Bruno Mars and Aderson .Paak, who make up the ‘Silk Sonic’ duo, won the Grammy Award on Sunday in the ‘record of the year’ category. The duo was presented with the award for the track ‘Leave the Door Open.’
“We are really trying our hardest to remain humble at this point. But in the industry, we call that a clean sweep”, Paak said in a statement after winning the award in Las Vegas, according to reports from USA Today.
Other nominees in the list were:
ABBA- ‘I Still Have Faith In You’; Jon Batiste – ‘Freedom’ ; Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’; Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon – ‘Peaches’; Brandi Carlile – ‘Right On Time’ ; Doja Cat featuring SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’; Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’; Lil Nas X – ‘Montero’ and Olivia Rodrigo – ‘drivers license’.
Mars joins Paul Simon as the only person to win record of the year three times. The duo, decked out in 1970s-style formal wear, did a sexy-slo-mo dance as they stood up after each win, according to reports from Associated Press.
The two men, who performed to open the show in Las Vegas, also won a Grammy for best R&B performance.
Meanwhile, Jon Batiste’s “We Are” has won the Grammy Award for album of the year. Batiste was the year’s most-nominated artist, and had already won four Grammys on Sunday, but the win was still an upset of sorts over albums from better-known competitors. including Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift.
The Grammys also paid tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died just nine days before a ceremony where the band won three awards and was supposed to perform.