Pop star Christina Aguilera has given birth to her first child, a son named Max Liron.
Christina Aguilera made the announcement on her website
The 27-year-old and music executive husband Jordan Bratman, said the 6lb 2oz (2.8kg) child is "a beautiful, healthy baby boy".
The four-time Grammy award-winning singer added on her website that their son's arrival was "a very joyful and special day for Jordan and I".
Aguilera's record label RCA added that both mother and son were doing well.
The performer, who discovered her pregnancy towards the end of her Back To Basics tour last year, said in a November interview that she wanted to become a working mother, balancing motherhood with her career.
She also told Glamour magazine that her husband had been "so supportive and amazing" during the pregnancy".
The couple married in 2005.
Aguilera is famed for a string of chart hits including Beautiful and Ain't No Other Man.