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Black Keys' Patrick Carney Gets Engaged

Band's drummer proposed to his girlfriend the day before winning two Grammy Awards

February 15, 2011 11:40 AM ET
Patrick Carney of the Black Keys performs at the Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas February 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Patrick Carney of the Black Keys performs at the Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas February 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AG Adriano Goldschmied

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 UsMagazine.com.

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The next night, Carney, 30, and his band mate, singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, scored Grammies 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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