Swizz beatz and alicia keys dating

The news might have been a surprise to some: Keys is an R&B/pop superstar who has performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration, while Swizz (real name: Kasseem Dean) is a Ruff Ryders alumnus and a veteran hip-hop producer who's laced Jay-Z and DMX with some of their grittiest tracks.But the musical couple have been dating for a couple of years, at least since 2008, when rumors of their union began to swirl — and recently whispers about the two ratcheted up when photos of Keys with what appeared to be a baby bump appeared online.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats announced late Thursday evening that they're engaged, and that the Grammy-winning singer is expecting the couple's first child together.

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Platinum-selling singer Alicia Keys and her husband, Grammy-winning rap producer Swizz Beatz, have been called "an undeniable force in the industry" whose contributions are "paramount" by the Recording Academy, which recently awarded the couple with the Producers & Engineers Wing Award.

The Bronx-born artist is a record producer, rapper, DJ and entrepreneur. At the age of 16, he gained the attention of the hip-hop world through work with rapper DMX and the Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label.