An Evening With Silk Sonic has already won “Album of the Year” honors at the 2022 BET Awards, but it will not earn the same honor at the 65th Grammy Awards. This Thursday, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have announced that they will not submit their joint LP for “Album of the Year” consideration at the upcoming Grammy Awards.
“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 Mars told Rolling Stone.
“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 decision not to submit their joint album from “Album of the Year” consideration comes as somewhat of a surprise. In 2021, the duo performed at the 64th Grammy Awards before the album was even released. One year later, the duo returned for what Anderson .Paak called a “clean sweep.” “Leave The Door Open” picked up “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Due to submission guidelines, the full album could not be submitted for consideration until this cycle, but Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars have decided not to return for the third time.
With Silk Sonic pulling its project off the table, the “Album of the Year” race still remains tight. Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers, Beyoncé’s Renaissance and Adele’s 30 could all come out on top in early 2023.