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Christina Aguilera recently celebrated son Max’s sixth birthday and now fellow The Voice  coach Shakira has a sweet celebration of her own for her lil’ guy, Milan. The cherub-cheeked little boy turned one on Wednesday in Barcelona, the city where he was born.

The gorgeous singer was looked casually chic while putting last minute party prep together for the celebration. (Click here to see all the pics!)  According to the Daily Mail, a Party Land truck was spotted outside the celebration and was, of course, filled with a plethora of brightly colored balloons.

Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique, who were just named as one of Forbes’ most powerful couples from 2013 (edging out Posh & Becks!), were joined by close friends and family members. Shakira’s parents, William Mebarak and Nidia del Carmen Ripoli, were there to celebrate the milestone birthday .... bearing gifts, of course!

The Colombian superstar shared the day with fans, tweeting an adorable collage of photos of her little guy. The caption read, “@shakira y @3gerardpique say Happy Birthday To Milan!!”

Making it a day of unadulterated joy, Shakira also made the announcement that her next album will be a self-titled effort. The highly anticipated Shakira, which will feature her collaboration with Rihanna, is due out on March 25.

Between having a baby and her job on The Voice, Shakira has had to be very patient with the release of her album. But she took to Facebook to let fans know that it’s been well worth the wait.

“I’m so happy that I will soon be sharing my latest album with you all, something I’ve been working on for over two years now,' she announced on Facebook, going on to call it “the happiest period of her life thus far.”

By way of explanation for the self-titled album, Shakira explained, “In the end I realized that I will always be a little bit of everything and I don’t have to choose ... Most importantly, I am enough. Imperfections and all. So what I am offering you now is just that.”

Are you anxiously awaiting the release of Shakira’s next album? Let us know why or why not in the comments!

Source: Daily Mail