Beyonce & Jay-Z's Baby News Broke Twitter Records

August 28: Beyonce reveals her baby bump on the red carpet and while performing at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

During the show, Beyonce cleared up any doubt, telling the audience "I want you to feel the love that growing inside of me," before a performance of her new song, "Love on Top." And, making no show of subtlety, she then ended the song by unbuttoning her blazer and rubbing her baby belly.

Viewers took notice. Twitter's official global PR feed, Twitter Comms @TwitterGlobalPR tweeted Monday that the baby news broke a site record at 10:35 PM EST, with 8,868 tweets per second (TPS). The most TPS ever recorded for a single event.

The previous record (7,196 TPS) was made in July during the final moments of the Women's World Cup final in which the U.S. women's soccer team lost to Japan during the last seconds of the game in a penalty shootout, reports TechCrunch.