Singer Shakira gave birth to a bouncing baby boy yesterday (Jan. 22). The Colombian singer and her 25-year-old soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona welcomed son Milan Pique Mebarak in Barcelona, Spain at 9:36 p.m. on Tuesday. The baby weighed in at a healthy 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Milan is the couple?s first child.

After giving birth, the ecstatic new mom took to her Twitter page to ask her followers ?to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life.?

A statement posted on her website in English, Spanish and Catalan reads: ?just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.? In lieu of flowers, her friends and fans are being asked to donate to UNICEF to help underprivileged children.

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