Carlos Santana Proposes to Drummer Girlfriend Onstage

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 (July 9) in Tinley Park, Ill., outside Chicago. His representatives say he popped the question four songs into the concert after a Blackman drum solo.

She said yes, and they sealed it with a kiss, which was met with cheers from the crowd.

"Cindy and I are blessed to have found each other," Santana said in a statement on Monday. "Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful. I look forward to expressing that incredible energy through my music, and in helping to tip the balance toward more love in the world with what Cindy and I share."

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

Blackman is a top drummer who 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."

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(Additional reporting by Monica Herrera, Billboard.com)