The Black Keys' Drummer Is Engaged!

Celebrity Body Feb. 15, 2011 AT 11:01AM
The Black Keys' Drummer Is Engaged! Credit: Jay West/

It was a big weekend for The Black Keys' Patrick Carney.

On Saturday, about 24 hours before a triumphant night at the Grammys, the drummer of the blues-rock duo proposed to his girlfriend Emily Ward in L.A., a rep confirms exclusively to

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The next night, Carney, 30, and his band mate, singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, scored Grammys for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package for their album Brothers.

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They also picked up the trophy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for their song "Tighten Up".

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A native of Akron, Ohio, Carney now lives in Nashville, Tenn. He and Auerbach formed the Black Keys back in 2001. In a career high, Brothers, their sixth studio album, debuted at number 3 on the Billboard albums chart last year.

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