jay-Z in 2008. Before and after their marriage, Beyoncé had been the focus of innumerable pregnancy rumors. Many congrats to the happy couple.