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It was no three-city extravaganza like T.I. and Tiny's wedding.

No diplomats and former heads of state were on hand like at the widely publicized nuptials of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky.

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

Still, it was perfect for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, who wed a private ceremony Saturday in a home on the Mediterranean Sea before family and friends.

The bride wore a Grecian-inspired Vera Wang dress and carried a bouquet of purple calla lilies. The groom was decked out in a Tom Ford tuxedo.

The couple's friend, Dr. Deepak Chopra, presided over the nuptials.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have come so far.

"Wowwwwwwwww," Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean) Twittered afterward. "It's a brand new day :) I feel like Nas and Diddy song :) love y’all and blessing!"

The couple, who are also expecting their first child together, have been together since fall 2008. They announced their engagement and baby news in May.

It's the first marriage for Keys and the couple's first child together.

While the newlyweds don't know the gender of their baby just yet, Beatz says it is just magical experience to be bringing a child into this world with Alicia.

"That baby is being born blessed parents," he recently said. "Alicia is definitely one of those great parents-to-be. She's super ready. Super glowing, happy."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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She announced last month that she is pregnant and engaged to Swizz Beatz, but Alicia Keys is showing no signs of slowing down just yet.

The singer performed her mega-hit "Empire State of Mind" and more for Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in NYC Friday.

Is that the first traces of a baby bump we see?

Baby bump or not, Alicia Keys looks terrific!

This is the first child for Keys, 29, and it will be her first marriage. Swizz Beatz, 31, who has dated her for years, has two sons from previous relationships.

Good timing, too: Keys' four-month-long Freedom Tour wrapped up June 4 and she recently performed at the World Cup kickoff concert in South Africa.

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Looks like Alicia Keys is in a baby - and wedding - state of mind.

After much speculation, the Grammy-winning songbird's rep confirms that she's pregnant with her and producer Swizz Beatz's first child - and engaged!

The couple will get married later this year.

This is the first child for 29-year-old Keys, while Swizz Beatz, 31, has two sons from previous relationships. The couple has been together for years.

Keys' current four-month-long Freedom Tour wraps up on June 4. She'll also perform at the Fifa World Cup's kickoff concert June 10 in South Africa.


Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are getting married! Nice!

Reports first surfaced that Alicia Keys was engaged to Swizz Beatz back in January, but were not confirmed. Looks like that was true - well it is now!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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According to Kim Kardashian, mom jeans are in.

We pray this doesn't become an actual trend.

But we could definitely get behind the style choices made by a trio of beauties over the last few weeks: Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba all broke out little black dresses at various public events.

To learn more about these outfits, along with other celebrity fashion decisions, visit the THG style store. Then, compare, contrast and vote below...

Leather Dress Watch

Who looks best in her black skirt?

 

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Who would win a fashion face-off between two gorgeous stars like Blake Lively and Alicia Keys? There's only one way to find out, if you know what we mean.

We mean vote in the survey below. It's a tough call!

The sexy Gossip Girl star showed off her long, long legs in Balmain's sharp-shouldered sequin mini at a post-Emmy party last August. Meanwhile, the talented singer rocked the sparkling, plunging number for the Brit Awards last month.

Who do you think looked better in it? You decide ...

Blake and Alicia

Who looked better in their black mini-dress?

 

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Rumors on the Internets suggest that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are secretly engaged. Anyone believe that gossip? Anyone hear of Swizz Beatz before?

Well, he's dating Alicia Keys, and the singer apparently had a lot to smile about on her 29th birthday January 25 when he got her an engagement ring.

That's what the rumor is, anyway.

Swizz Beatz, a 31-year-old producer who is still married to (and currently divorcing) his wife Mashonda, supposedly proposed with a 7-carat sparkler.

Either he or the made-up source has good taste!

Are Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz getting married?

The happy couple were photographed strolling on a Hawaii beach the day of the alleged proposal, January 24. Keys' rep denies she is engaged, but ...

Another friend of Alicia's reveals to Us that the couple is "currently in Hawaii celebrating the engagement and her birthday. She feels blessed."

Adds the pal: "She is so thrilled. She is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her new album [The Element of Freedom]."

Engaged nor not, Swizz Beatz is equally smitten with Keys. "What we have is so precious," he gushed to the New York Daily News last year.

Congratulations, possibly!

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Our celebrity fashion face-offs, in which you the reader vote on who wore an outfit best, usually center on identical or very similar getups stars wear to events.

Case in point: Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood.

Their talent is unquestioned. Their fashion sense?

The disco-inspired dresses the beautiful singers recently were spotted in look pretty similar, but there can be only one winner when the gloves come off in our survey:

Keys and Carrie

Who wore this better?

 

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The post-VMA apology tour continues, headlined by Kanye West (who even the U.S. President thinks is a jackass) and featuring Lil Mama on the undercard.

Lil Mama, whoever that is, issued a statement to explain why she ran on stage during Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ performance to close out Sunday night's show.

Beyonce and Jay

“I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys,” the rapper and judge on America’s Best Dance Crew says. “I admire them and look up to them as role models. ‘Empire State of Mind’ just had my emotions running high."

"In that moment I came up on stage to celebrate two icons singing about NY.”

AMERICA'S BEST STAGE-CRASHER: Lil Mama was just giving props, yo!

So in conclusion, Lil Mama ran on stage for two reasons:

  1. “Empire State of Mind” is a cool song (no argument here).
  2. It made her want to give props to her two favorite stars.

Lil Mama may want to consider that "celebrating icons" by randomly popping up next to them in the middle of a live television performance is what most law enforcement officials consider stalking and can result in a restraining order.

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Leave it to Lil Mama, whoever that is, to try to close out the already-strange 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with one of the oddest moments of the night.

While it wasn't as ridiculous or rude as Kanye West's meltdown and hijacking of Taylor Swift's speech, the spectacle of Lil Mama climbing on stage for no reason during Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' VMA performance last night was still hilariously weird.

For nearly five minutes, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys were performing “Empire State of Mind,” a number that was to close the always-memorable MTV award show.

But then there was Lil Mama, appearing out of nowhere, standing awkwardly beside Jay and Alicia in a B-girl stance, whatever that is, as the song ended:

What the hell was Lil Mama doing on stage with Jay-Z?

In short, it was a puzzling and random conclusion to the evening.

A representative for Jay-Z, quoted by Entertainment Weekly this morning, says she has “No clue how it happened.” That makes about 10 million of us.

Viewers and celebrities alike had a field day with it. Fabolous even Twittered "lil mama is JayZ’s hypeman, she jus got there late!" That one's pretty good.

It's actually not as remarkable as it sounds, especially following Kanye's drunken antics, but watching Jay-Z’s understated, yet perplexed-seeming body language when he sees her unannounced appearance is still worth watching.

Follow the jump for a video of Lil Mama crashing Jay-Z's performance ...

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