Bey’s ‘twin peek’ re­lease a megahit

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“We would like to share our love and hap­pi­ness,” an­nounced US singer and mul­ti­ple Grammy award win­ner Bey­oncé Knowles, telling the world about her sec­ond preg­nancy as only Queen B could – by re­leas­ing an In­sta­gram shot on Wed­nes­day of her half-naked body, proudly show­ing off her rounded tummy.

“We have been blessed two times over. We are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful that our fam­ily will be grow­ing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes,” she went on to add in the In­sta­gram cap­tion.

Clad in lin­gerie and a veil, and kneel­ing in front of a large flo­ral wreath, the “Sin­gle Ladies” hit­maker cra­dles her baby bump in the colour­ful photo.

This is not the first time the star has dra­mat­i­cally an­nounced her preg­nancy.

She fa­mously told the world about her first preg­nancy at the 2011 MTV Video Mu­sic Awards in Los Angeles. She un­but­toned her se­quinned tuxedo jacket at the end of her per­for­mance of Love On Top, dropped her mic and rubbed her belly.

The lat­est photo gen­er­ated more than 1.2 mil­lion likes on In­sta­gram within 30 min­utes and more than 2.4 mil­lion in an hour.

An­other pop star, Se­lena Gomez, cur­rently holds the record for the most­liked photo on In­sta­gram, with 6.3 mil­lion and count­ing. This week, Bey­oncé broke that record in less than eight hours.

More than half a mil­lion tweets were sent about the news within 45 min­utes of Bey­oncé’s re­veal. On Twitter, #Twins also be­came a trend­ing topic a few min­utes after the an­nounce­ment.

The singer will prob­a­bly make her first red car­pet ap­pear­ance fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment at this year’s Gram­mys, to be held on Fe­bru­ary 12, where she has been nom­i­nated for nine awards.

It is un­clear when she is due to give birth, but Bey­oncé is ex­pected to head­line the Coachella mu­sic fes­ti­val, held an­nu­ally in Cal­i­for­nia, tak­ing place from April 14 to 16.

Bey­oncé, 35, and hus­band Jay Z, 47, wed in 2008 and are par­ents to five-year-old Blue Ivy. Soon-to-be big sis­ter Blue ap­peared in a batch of photos that Bey­oncé re­leased on her per­sonal web­site on Thurs­day.

– Va­ri­ety.com

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM

PREG­NANT PAUSE Bey­oncé strikes the pose that launched a mil­lion hits

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