And The GRAMMY Went To ... The Black Keys
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 13 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Track: "Tighten Up" (iTunes>)
Artists: The Black Keys
Won for: Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Previous wins: None
Did you know?: The sixth album from Akron, Ohio, duo the Black Keys (Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney) resulted in two GRAMMY wins, including Best Alternative Music Album. Brothers, which charted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in 2010, was produced by Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical GRAMMY winner Danger Mouse. The wins marked the first for the indie rock duo. The video for their track "Howlin' For You" plays like a Quentin Tarantino film trailer.
Aside from its GRAMMY win, "Tighten Up" topped Billboard's Rock Songs chart. Art director and brother of Patrick Carney, Michael Carney, took home the award for Best Recording Package for Brothers.
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