1 of 10 Beyonce announced her pregnancy earlier in the day, rubs her stomach after performing "Love On Top" at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2011. The event brought 8868 tweets on Aug. 28, 2011. Reuters Beyonce announced her pregnancy earlier in the day, rubs her stomach after performing "Love On Top" at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2011. The event brought 8868 tweets on Aug. 28, 2011. Reuters Protestors in the protest area at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison where convicted killer Troy Davis is set to be executed by lethal injection in Jackson. Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of an off-duty police officer in Georgia in1989, was put to death on Sept. 21, 2011. There were 7671 tweets on Troy Davis Execution on Sept. 20. Reuters Japan's Sawa poses with the trophy for the best player next to FIFA President Blatter after the game against the U.S. in their Women's World Cup final soccer match in Frankfurt. There were 7196 tweets about the event on July 17, 2011. Reuters Paraguay eliminated Brazil in the Copa America match and there were 7166 tweets on the subject on July 17, 2011. Reuters The resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs generated 7064 tweets on Aug. 25, 2011. Reuters People admire the moment the sun rises above Mount Fuji from atop Ryugatake mountain on Jan. 1, 2011. There were 6939 tweets on the same date about the New Year in Japan. Reuters Nicki Minaj accepts best female hip hop artist award at the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles. The event had 6436 tweets about it on June 27. Reuters Barcelona's manager Pep Guardiola is thrown in the air by his players as they celebrate after their Champions League final victory against Manchester United in London. There were 6303 tweets on UEFA Champions League on May 28, 2011. Reuters The death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs had 6049 tweets on Oct. 6, 2011. Reuters Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban holds up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy in Miami. It had 5531 tweets on June 13, 2011, as per the Twitter statistics. Reuters
Twitter has released the list of top Tweets-Per-Second (TPS) for the year 2011 on Tuesday. The onstage confirmation of Beyonce's pregnancy in August has broken the tweets-per-second record of the social networking site.
The announcement during the MTV Video Music Awards event tops the Twitter's TPS chart till today, ahead of other major events like the death of Steve Jobs, FIFA Women's World Cup, New Year's Day in Japan and the Troy Davis execution.
Have a look at the top ten tweets-per-second unveiled by Twitter.