The supergroup with Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak didn’t send in his debut album “An Evening with Silk Sonic” or any other singles because he was already successful. Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak has decided not to submit their album “An Evening with Silk Sonic” for the 2023 Grammy Awards. After “Leave the Door Open,” the duo didn’t send in any other singles for consideration.
Why Silk Sonic ‘S*xually’ Declines To Submit Album To Grammys?
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Mars said, “Silk Sonic would like to gracefully, humbly, and most importantly, s*xually, bow out of submitting our album this year.” “Everyone who worked on this project including Andy and me, won when the world responded to “Leave the Door Open.” Everything else was just the cherry on top.”
“Leave the Door Open” was the first single from the album. It came out in March 2021. The song went double platinum, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as won all four of its Grammy nominations in 2022, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance, which it shared with Jazmine Sullivan.
“An Evening with Silk Sonic” could be nominated for a Grammy in 2023 because it came out between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.
Mars continued, “We thank the Grammys for letting us perform on their stage not once, but twice, and for giving us an award at last year’s show.” “It would be crazy of us to ask for more.”
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Mars and Paak didn’t send in any singles besides the album. This includes “Smoking Out the Window.” The third single from the album was also a hit. It reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart for 11 weeks.
Harvey Mason Jr. who is the CEO of the Record Academy said in a statement that he was not surprised by the decision. “Silk Sonic has been one of the best parts of our last two shows and they had a great night at the 64th Grammys earlier this year. We understand why they didn’t enter this year, but we’re excited to celebrate an amazing year of music with them.”
The Grammy Awards will be held on February 5, 2023.
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