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  • A triple Grammy winner, including Best Alternative Music Album and Best Duo/Group Rock Vocal Performance, 30-year-old Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney proposed to his girlfriend, Emily Ward, while the couple were in Los Angeles. Congrats! [Us Magazine]

  • After winning the Album of the Year Grammy, Arcade Fire headed to London for the Brit Awards — and won again. The Montreal band nabbed the prize for International Group and International Album for their LP The Suburbs. Other winners included Mumford & Sons, for British Album Of The Year, Laura Marling, British Female Solo Artist, and Rihanna, International Female. [NME]

  • Lenny Kravitz will release his new album, Black and White America, this summer. “It’s my life,” he says of the LP’s title. “I grew up in an environment where I was in between a so-called black and white world. My life has always been about contrasts, and it reflects on not only my life and what I’ve gone through with my parents and what I saw growing up, but also where we are now as far as this country, and accepting these kind of changes where we now have an African-American president.” [Billboard]

  • Katy Perry has released a remix of her Teenage Dream single “E.T.” featuringKanye West, who raps about … alien sex? Yes. Yes, he does. Listen now. [Idolator]

  • Panic! at the Disco have bumped up the release of their third album, Vices & Virtues. The LP will now drop on March 22, one week earlier than originally planned. [Market Wire]

  • Lady Gaga will tape an HBO concert special at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The show, scheduled to air May 7, will be filmed during her concert run at the storied arena February 21-22. [Market Wire]

  • Moby just released the new Be The One EP as a free download on his website. Says Moby of the three tracks: “‘Be The One’ was in the Paul Haggis movie ‘The Next 3 Days,’ ‘Sevastopol’ is an interesting city in the Ukraine, and ‘Victoria Lucas’ was Sylvia Plath’s pseudonym.” The EP anticipates the May 17 release of his new full-length album and photo book, both called Destroyed. [Moby]