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Beyoncé's pregnancy revelation causes record Twitter figures

Beyoncé's exciting revelation at Sunday's MTV VMAs took Twitter's traffic to another level and broke an impressive record. 

During the ceremony, the 29-year-old 'Halo' hitmaker unveiled a small but prominent baby bump at the end of her live performance (August 28) and it prompted a phenomenal response on the social networking site. 

Twitter's global PR account explained that the public unveiling of her pregnancy caused an incredible "8,868 Tweets per second".

Watch the moment she revealed her news to the world at the 2011 VMAs here: