Multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak continue celebrating the success of “Leave the Door Open” with Silk Sonic’s first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. This accomplishment quickly follows Silk Sonic’s live version “Leave The Door Open (Live)” and their spectacular performance at the GRAMMY® Awards.
“Leave the Door Open” is Mars’ eighth #1 track on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Additional #1 hits include “That’s What I Like,” “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Locked Out Of Heaven,” “When I Was Your Man,” “Nothin’ On You (B.o.B)” “Uptown Funk! (Mark Ronson).”
Silk Sonic – whose name was bestowed upon them by the one and only Bootsy Collins – introduced “Leave The Door Open” alongside an official music video directed by Mars and Florent Déchard with over 122 million views and counting. Currently ascending airplay charts at multi-format radio outlets around the world, the track was followed by a hugely popular social media campaign, #LetSilkSonicThrive, and was immediately welcomed by unprecedented critical acclaim. “What’s new, smooth as silk on the ears, and features two stars of R&B?” wrote Billboard, praising Silk Sonic as “a groovy duo” and the single as “lounge at its heart.” Consequence of Sound enthused, “Mars has a voice like a liquid whip, while .Paak raps and sings through a foggy haze. They sound like smoke on the water.”
ABOUT SILK SONIC:
The seeds of the collaboration were planted in 2017 when Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars toured together on the European leg of his 24K Magic World Tour. One late-night jam session on the road unlocked immediate chemistry. Just before the world slipped into quarantine, Bruno called Anderson: “Remember that idea we had back in 2017? Let’s do it.” One studio session grew into to a months-long collaboration, culminating the “setlist of doom.” Legendary Bootsy Collins christened Silk Sonic and came in as the “special guest host” for An Evening With Silk Sonic, their debut album.
Silk Sonic was finally set free on March 5th, 2021. Within less than a month, their debut single “Leave The Door Open” cracked over 230 million streams, over 122 million official video views and reeled in rave reviews, including Variety who noted it “could be a Best R&B Song winner from 1974.” After petitioning the GRAMMY® Awards to #LetSilkSonicThrive, they made their debut performance with “Leave The Door Open” and served up a powerful tribute to Little Richard.