Beyonce's baby bump sparks Twitter record

Wednesday August 31, 2011

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Beyonce's pregnant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards has sparked a Twitter record. 

As the 29-year-old star performed, 8,868 tweets per second were recorded.

The micro-blogging site said that rate was a record for the service.

The previous record of 7,196 tweets per second was set in July during the end of the Women’s World Cup final, when the US lost a penalty shoot out to Japan.

Beyonce, who is married to Jay-Z, revealed a baby bump at the awards, cupping her growing belly for photographers as she arrived and rubbing her tummy when she performed.

And there was another record set on Sunday night.

This year's VMAs drew MTV's biggest audience since the network began measuring its viewership, attracting 12.4 million viewers.

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