Music Friday: Kelly Price Sings About Tying the Knot on Valentine’s Day in ‘He Proposed’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. As a tribute to Valentine’s Day, we shine the spotlight on Kelly Price, the R&B star who gushes about a February 14 marriage proposal in the appropriately titled song, “He Proposed.” Yesterday, we reported that six million American couples were planning to tie the knot today.

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Price describes in the 2004 Grammy-nominated song how her boyfriend surprised her on Valentine’s Day with a diamond engagement ring. She sings, “He proposed to me, my baby proposed with a diamond ring / 
I couldn’t believe it, I looked in his eyes and I said yes.”

In one of the final lines of the song, Price adds an important detail about the ring: “He proposed and what a surprise / Ten carats nearly filled my eyes.”

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Set in what seems to be Price’s living room, the music video for “He Proposed” shows the singer gushing about her romantic Valentine’s Day proposal to a delighted group of girlfriends.

“He Proposed” is the 10th track on Price’s third studio album, Priceless. The song earned Price a Grammy nomination in 2004 for the Best Traditional R&B Performance.

The 40-year-old Price, who has been called a cross between a “streetwise Mariah Carey and a domesticated Mary J. Blige” is a seven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter.

She has collaborated with the likes of Mariah Carey, George Michael, Elton John, The Isley Brothers, Brian McKnight, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Faith Evans, Whitney Houston, Donnie McClurkin, Eric Clapton and the late James Brown.

Please check out the official music video of “He Proposed.” The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“He Proposed”
Written by Bobby Arrington. Performed by Kelly Price.

It was Valentine’s Day, February the 14th
My baby took me to a special place
Said he had a surprise for me

He told me to close my eyes, so that I could not see
And when I opened them up
He was on one knee reachin’ for my hand

That’s when

He proposed to me, he proposed with a diamond ring
I started crying, he placed it on my finger and I said yes
He proposed to me, my baby proposed with a diamond ring
I couldn’t believe it, I looked in his eyes and I said yes

I’ll never forget that night. It was 8:43p.m. to be precise
He looked in my eyes and said
“You’ve made me the happiest man alive”

And soon as I got home I called my mother on the phone
I said, “Momma, you won’t believe what just happened to me”

He proposed to me, he proposed with a diamond ring
I started crying, he placed it on my finger and I said yes
He proposed to me, my baby proposed with a diamond ring
Couldn’t believe it, I looked in his eyes and I said yes

‘Cuz we will be together baby and this I know
See, we will love forever baby, my heart told me so
See, if you promise to hold me tight and never let me go
We will be husband and wife for the rest of our lives

He proposed to me, he proposed with a diamond ring
I started crying, he placed it on my finger and I said yes
He proposed to me, my baby proposed with a diamond ring
Couldn’t believe it, I looked in his eyes and I said yes

He proposed to me, he proposed with a diamond ring
I started crying, he placed it on my finger and I said yes
He proposed to me, my baby proposed with a diamond ring
Couldn’t believe it, I looked in his eyes and I said yes

He proposed and what a surprise
Ten carats nearly filled my eyes
I started crying, I looked in his eyes and I said yes
My baby proposed to me

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