Why Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak aren’t submitting An Evening With Silk Sonic for Grammys consideration

The Grammy-winning duo have decided to forgo their shot at picking up more awards

Silk Sonic cleaned up at the last Grammys ceremony, with their single ‘Leave The Door Open’ winning four awards, including Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. When Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak released their collaborative album, An Evening With Silk Sonic, in November 2021, the public naturally assumed that it would be a contender for Album Of The Year at the next ceremony. However, Mars has made the unexpected announcement that the duo will not be submitting the album for consideration.

“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,” Mars said in a statement. “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.

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video]

“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. We thank the Grammys for allowing us to perform on their platform — not once but twice — and awarding us at last year’s ceremony. We’d be crazy to ask for anything more. Thank you to everyone that supported this project and championed it.”

The first round of voting for the 2023 Grammys began yesterday.