Beyonce’s baby bump breaks Twitter record, and convincingly so

Popular singer and wife to Jay-Z, Beyonce revealed a baby bump at MTV’s VMA awards show last night.

Big news in the celebrity world, for sure… but a world Twitter record? Apparently that, too.

Twitter exploded with 8,900 tweets per second when Beyonce’s pregnancy was made public during the show, shattering the previous record of 7,200 during the U.S. women’s soccer team against Japan in July.

Other milestones were 5,100 tweets per second to mark Bin Laden’s death, 6,900 during the Japanese tsunami, and 4,000 for the 2011 Super Bowl.

MTV.com also saw record online views of the event, as did MTV’s mobile site.

Now that’s star power.

How long will this record last? And what will break it?