And on Wednesday, it was finally time for Shakira, 36, and her partner Gerard Piqu, 26, to celebrate their son Milan's very first birthday.
The doting duo were joined by their close family, including the blonde beauty's parents William Mebarak and Nidia del Carmen Ripoll, to mark the milestone moment.
Party time! Shakira and her partner Gerard Piqu to celebrated their son Milan's very first birthday in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday
A Party Land truck was spotted parked outside and filled with countless colourful balloons.
Keeping it low key, the Hips Don't Lie singer donned a blue plaid shirt and distressed denim jeans.
But the Colombian star amped up her style with a pair of sky-high booties
Laid back: The two dressed down in buttoned blouses and jeans
Natural beauty: The singer appeared to be wearing minimal make-up, showing off her flawless skin
Her soccer beau was equally as casual in a green button-down and slim fit jeans.
To commemorate the special day, Shakira tweeted a collage with her beloved little one, saying, '@shakira y @3gerardpique say Happy Birthday To Milan!! :)'
The two were fortunate enough to be celebrating Milan's birthday in the city he was born.
In good company: Shakira's parents William Mebarak and Nidia del Carmen Ripoll arrived baring gifts for their special grandchild
And on the same day, Shakira announced the title of her upcoming album - Shakira - which will release on March 25.
'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, explaining how it's been 'the happiest period of her life thus far.'
She added: 'When the time came to put a name to this album, I realised that it’s not exactly a thematic album, though love is and always has been one of my main subjects and sources for inspiration. It’s also not necessarily conceptual, as some of my albums have been in the past.
Every party needs them! A delivery man was seen bringing loads of colourful balloons to decorate
'In the end, what I realised is that throughout the course of creating this body of work, I learned a lot about myself.
'Though I didn’t realise it at the time, all the directions I began exploring in the initial phases of recording were helping to pave a path for me of rediscovery.
'In the end I realised 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.'
Extra special: There was a 1 balloon to mark Milan's memorable day
Happy birthday! Shakira tweeted this precious collage on her son's birthday
Blessed! The Colombian singer just announced her album title after having the 'happiest year of her life'