The new supergroup known as Silk Sonic made their TV debut with a smooth ’n’ groovy slow-jam performance of their Grammy-bait single “Leave the Door Open” — which simultaneously felt like a fantastic voyage back to the 1974 Grammys and a sneak preview of the 2022 Grammy ceremony (when the duo’s surely sensational forthcoming album inevitably sweeps all the awards).
Let’s just say they got some foks on Twitter worked up. Actress Halle Berry tweeted, “Ima leave the door ooopen!” with a GIF in which she looked pretty hot. Famed singer and theater legend Lea Salonga also loved it. “Silk Sonic just killed me. Oh my God.”
Mars and .Paak kept the retro vibes flowing when they later performed an electric tribute to rock ’n’ roll architect Little Richard during the In Memoriam segment, which felt like Mars’s unofficial audition for a Little Richard biopic. During the Awards show, Anderson .Paak joined Bruno Mars for the “In Memoriam” segment, paying raucous tribute to Little Richard, with Mars whooping it up into an old-fashioned microphone and .Paak slamming a kit of tiger-striped drums.