Beyoncé pregnant with twins

The Beyhive is buzzing with excitement.

Beyoncé Wednesday announced her family with rep legend Jay-Z would be growing by two.

"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," she wrote on Instagram.

Beyoncé gave birth to her first child - Blue Ivy Carter - on Jan. 7, 2012.

Reaction to her Beyjesty's birth announcement was, to borrow a phrase, fierce.

Many heralded the birth announcement has a much-needed distraction from the country's ongoing political drama.

Beyonce, who set a record in December for earning Grammy Award nominations in the rock, pop, R&B and rap categories in the same year with her diverse album, "Lemonade," announced her last pregnancy at the 2011 MTV VMAs. She leads all Grammy nominees with nine and is due to perform at the Grammy ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Beyonce and Jay Z routinely make listings of the most powerful people in the entertainment world. She is the most nominated woman in Grammy Awards history, with 53 nominations and 20 wins and he has helped launch the streaming service Tidal.

She and Jay Z were married in April 2008. Beyonce revealed in 2013 that she had suffered a miscarriage a child before Blue Ivy's birth.

In 2013, Beyonce told ABC News that she definitely "would like more children."

"I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister," she said, referring to little sister, Grammy-nominated singer Solange Knowles.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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