Beyoncé has broken the record for the most-liked Instagram post ever. Beyoncé announced on Instagram Wednesday that she is expecting twins with husband Jay Z. Surrounded by flowers and clad in a sweeping green veil, Queen Bey shows off her baby bump in the Madonna-inspired photo. The photo won her the record for most-liked post ever, with more than 8 million likes and counting.
She got more than 4 million likes in just the first two hours after posting. And it took just seven hours to surpass one by fellow pop star Selena Gomez that has racked up 6.3 million likes with a picture of her with a Coke bottle and her song lyrics "You're the spark."
Instagram made headlines in September 2016 when it announced its most-liked photo of all time, a shot of singer Selena Gomez posted to her account of her holding a Coca-Cola bottle. The problem: Instagram’s most-liked photo was probably illegal, as the 23-year-old is one of the faces of the brand’s “Share a Coke and a Song” campaign and charges roughly $550,000 per social media post. As Digiday noted in its coverage of the Instagram milestone, “The picture, however, isn’t a seductive selfie or a candid backstage picture, but is actually an ad for Coca-Cola.” An undisclosed ad, that is.