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Beyoncé Introduces Twins Via Instagram, And There Was Much Rejoicing

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Beyoncé unveiled her twins on Friday morning via Instagram.
Beyoncé via Instagram/Screenshot by NPR
Beyoncé unveiled her twins on Friday morning via Instagram.

It's finally official: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter gave birth to twins in June, and early Friday morning, Sir Carter and Rumi made their official debut on Instagram.

Beyoncé's caption reads, "Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today."

As of 6:45 a.m. ET, the photo had already surpassed 4.5 million likes on the social platform.

It has been a busy few months, so you're forgiven if you forgot that the year began with a baby bump for Queen Bey: Back in February, Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement became, within a day, the most-liked Instagram post of all time. Just a few weeks later, she performed the Lemonade tracks "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" at the 2017 Grammy Awards — and canceled on Coachella, vowing to return next year.

The Internet knew something was up when Jay Z didn't attend his own induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame on June 15, opting instead to thank the hip-hop community via a torrent of rambling Twitter posts. TMZ reported in June (and NPR confirmed) that Beyoncé's licensing company had filed documents June 26 to trademark the twins' names.

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Should Bey need something to lull the newborns to sleep, there are always the lullaby versions of her own tunes.

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