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Last Updated: Friday May 28 2010 14:24 GMT

Alicia Keys pregnant and engaged

Alicia Keys

Happy news from American singing star Alicia Keys - she's pregnant with her first child and she's getting married!

Alicia will wed record producer Swizz Beatz in a private ceremony later this year. He's written hits for lots of stars, including Beyonce and Jay-Z.

The news came from Alicia's reps on Thursday night.

The star was in London co-hosting a fundraising ball for the charity Keep a Child Alive, which helps kids affected by HIV and Aids.

Last Saturday, Alicia delighted fans at Radio 1's Big Weekend in the Welsh city of Bangor.

Alicia Keys and her fiance Swizz Beatz
Alicia Keys with her fiance Swizz Beatz

She did a special version of her hit song Empire State of Mind, where she changed the words 'New York' to 'north Wales'!

Alicia had her first hit nine years ago and since then she's won a massive 12 Grammy Awards - the American version of the Brit Awards.

Her latest album, The Element of Freedom, topped the UK album charts in December.