The announcement by R&B and pop superstar Beyonce that she’s pregnant with twins, which she posted Wednesday on Instagram along with a photo showing her “baby bump,” broke records on the photo-sharing social media site and set off a frenzy across the Internet.
CNET reports that the singer’s Instagram post became the site’s most liked image of all time, claiming a Guinness World Record. “In under eight hours, the photo, in which a pregnant Bey cradles her belly in front of a profusion of flowers, shot to 6,481,207 likes,” the story reports.
When we checked in on it at about 8:30 a.m. PT today, the tally had climbed to more than 8.2 million likes, with more than 395,000 comments. You can see Beyonce’s accompanying message here …
CNET notes that Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement moved singer Selena Gomez from Instagram’s top spot, where she had been since a photo she posted in June 2016, showing Gomez drinking a bottle of Coca-Cola, generated 6,315,187 likes.