Grammys 2022: Silk Sonic is record of the year

Silk Sonic, the magnetic team of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, has won record of the year at the 2022 Grammys for their retro funk ballad “Leave the Door Open.”

Earlier in the evening, the duo and their collaborators won the Song of the Year trophy.

The record of the year recognizes both the performance of the artist and the people involved in the production, mixing and development of the song.

Mars and .Paak beat out Olivia Rodrigo’s hit “Drivers License”, Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever”, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s rendition of “I Get a Kick Out of You” and six other competitors.

“Drinks are on Silk Sonic tonight,” Paak said as he won.

Today’s win is the fourth for Silk Sonic, who made their television debut at last year’s awards show with “Leave the Door Open.” That year, they opened primetime with a lively big band performance of “777.”

With his third win for record of the year, Mars joins Paul Simon as the artist with the most in the category – only engineer Tom Coyne has more with four.

Oxnard native Paak, also 36, has received 10 nominations and before tonight won four more times since 2017 when he won Best New Artist for work on his album Malibu – losing to Chance the Rapper. Silk Sonic’s victory is Paak’s second win in a major category, having won the previous year’s song of the year on the television show.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-04-03/grammys-2022-silk-sonic-wins-record-of-the-year Grammys 2022: Silk Sonic is record of the year

Caroline Bleakley

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