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OH BEY-BEY! BEYONCÉ EXPECTING TWINS (AND OTHER FECUNDITY NEWS)

The world melted down a little bit today, coincidentally the first day of Black History Month, as Beyoncé posted some extraordinary news to Instagram: she is expecting twins. Within a few minutes, TWINS was the top trend on Twitter and less than an hour later, there were over half a million tweets about the surprise news as everyone rushed to social media to discuss. Meanwhile, rumors intensify that her fellow megastar, labelmate and Grammy competitor Adele is also expecting.

Bey will show off her baby bump at the Grammys; her performance at this politically charged moment was already likely to be a touchstone. Will her pregnancy imbue that moment with ever greater meaning as regards the future?

With Queen B looking several months along, the photo announcement is certainly deliberate, since the superstar was inundated by surrogate rumours during her last pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy. Bey's burgeoning belly in the pic immediately squashes any speculation of that in this round.

But how will this affect her headlining stint at this year's Coachella?

While The Carters were typically quiet about what stage of the pregnancy Bey's in, it's safe to say they are well past the obligatory three months before announcing and the fact that she's showing could mean she's even further along. Regardless, we will have a very pregnant Beyoncé in April, so perhaps she'll take a cue from Dave Grohl when he broke his foot and toured while sitting on a giant throne— which later in fact, Axl Rose borrowed for his date at Coachella after suffering the same injury the year Guns N' Roses headlined the festival.

One thing is for sure: few artists match the spectacle and staging of a Beyoncé show whether that happens on tour, at The Grammys, an Inauguration or a press conference—she makes it memorable every time. Coachella is in for a treat. 

Meanwhile, the chatter that Adele is expecting has grown even louder after the singer was spotted out in Los Angeles last week wearing baggy clothing, along with the obligatory "gossip from her inner circle" that she's been avoiding wine and sushi in recent weeks. Adele of course, was quite vocal from the stage on tour last year about her desire to have another child, mentioning it as she bantered with her audience. 

Stay tuned. In other fertility news from the Alternative Facts Department, a HITS editor recently showed off his post-lunch "food baby." Both are resting comfortably.

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