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Cindy Blackman Gets Onstage Proposal From Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana arrive at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2010.
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Carlos Santana arrives at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2010.
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Carlos Santana is smooth: The guitar god has gotten engaged after proposing onstage to his girlfriend, drummer Cindy Blackman.

The proposal came during a tour stop Friday in Tinley Park, Ill., outside Chicago. His representatives say he popped the question four songs into the concert after Blackman performed a drum solo.

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The crowd cheered when she said yes, and the couple sealed the proposal with a kiss.

The multiplatinum-selling Grammy winner ended a 34-year marriage to Deborah Santana in 2007.

Blackman has worked with the likes of Lenny Kravitz and Cassandra Wilson.

Santana says that he and Blackman are blessed to have found each other and says being in love "is a gift from the universe."