Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak ‘s new act, was not on Sunday’s list of performers announced for the 2021 Grammy Awards, despite selling millions of records and winning countless awards, as well as hearts. The singer is petitioning for his band, Silk Sonic, to become a last-minute addition to this year’s Grammys line-up.
Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars Reach Out To BTS
“Dear Grammys,” Mars wrote in a note to the Recording Academy that he whipped up for Twitter Sunday evening (March 7), after .Paak implied their names should have been on the bill of performers. “If you can see it in your hearts to allow two out-of-work musicians to perform at your show, we would really appreciate it.”
Anderson Paak tweeted jokingly (or not) asking bts if they need a drummer for their stage. Everyone is hyped for BTS’ first ever grammy stage. They have performed a collab but this time its going to be all the. Paak’s tweet led to Bruno Mars tweeting about it and mentioning that he’s happy for bts and that theyd go on to do great things with the new drummer LOL. Armys flooded his comments with support and appreciation, also letting him know that bts are also Bruno Mars fans!
BTS In Grammys
BTS has come a long way from wishing to perform in America to being invited to perform at the Grammys! They have also been nominated for best pop/duo group. They were nominated for best album packaging two years ago as well. The Grammy music awards show will take place on March 14, and Armys will be tuning in!
The list of 22 performers includes BTS, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile, Black Pumas, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Maren Morris, Post Malone, and Roddy Ricch.
While artists like Swift, Cardi B and Eilish have all performed at the Grammys before, this will be BTS’ first solo performance after the band took part in the star-studded Old Town Road package last year.
Bruno Mars further went on BTS: Asking for an Apology for his over-excitement
“We just released a song and could really use the promotion right now. We have a lot riding on this record (and the Pelicans game next week, but that’s another story),” he quipped. He promised that Silk Sonic would follow all safety protocols and even joked that they’d be willing to audition for the spot. It seems that the two of them are desperate at this point, but most agree that they do deserve a chance.
“We haven’t been able to perform for a while and we just want to sing. We’ll send in an audition tape and take as many covid tests as we need to. I promise we won’t be extra. We just really want a gig again. I hope you’ll consider this request and give us the opportunity to shine,” Mars asked nicely.
Of course, .Paak wasn’t quite so chill about it all. Earlier, he sent a whole lot of tweets Mars’ way about not seeing Silk Sonic — who just released their first single together, “Leave the Door Open” — named as performers for the March 14 show.
“YO @BrunoMars WHAT THE F—?!? Did you see this?!?! Call me back!!” he’d written, then suggested they start up a hashtag — #LetSilkSonicThrive — to get the word out that they’re ready and willing to play. “Nah f— that!” .Paak said in another tweet. “I haven’t seen my family in months!! I need this to work, You promised me!! Everybody join in!!! I need all of Twitter to help make this trend!! Come on @RecordingAcad #LetSilkSonicThrive.”
All kinds of statements and reactions have been coming up, but they’re mostly out of sympathy. Just as BTS patiently waited for a chance on the grammy stage, and got one, we hope Silk Sonic is allowed to shine through as well.