The Black Keys aka guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney formed in 2001 in Akron, Ohio. Last year, the duo racked up their fourteenth Grammy nomination overall, this time in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for "Delta Kream," released May 2021 of Nonesuch. The project, which features eleven Mississippi Hill Country blues songs of artists such as R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, reached #3 on the charts in Germany and was a success around the world, including giving the band their fifth consecutive Top 10 entry on the Billboard 200 in their native U.S. and reaching #5 in the UK, along with Top 10 placements in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Croatia and Switzerland, among other countries.
Most recently, The Black Keys released a Super Deluxe Edition in late 2021 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their groundbreaking seventh studio album, "El Camino." The work was produced of Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and recorded in the spring of 2011 in Nashville, where Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney had moved shortly before. The album was a worldwide critical success and won three Grammys in 2013: "Best Rock Performance", "Best Rock Song" and "Best Rock Album".
The Black Keys have been called "rock royals" of by the Associated Press and "one of the best rock 'n' roll bands on the planet" of Uncut. After their beginnings in small clubs, the band soon played sold-out arena tours and has released ten studio albums to date: Their first three albums, "The Big Come Up" (2002), "Thickfreakness" (2003) and "Rubber Factory" (2004), followed of by their releases on Nonesuch Records, "Magic Potion" (2006), "Attack & Release" (2008), "Brothers" (2010), "El Camino" (2011), "Turn Blue" (2014), "Let's Rock" (2019) and most recently "Delta Kream" (2021). To date, The Black Keys The have won six Grammy Awards, one BRIT, and have headlined festivals in North America, South America, Mexico, Australia and Europe.