Latin pop sensation Shakira and Gerard Pique announced the birth of a 6 lb., 6 oz. baby boy named Milan Pique Mebarak, the couple announced Tuesday.

The baby was born Tuesday at 9:36 pm in Barcelona, Spain. Both Shakira and her new son are said to be in "excellent health".

Shakira sent a tweet earlier Tuesday asking fans and followers "to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day in our lives."

The singer is set to replace Christina Aguilera as a judge on the upcoming season of "The Voice".