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Rapper Macklemore is engaged

Ben 'Macklemore' Haggerty is engaged.

The 29 year old proposed to his longtime girlfriend Tricia Davis on 21 January (13) and now the couple is set to wed.

The hip-hop star tells People magazine, "I just proposed to my girlfriend, and she said yes. We scaled down a mountain. I got down on one knee and told her how much I loved her. It was really beautiful."

The news caps off an exciting month for the musician - his collaboration with producer Ryan Lewis, Thrift Shop, ended Bruno Mars' six-week reign at the top of the Billboard pop charts last week (begs21Jan13), and Haggerty admits he's beyond shocked by the track's success.

He adds, "I thought it would be a niche song, but now it's No. 1 in the country, which is weird to say out loud!"

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