Blak and Blu is the major-label debut studio album by American musician Gary Clark, Jr., released on October 22, 2012. The album touches on a wide variety of traditionally black music genres, including soul, hip-hop/R&B, Chuck Berry-esque rock and roll, and Clark's trademark, blues. Blak and Blu netted Clark his first two Grammy Award nominations, one for Best Rock Song and the other for Best Traditional R&B Performance which won. This marked the first time that an artist was nominated in both categories in the same year. It peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart, and number one on the Blues Albums chart.