A rep for Janet Jackson confirmed to People magazine that the singer and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son named Eissa on January 3, 2017. The 50-year-old first-time mom is said to have had a stress-free delivery and is resting comfortably. While embarking on the second leg of her Unbreakable World concert tour, Jackson abruptly postponed it and announced on Twitter that she and her husband would be focusing on their family. The message was somewhat cryptic, leading fans to speculate if the singer was planning to use a surrogate or adopt a child.

Alas, her pregnancy announcement came later, and in October, Jackson began sharing photos of her baby bump.

Married twice before, Jackson secretly wed Qatari business magnate Wissam Al Mana in 2012. She had been fairly quiet throughout her pregnancy. In September, she and her husband were seen on the streets of London after visiting a baby furniture store and stopping for lunch. Older brother Jermaine Jackson did share some insight into his little sister’s maternal journey, stating that he knows she will be a great mother because she is tough and very strict. The father of nine said he has offered her help, being an expert in diaper changing.

Born into royalty and success

Little Eissa Al Mana was born into a background rich in talent and skills from both sides of the family.

His mother comes from one of the most respected and celebrated musical families in the world, with Jackson having a stellar career of her own. Eissa’s dad is a billionaire and a successful executive director of a Qatar-based conglomerate.

What’s next for the music hit-maker?

No doubt, motherhood will take top priority on Janet Jackson’s new list.

As Eissa is being nurtured and groomed, the world will have to wait and see whose footsteps Jackson’s baby boy will follow. Will he be like his dad and take over the family business, or will he light up the stage like his mom and Uncle Michael, and take over the entertainment industry? In the meantime, the public will surely settle for a few adorable pictures of Jackson's latest addition to her family.