Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Are Engaged – and Expecting!

Thursday May 27, 2010 09:00 PM EDT

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Are Engaged – and Expecting! | Alicia Keys

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

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A wedding and a baby are on the way for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.

The musicians "are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married in a private ceremony later this year," reps for the couple confirm to PEOPLE.

The announcement comes after the two, together since fall 2008, attended Thursday night's Black Ball in London, which benefits Keys's Keep a Child Alive charity.

"They're very happy," says a friend of the couple.

Rapper Swizz Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean), 31, has produced music for Keys, 29, and worked with artists including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani.

It will be the first marriage for Grammy-winner Keys – and their first child together. Swizz Beatz is father to Kasseem Jr., 3, and son Prince Nasir, 9, both from previous relationships.

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