The Black Keys are an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. Consisting of vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, they have become one of the most influential and successful rock acts of the 21st century. With their raw and bluesy sound, The Black Keys have gained a massive following and critical acclaim for their unique style.
Throughout their career, The Black Keys have released a string of highly successful albums. Their breakthrough came with the release of their fourth studio album, "Magic Potion," in 2006. It was followed by "Attack & Release" in 2008, which marked a shift towards a more polished sound. However, it was their sixth album, "Brothers," released in 2010 that truly propelled them into mainstream success. The album won three Grammy Awards and featured the hit singles "Tighten Up" and "Howlin' for You."
In 2011, The Black Keys released "El Camino," which reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart and received widespread critical acclaim. The album's lead single, "Lonely Boy," became one of their biggest hits to date, earning them another Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance.
Their next album, "Turn Blue," was released in 2014 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It showcased a more psychedelic and experimental sound compared to their previous work. Despite this departure from their signature blues-rock style, the album was well-received by both fans and critics.
The Black Keys continued to push boundaries with their subsequent releases. Their ninth studio album, "Let's Rock," released in 2019 after a five-year hiatus, saw them return to their roots with a more straightforward rock sound reminiscent of their earlier work.
Over the course of their career, The Black Keys have received numerous accolades for their music.