First Glimpse at Shakira’s Son, Milan

He’s not even a week old, but Milan Piqué Mebarak already has some pumped up kicks…

Shakira’s first child with soccer star Gerard Piqué, born on January 22, appears in an adorable photo posted by Piqué on his Twitter account.

Milan Pique Mebarak

Labeled “Milan’s feet,” the image shows the newborn wearing Nike sneakers with his name embroidered in the red and blue colors of Pique’s soccer club, FC Barcelona.

Amador Bernabeu, Pique’s grandfather, registered Milan as Barcelona member No. 171,761 on Wednesday, just hours after the new The Voice coach gave birth at a hospital in Barcelona.

The club’s current vice president, Jordi Cardoner, came to the 35-year-old Colombian superstar’s room at Clinica Teknon in person to deliver a tiny Barcelona jersey for Milan.

Pique posted on Twitter late Wednesday a photo of Cardoner and himself with the jersey.
Gerard Pique

Shakira last appeared in public on Jan.uar 14 at an event in Barcelona to introduce a book written by her father, William Mebarak.

Shakira’s Latest Role: Book Editor…

She’s known throughout the world for her inspired music, but Shakira may soon be known for her book editing skills…

The 34-year-old Colombian superstar served as the editor of a book by her father, William Mebarak. Entitled “Al Viento y al azar,” the book was released in Shakira’s native country today.

Shakira William Mebarak

The book is a collection of love stories, other pieces of fiction and opinion essays.

Along with serving as the editor for the book, Shakira wrote the prologue. In it, she professes her love to her father:

“Not only did he give me life, he also kept inspiring me every day,” wrote the Latin Recording Academy 2011 Person of the Year’s about the man who performed a special father-daughter song for her at her tribute ceremony.

Shakira’s Person of the Year Celebration a Star-Studded Event…

International superstar Shakira is officially this year’s Person of the Year, an award she received from the Latin Recording Academy during a star-studded tribute event last night that included a special performance by the Colombian singer’s father.

Latin music’s brightest stars paid homage to the 34-year-old singer during the event at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. They performed some of biggest hits, including “La Tortura” and “Estoy Aqui” during the two-hour salute to a career that has spanned decades and crossed international borders.

Shakira delightedly watched artists like Cristian Castro, Franco de Vita, Alejandra Guzman and Gilberto Santa Rosa sing her music and went on stage to hug each one after their performance.

But it was a surprise performance by Shakira’s father William Mebarak that served as the highlight of the night. Mebarak took to the stage mid-way through the event and sang “Mi Niña Bonita” to his daughter.

As Mebarak sang the father-daughter tune often heard at Latino weddings and birthday parties, pictures of him with Shakira, flashed on a screen behind him.

“Thank you, daddy, for that song,” Shakira later told her father in Spanish.

Marc Anthony later presented Shakira with her Person of the Year plaque.

“We are in the presence of one of the most special human beings, one of the most talented human beings you will ever meet,” Anthony said.

Shakira—who has sold more than 60 million albums in Spanish and English—is the youngest person to receive the prestigious award. Previous honorees include Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan and Julio Iglesias.

“I’ll carry this night with me always,” she declared in Spanish after receiving the award. “It’s an honor that I am not sure I deserve, but you’ve made me very happy.”

She ended the night with a performance of “En Barranquilla me quedo,” a tribute to her hometown originally performed by the late Colombian salsa star Joe Arroyo. During the performance, Shakira lifted up the skirt of her sea foam-colored evening gown as she salsa danced across the stage.

It’s the second event to celebrate Shakira this week. On Tuesday, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

And she could get more recognition before the week is over. Shakira’s up for three awards, including album of the year, at this year’s Latin Grammy Awards, taking place tonight in Las Vegas.

It’s no wonder Shakira—who recently ended an international tour to promote her “Sale el Sol” album—has said that 2011 has been a “year of passion.”