Los Angeles: R&B star Beyonce's pregnancy news took Twitter by storm, shattering the micro-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. A newspaper reported that according to Nielson Co, the audience was up by 9 percent compared to last year's VMAs: 12.4 million viewers tuned in, making it MTV's most-watched telecast ever.

(Agencies)