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Shakira welcomes baby

Last updated 14:02 23/01/2013
Fairfax Australia

Paparazzi chase singer Shakira's car as she arrives at hospital in Barcelona, Spain to give birth to her baby boy

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NEW PARENTS: Colombian singer Shakira and her beau professional soccer player for FC Barcelona Gerard Pique.

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Singer Shakira gave birth to her first child, a boy, on Tuesday (local time) in Barcelona, the Colombian pop star said on her website.

The Hips Don't Lie singer and her boyfriend, the Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, named the six-pound, six-ounce (three kilograms) boy Milan.

"Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn) means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious, and in Sanskrit, unification," the star said in a statement posted on her website.

"Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth," the couple joked in a statement. Pique is a defender for Spanish La Liga runner-up FC Barcelona.

Shakira, 35, announced her pregnancy in September after bowing out of a performance in Las Vegas.

The couple last week asked fans to donate gifts such as mosquito nets and vaccines to help needy children in an online baby shower. Shakira is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.

Shakira has signed on to be a judge on the upcoming season of the hit singing contest The Voice, which is broadcast by US network NBC. She and R&B singer Usher will replace judges Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

The singer fist met Pique, 25, in 2010, but only confirmed that they had been in a relationship in March 2011.

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