Bruno Mars thinks it best that Silk Sonic withdraws from “Grammy” considerations.
Bruno Mars has announced that Silk Sonic the R&B super duo consisting of himself and Anderson. Paak, have withdrawn their album An Evening With Silk Sonic from consideration for the 2023 Grammy Awards.
He made the statement to a reporter for Rolling Stone, in which he expresses, “We truly put our all on this record, but Silk Sonic would like to gracefully, humbly and most importantly, sexually, bow out of submitting our album this year. We hope we can celebrate with everyone on a great year of music and partake in the party. Thank you for letting Silk Sonic thrive.”
The album’s lead single, “Leave the Door Open,” was released in April of 2021 and won all four Grammys for which it was nominated at the 2022 awards, including album and single of the year. The album was released last November and is not only eligible for the 2023 Grammy Awards but was expected to be a top contender for album of the year.
Bruno Mars says, “we’d be crazy to ask for anything more. Andy and I, and everyone that worked on this project, won the moment the world responded to ‘Leave the Door Open.’ Everything else was just icing on the cake,” he says. “We thank the Grammys for allowing us to perform on their platform, not once but twice, and awarding us at last year’s ceremony.”
Grammy nominations do not happen automatically: Recordings must be submitted by a representative, usually the artist’s record label, and if an artist does not want their music submitted, it amounts to a withdrawal.
As a duo, Mars and .Paak performed “777” and “Hot Music” from the album at this year’s Grammy Awards, and also performed a special private afterparty where they performed mostly covers, including Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and Nelly’s “Hot In Herre.”
Grammy nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The 65th annual Grammy Awards take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 2023.
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