Black Keys grab six high-profile Grammy nominations

By Malcolm X Abram
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Guitarist Dan Auerbach (right) and drummer Patrick Carney of The Black Keys perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Sept. 29 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Black Keys, the duo of native Akronites drummer Pat Carney and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach received a nomination for record of the year for their hit song Lonely Boy during the Grammy’s Nominations Concert Live broadcast Wednesday night from Nashville, Tenn.

Their seventh album, El Camino, was nominated for album of the year and best rock album. Auerbach was nominated for producer of the year, including work with Dr. John and Hacienda.

Lonely Boy was also nominated for best rock performance and best rock song. The up-tempo 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.

It was also given a boost by its offbeat video, which has more than 20 million views on YouTube and has been featured on several television shows and a few commercials.

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