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10 of the Most Emotional and Creative Marriage Proposals

Chicago Bulls Proposal

The only thing we love more than the actual wedding ceremony is the proposal that initiated it all. Lots of courage and creativity fall on your man when his mind is set to pop the question. He succumbs to weeks of preparation and anxiety in hopes that it will create a lasting memory.

We aren't sure what our future husbands have in store, but if they need help, there's plenty of inspiration from these charmers who enlisted the help of celebrities, flash mobs and family members for their moment.

As we secretly wait for our own fairy tale ending, we live vicariously through these 10 over-the-top proposal stories.

Fellas, take notes.

London Flash Mob

Roger Taylor took his girlfriend Jeanie Jagpal for a nightly stroll in London and as they walked, a flashmob choir started singing "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli before 200+ dancers joined in to help complete the proposal.

Chicago Bulls Game

At the Dec. 5 Chicago Bulls vs. the Miami Heat, Chicago Luvabull's dancer Ariana was surprised by her boyfriend's orchestrated proposal that included her teammates, the mascot and an arena full of adoring fans.

Ellen Proposal

Ellen Degeneres' field producer, Aaron, got help from the talk show host to propose on-air to his girlfriend--Ellen's wardrobe assistant, Jen.

Commuter Train

Lucy Rogers' boyfriend, Adam King, turned her 19.57 overground train commute home into the proposal she'd never forget. The train full of commuters flash mobbed Bill Withers’ song "Lovely Day." Thinking it was just a show, King appeared through the performers to ask her hand.

Disney Flash Mob

Jamin took his girlfriend Val on a day out at Disneyland with their close friends. He got down on one knee with the help of a small flash mob.

America's Got Talent

After stunning the judges with his opera audition, Travis Pratt turned his victorious moment to a life changer for his girlfriend. Judges brought her on stage to announce his advancing to the next level and Pratt got down on knee.

Bruno Mars

Actor Isaac Lamb, surprised his girlfriend Amy Frankel with a choreographed moving display as various costumed acts performed to Bruno Mars' popular song, "Marry You."

Same Day Engagement and Marriage

After Ryan Leak overheard his girlfriend telling a friend her dream was to get proposed and married on the same day, he did just that. With the help of her Pinterest account, he gave her the surprise engagement and wedding she wanted.

Movie Theater

Matt Still convinced his girlfriend to go to the movies one day so she could watch her proposal trailer. She sat in the theatre confused by seeing her fiancé on the screen. At the end, he popped out and on one knee.


106 & Park 

During a taping of 106 & Park with Terrence J and Rosci Diaz, one of the show's producers, Noella's boyfriend surprises her and pops the question live on air.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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