It's hard to forget the day when Beyoncé revealed she and Jay Z were expecting twins. I mean, her announcement was truly bonkers—in the best way possible, of course. Queen B decided to break the news on Instagram via an original, fabulous photoshoot. She tossed on a green veil, a brown-and-blue lingerie set, and posed like a regal goddess surrounded by flowers. It was a moment, to say the least—an iconic photo from arguably the most iconic performer of our time.
The snap went viral. We covered it—several times—and so did literally every other outlet that cares about celebrities. Beyoncé's name quickly started trending on Twitter. Social media exploded. The memes came in hot. In under an hour, Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement morphed into a bonafide pop-culture sensation. We're still talking about it!
So we're not exactly surprised that B's pic is the most-liked Instagram photo from 2017. The social media platform just released the stats today, and Beyoncé's baby bump debut racked up an impressive 11.18 million likes. The photo of Bey holding her twins, Sir and Rumi, is the fourth most popular pic of the year.
Coming in behind her is the photo Cristiana Ronaldo posted of his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, and his fourth child, who he welcomed on November 12. That photo received an impressive 11.03 million likes. (Ronaldo has two other entires on the list, as well—both family pics.)
Rounding out the top three is Selena Gomez, whose photo revealing her kidney transplant scooped up 10.31 million likes. Again, this story went completely viral—and Gomez is the most-followed person on Instagram—so this number shouldn't shock anyone, either. In fact, five of the the top 10 celebrity Instagram photos from this year came from her account. Five!
With these numbers, just imagine if Gomez and Beyoncé posed for a photo together. Now that would actually break the Internet.