The Black Keys
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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch The Black Keys Beat Out Coldplay And Bruce Springsteen To Win Best Rock Performance For "Lonely Boy" In 2013
The Best Rock Performance category at the 55th GRAMMY Awards was stacked. To date, the five nominees — Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, and the Black Keys — have earned a combined 37 GRAMMY wins and over 100 nominations throughout their careers.
However, despite the vaunted field, Black Keys members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney kept their cool when accepting the GRAMMY for "Lonely Boy" in 2013. Sporting matching black leather jackets, the two-man lineup spent a total of 20 seconds on stage, thanking their friends, label and hometown.
Watch the Akron, Ohio natives deliver their succinct acceptance speech below.
The Black Keys' night was far from over, though, as the duo would make their way on stage on two more occasions: to make their GRAMMY performance debut (alongside Dr.John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band), and to accept the GRAMMY for Best Rock Album for their 2011 LP El Camino.
"Lonely Boy" served as the opening track on El Camino and reached No. 1 on several Billboard charts in 2011, including U.S. Rock Songs. The chart-topping track and multi-platinum album also earned the Black Keys Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year nominations.
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