Beyoncé's iconic pregnancy announcement has been named by Instagram as their most 'liked' image of 2017. The photo, posted in February, showed Beyoncé embracing her belly in front of an elegant flower arrangement, notifying her 108million followers to the news that she was expecting twins. It was liked 11.1million times, more than any other post on Instagram between January 1 and November 17 when the data was collected. Receiving 8m likes in the first 24 hours, it is no wonder the now-iconic pregnancy announcement topped the list.
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
Looks like this babies have won Instagram this year. Out of the top 5, most of them share one thing in common-celebrity moms and their newborns. Beyoncé’s pregnancy picture is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s picture celebrating the birth of his newborn with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez as the second most like image on Instagram. This post gained 11million likes which is just 151,417 likes less from Beyoncé’s record.
Third on the list and the only post to make the top five without featuring babies is Selena Gomez’s brave post describing her kidney transplant and thanking her best friend for donating her kidney, which received 10.3million likes.
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
Beyoncé comes back in race, this time not embracing her belly but holding the newborn twins, Sir Carter and Rumi. Celebrating their one month, the picture received 10.2million likes on Instagram.
Looks like Beyoncé and Cristiano are the only two players in this competition. The fifth most-liked Instagram post of 2017 belonged, again, to Cristiano Ronaldo, this time for his twins, Mateo and Eva. The soccer star and his twins received 8.2million likes and proved that Instagram has a thing for twins.