Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Bruno Mars Won’t Leave the Door Open for Grammy Nominations — But Current Record Already Won Last Winter


Nothing like making a big deal out of nothing.

Bruno Mars has told Rolling Stone that he and Anderson Paak are withdrawing their 2021 release, “An Evening with Silk Sonic,” from Grammy consideration this year.

That’s very brave of them since the single from that album, “Leave the Door Open,” already won Best Record last year. The single was released before the Grammy deadline on September 30, 2021 so it was eligible for last winter’s Grammys. The album came out in November, so it could be be up for awards this year.

But let’s face it. Silk Sonic getting nominated now would be a little weird. And Bruno and Paak probably aren’t interested in performing the old songs on an awards show. They’ve got their statue. Why not just sit out the competition and have a good time?

“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,” Bruno said. “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.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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