BRUNO MARS & ANDERSON .PAAK
MULTIPLE GRAMMY® AWARD WINNERS UNITE
FOR NEW ALBUM
AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC
SILK SONIC’S FIRST SINGLE
“LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN”
ALONG WITH AN INTRO TRACK FEATURING
SPECIAL GUEST HOST BOOTSY COLLINS
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN”
STREAMING NOW ON YOUTUBE
Multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak today released the first single, “Leave the Door Open” from their highly anticipated new collaboration, Silk Sonic. Named Silk Sonic by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Bruno and Anderson have come together to create the setlist of doom. “Leave The Door Open” was produced by Mars and D’Mile, and written by Bruno, Anderson, D’Mile and Brody Brown.
“Leave the Door Open” is available everywhere today along with a very special intro track featuring special guest host Bootsy Collins. The official music video for “Leave The Door Open” is streaming now on YouTube. Silk Sonic’s debut album, AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC will be available later this year.
Today also marks the debut of Bruno Mars’ first lifestyle clothing collection, teaming up with Lacoste to launch Ricky Regal. For more information visit www.lacoste.com
ABOUT BRUNO MARS:
With worldwide sales of more than 130 million albums and more than 173 million singles, Bruno Mars is one of the best-selling artists of all time. DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS marked the landmark debut of a remarkable new artist. The album – which peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 – has gone on to achieve global album equivalent sales of 15.5 million. Now boasting more than 7.8 billion total streams, DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS is certified RIAA 6X platinum, the longest charting debut album on Top 200 and #4 longest running of all time.
DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS received a wide range of honors and accolades to match its popular success, including GRAMMY® Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Best Pop Vocal Album.” The album spawned a string of blockbuster hit singles and companion videos, including “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “The Lazy Song,” “Talking to the Moon,” “Marry You,” and “Count On Me.” Indeed, “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade” proved era-defining hits around the world, reaching #1 on the Billboard “Hot 100” and numerous singles charts around the globe. In addition, “Just The Way You Are” went on to receive the GRAMMY® Award for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance,” while “Grenade” was honored with three GRAMMY® Award nominations, including “Record of the Year” “Song of the Year,” and “Best Pop Solo Performance.”
His most recent album, the critically acclaimed, 3x platinum certified 24K MAGIC, made an impressive debut atop Billboard’s “Top Digital Albums” and “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” charts upon its 2016 arrival. The album includes the 7x platinum certified, #1 single, “That’s What I Like” – Mars’ seventh “Hot 100” chart-topper and first ever #1 on the “Hot R&B Songs” chart, affirming him as one of the few artists to have written and produced each of his #1 hits as well as to have a #1 song on the “Hot 100” from each of his first three studio albums.
Mars and 24K MAGIC proved the biggest winners at 2018’s GRAMMY® Awards, winning all seven categories for which he received nominations, including “Record of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Best R&B Album,” and “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.” Furthermore, “That’s What I Like” received the GRAMMY® for “Song of the Year,” “Best R&B Song,” and “Best R&B Performance.”
Among his truly countless accolades, Mars is a 4x Guinness World Record holder, with his milestone 2015 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show drawing a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million. Mars also holds the world record as the “First Male Artist to Achieve Three 10 Million Selling Singles” and “Most Followed Male Chart-topper on Musical.ly,” while 2016’s 2x GRAMMY® Award-winning, worldwide #1 collaboration with Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk,” made history for the “Most Weeks at #1 on the U.S. Digital Song Sales” chart.
ABOUT ANDERSON .PAAK:
Born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, California, as a teen he played drums in his church
band and later famously worked at a marijuana farm, all while honing his musical chops and in
pursuit of his dreams. And while shining glimpses of his extraordinary talent were evident in his
first incarnation as Breezy Lovejoy, it was fully realized in his transformation into Anderson
.Paak, with his debut album Venice and a stellar six-song run on Dr. Dre’s certified Gold
COMPTON album, that stoked anticipation for what would be the perfect storm of his
sophomore release, 2016’s Malibu with features by ScHoolboy Q, The Game, Talib Kweli, BJ
The Chicago Kid, and Rapsody, also with first-class production by 9th Wonder, Dem Jointz,
Robert Glasper, Kaytranada, Madlib, Hi-Tek, and more, the album was a sonic wonder, met with
universal rave reviews.
.Paak won the 2016 Grulke Prize at South by Southwest, received Grammy nods for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album, nods for the BET Hip Hop Award’s Best New Hip-Hop Artist and the NME Award’s Best New Artist, won the Soul Train Music Award’s Best New Artist, Album of the Year at Gilles Peterson’s 2016 Worldwide Awards in London, and Malibu was certified Gold in Europe. .Paak has also acquired an impressive list of collaborations including acts such as Mac Miller and Chance the Rapper, as well as a monster single in “Bubblin” that saw a Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance and won him his first GRAMMY for Best Rap Performance in 2019.
.Paak released his highly regarded 2020 single “Lockdown” on Juneteenth. Inspiration for the song came from .Paak’s participation in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest where peaceful protestors were being shot with rubber bullets by the police. A video directed by Dave Meyers featuring Andra Day, Jay Rock, Syd, SiR, Dumbfoundead & Dominic Fike.
In October 2020, .Paak was named as Vans’ first ever Global Music Ambassador. The partnership includes exclusive footwear and accessory collections inspired by .Paak’s Southern California roots along with the release of his track “JEWLEZ” which was co-produced by Timbaland and featured his Vans collection throughout its accompanying music video. “Lockdown” is currently nominated for two GRAMMY Awards – Best Music Video and Best Melodic Rap Performance. The song was also featured in a multitude of “Best Of” 2020 lists from NPR, The FADER, Complex and President Barack Obama’s annual “Favorite Music” list.
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