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The Black Keys receive six Grammy nominations including Record and Album of the Year

By Malcolm Abram Published: December 5, 2012

The Black Keys, the duo of native Akronites drummer Pat Carney and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach received a total of six Grammy nominations during the Grammy's Nominations Concert Live Wednesday night.

The indie blues-rock duo turned arena rock star's single "Lonely Boy" was nominated for Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. The group has previously won three Grammys for the song "Tighten Up" and 2010 album "Brothers"

The band's platinum selling seventh album "El Camino" released in December of 2011, received nominations for Album of The Year and Best Rock Album of the Year.

Auerbach was also nominated for Producer of the Year Non-Classical for his work on "El Camino" (co-produced by Carney and Danger Mouse) as well as albums by Dr John and Hacienda.

"Lonely Boy," an uptempo rave-up with an old-school rock n' roll sound, peaked at 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Alternative and Rock Song charts for several weeks.

The tune was also given a boost by its wildly popular and offbeat video featuring one single camera take of part-time security guard/actor Derrick T. Tuggle - originally cast to be an extra - dancing and lip-syncing the song. The video now has more than 20 million views on YouTube.  with several uses in television shows

(including Eastbound & Down, Hawaii Five-0 and Workaholics on which the duo also had a cameo) and a few commercials including Lee Jeans.

The album's follow-up the Gary Glitter inspired stadium-rock ready thumper "Gold On The Ceiling" was the official song of the NCAA's March Madness telecasts and is already frequently featured in other sports telecasts.


Congratulations to Pat and Dan....




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