Beyonce pregnancy reveal births half-million tweets in 45 minutes

What better way to process Beyoncé's pregnancy news than to tweet about it?

After Bey took to Instagram to reveal that her family with husband Jay Z "will be growing by two," the Beyhive got in formation by hitting Twitter with half a million tweets in 45 minutes. At the peak of the twin frenzy -- at 1:54 p.m. ET, within 15 minutes of the post -- 17,000 tweets per minute flew in about the expanding Carter empire.

Within minutes of Beyoncé's announcement that Blue Ivy is about to be a big sister, "twins" was the top Twitter trend, followed by the trends "Beyonce," "Blue" and "Beyhive."

See Beyonce's baby announcement below:

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We're so happy to announce that we are pregnant & in the process of adopting a child from Africa! Safe to say life…
We have a bun in the oven! 😍🍔 thank you @therealasialee for being my best friend amazing Wife and now awesome Mom t…
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We would like to share our love and happiness. 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. - The Carters
Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet...
so excited!! 😍 link in bio 💕
My Christmas gift came early this year, can't wait for next year! Best news I've ever received #CLOUD9 #excited #family #love #2017
Miracles are everywhere! Thanking God and everyone whose kindness and support helped more than you will ever know ❤️ #LoveHelpers 📸: @taili_song_roth
Round and round we go! I'm 15 weeks pregnant in this shot and I'm SO excited for our newest addition to the Goldblum family, arriving early April!!!❤️ #growingfamily #love
#comparingbellies after Israel had dinner 😂 #foodbelly #babybump
We are PREGNANT!!! Our sweet Baby Hehner is due this August. Of course I share so much more about our little #rainbowbaby with you all on my blog. (Jamie ) @people put the sweetest tribute together for our first born son - Johnathan. We love him so much and are so happy to know he's looking down from Heaven taking care of his little sister/brother. ❤️ Thank you @people, for honoring our first born while we celebrate this amazing miracle.💕 Link in bio. #pregnant #preggers #overjoyed #babylove PS forgive me for my unbuttoned jeans. I'm at that awkward stage where I don't quite fill out maternity jeans but I definitely don't fit in my regular clothes. 🤗🎉🙏🏼😍 #sohappy

The most retweeted tweet about the pregnancy news (so far) is People magazine's "STOP EVERYTHING!" alert, with nearly 23,000 RTs at press time.

Beyoncé knows how to orchestrate a splashy pregnancy reveal: Back in 2011, she broke the news that she was pregnant with her first baby onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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