2017 was a year  full of Celebrity pregnancies, from the likes of Beyonce to the Kardashian Klan (we’ve lost track of how many are currently pregnant) as well as high profile break ups and reconciles (we’re looking at you ‘Jelena’). 2017 also saw the loss of many famous faces including the legendary Roger Moore and of course Hugh Hefner.

It’s 2nd January and we’re looking forward to an exciting 2018 at Engage Hub – but first we thought we’d take a look back at the top Instagram and Twitter posts that broke the internet in 2017, here they are in all their glory;

Instagram – top 5

5. Khloe Kardashian pregnancy announcement.

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Of course one of the Kardashian sisters was going to make our top 5 list. With 8.7m likes for her pregnancy announcement post with Tristan Thompson this puts Khloe firmly in the no.5 spot – however we expect the first pictures of the newest edition to the Kardashian family to top this in 2018!

4. Beyonce twins reveal photo.

Queen B clinched the no.4 sot with the reveal photo of Sir and Rumi Carter with 10.2m likes on the photo. However this isn’t Beyonce’s highest entry…

3. Selena Gomez kidney transplant.

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

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Not a baby insight on this post – here Selena Gomez shares a touching tribute to her best friend, and kidney donor, Francia Raisa. The photo obviously pulled on her 132m strong followers heartstrings, garnering 10.4m likes and just knocking Beyonce off the no.3 spot.

2. Ronaldo shares image of new born baby.

Back to the babies now, Ronaldo slide tackles into the no.2 spot with 11.1m likes on his post of his beautiful wife just after the birth.

1.Beyonce pregnancy announcement.

Probably the most extra pregnancy reveal of all time, Beyonce is at the No.1 spot with the picture confirming her pregnancy with the twins. Fans went into overdrive and the image racked up 11.2m likes making this the most successful Instagram post of 2017. Congrats B!


Twitter – top 5


5. Obamas final tweet as President.

A touching final tweet from Obama takes the number 5 spot with 870k retweets.


4. Ariana’s tweet after the Manchester Bombing.

One that is very close to our hearts at Engage Hub is the tweet that followed the Manchester Bombing from singer and honorary Mancunian – Ariana Grande with 1.1m retweets.


3.Fundraising tweet from Penn State University.

In response to Hurricane Harvey Penn State University pledged to donate $0.15 for every retweet which out them at 3rd position with 1.16m retweets


2. Obamas Mandela Quote

Claiming 2 of the top 5 spots Obama is back again this time with a touching quote from Nelson Mandela. This racked up 1.7m retweets.



On 6th April 2017 Carter Wilkerson put out a seemingly innocent tweet to restaurant chain Wendy’s asking how many retweets for free nuggets for a year. Little did he know that this tweet alone would shoot him to viral fame and take the no.1 spot of most retweeted post of 2017. This tweet racked up over 3.5m retweets and whilst it didn’t quite hit the 18m target set by Wendy’s they honoured the agreement anyway – that’s quite the achievement and a lotta nuggets!


So there you have it, 2017 highlights in a nutshell as told by Instagram and Twitter. If you want to break the internet in 2018, and don’t want to plan an elaborate pregnancy reveal or chicken nuggets aren’t your thing, there is an easier way! Get in touch with us at Engage Hub today and see how we can help.