Meg White (born Megan Martha White; December 10, 1974) is an American drummer from Detroit, Michigan best known for her work with Jack White in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes. After she played on her husband Jack's drums on an impulse in 1997, the two decided to form a band and began performing two months later. Calling themselves The White Stripes, because of their last name and Meg's preference for peppermint candy. The band quickly became a Detroit underground favorite, before reaching national, then international fame. Meg has been nominated for various awards as a part of the group, and has won several, including four Grammy Awards.