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Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton came together to perform "Come Together" on an emotional season premiere of The Voice Monday night.

The quartet kicked off the show with a group performance of the Beatles song, with Levine on drums, Adam on harmonica and Blake and Usher on guitars.

It was pretty awesome. Check it out if you missed it ...

While Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will be missed, if there were any doubt that Shakira and Usher couldn't hold their own, you can forget about it.

Spurred on by Levine and Shelton - a venerable comedic duo by any measure - the new coaches turned on the charm and also let the competitive juices flow.

How do you think they did? Vote in our survey below:

Shakira and Usher as The Voice coaches ...

 

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The Voice is back for a fourth season on NBC!

While the format remains the same, the people in the swiveling spaceship chairs do not. Christina and Cee Lo are out this spring. Usher and Shakira in.

Was that a good thing on night one of the blind auditions? Did you like the pregnant, hormonal Colombian and the serious, but competitive R&B star?

The Voice Season 4 Cast

Coaches aside, the first Voice episode of 2013 was an emotional one, with the contestants’ back stories being more powerful than ever before.

Overcoming obstacles, coping with losses, rising above adversity ... this is what The Voice is all about! Who did you like the best of the new singers?

Share your comments below, and vote in our poll:

Grade Usher and Shakira on The Voice ...

 

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Singer and new Voice coach Shakira has released a photo of her baby, for a good cause.

That Gerard Pique sure is a handsome fella, isn't he? Oh, and their son is pictured too!

Shakira Baby Photo

Shakira gave birth two weeks ago to Milan, seen above sharing a sweet moment with his soccer star dad. Want to celebrate the moment with them?

The photo was made available through the couple’s UNICEF website, where the charity is accepting $5-110 donations in honor of the arrival of Milan.

“We hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” Shakira, 36, writes.

“Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.”

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February 2 is Groundhog Day, but it's also notable for another celebrity not named Punxsutawney Phil. Shakira turns 36 today. Yes, 36 ... going on 26?

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It's hard to believe, but Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known globally by her first name alone, first emerged in Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s.

Since then, she's achieved massive success as singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model ... we leave anything out?

Oh right, she's going to be on The Voice Season 4!

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One day after giving birth to her first child, Shakira has given fans their first look at baby Milan. Sort of.

In a WhoSay photo posted by Gerard Pique, we see the little one's feet and his Nikes, adorned with the child's name and the simple, appropriate caption: "Milan's feet!"

Upon close examination, you can even spot the tyke's medical ID bracelet...

Shakira Baby Feet

Milan was born on January 22 in Barcelona, Spain. His name means "dear, loving and gracious" in Slavic and both mother and child are reported to be in excellent condition.

Fans will be able to see for themselves when Shakira joins the panel for The Voice Season 4.

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Shakira has given birth to her first child. For real this time!

A few weeks after Gerard Piqué pranked fans and claimed the singer had welcomed a son into the world, the couple confirmed today that Milan Piqué Mebara was born in Barcelona. He weighed in at 6 lbs, 6 oz. and mother and child are both in excellent condition.

Shakira and Gerard Pique Photo

Wrote Shakira on her website:

“The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification. Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

Shakira and Piqué announced their pregnancy in September and their child's gender a month later.

THG sends nothing but our best wishes to the expanded family!

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We already know about her honest hips, but Shakira is giving fans an up-close look at her protruding belly in a hot new Twit pic.

Posing in very little clothing alongside Gerard Pique, the singer writes as a caption to the following image:

“We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you. #babyshower”

Shakira Baby Bump

The Voice Season 4 judge is clearly ready to pop at any moment, though a joke by her boyfriend late last month had us believing Shakira already gave birth.

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Usher and Shakira are set to debut on The Voice, which just crowned Cassadee Pope champion, in Season 4. Here's a look at the first photos of them in the big chairs!

Usher and Shakira

In just-released promotional portraits, the two new mentors pose in the show's famous swivel chairs alongside veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Adam and Blake

Shakira, 35, and Usher, 34, replace Christina Aguilera, 32, and Cee Lo Green, 38, for the NBC show's fourth season, premiering March 25.

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Congratulations are in order for Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique:

The Colombian singer has given birth to a baby boy! 

Pique tweeted the birth announcement Thursday night in Spanish. Translated, it said, "Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages."

Shakira and Gerard Pique Photo

Shakira will serve as a mentor on The Voice this spring and Pique is a soccer player for FC Barcelona. This is the first child for the both parents. Here's wishing them the best!

UPDATE: Wow, Pique totally got us. Soon after his initial Tweet, the NON-baby daddy wrote something that translates to:

“It has a name! His name is Innocent! Happy Day of the Innocents to all!”

Day of the Innocents is Spain's equivalent of April Fool's Day.

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In addition to crowning Cassadee Pope The Voice winner, NBC aired its first promo for the upcoming Season 4 last night, with Usher and Shakira co-starring in the funny ad.

Stepping in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, the two new coaches hitch a ride to the set alongside Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and one giant spaceship-chair.

The foursome immediately argues over what to play on the radio, until they arrive at a surprising consensus … and are nearly busted by host Carson Daly. Take a look ...

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