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Beyonce's pregnancy post on Instagram breaks records to become most liked picture ever

Mirror logo Mirror 2017-02-05 Zoe Shenton

Beyonce's pregnancy post on Instagram has become the most liked picture ever.

The superstar's surprise news, accompanied by a photo of herself clutching her belly, notched 6.33 million likes less than eight hours after she posted it to Instagram on Wednesday.

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.

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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).

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Historically speaking, Beyonce - with 92.8 million followers - is not the Queen of Instagram.

That title belongs to Selena, who has 108.4 million followers, while Taylor Swift (96.8 million) and Ariana Grande (95.4 million) also have bigger Instagram followings than Beyonce.

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Beyonce averages 1.6 million engagements (likes and comments) per post, according to Thuzio's Julius influencer-marketing platform, which captures data around celebrity social-media posts.

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On that metric, too, Selena is No. 1 with 2.9 million average engagements, followed by soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo (2.1 million) and Lionel Messi (2 million), and Kylie Jenner (2 million) and Kendall Jenner (1.7 million).

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Beyonce and husband Jay Z also have a 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

"We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over," Beyonce wrote in her Instagram post.

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