Grammy-winning rap artist Anderson .Paak is living the dream right now. The hip-hop crooner has stepped up to celebrate securing his very own MTV Video Music Awards Moon Person for his and singer Bruno Mars‘ “Leave the Door Open” smash.
Anderson .Paak Freaks Out Over MTV VMAs Win
AP hit up his Instagram page to speak out on winning the huge Best R&B category at Sunday night’s ceremony. Despite having competition from Beyoncé, Chris Brown, SZA, H.E.R. and Giveon, .Paak acknowledged becoming victorious along with dishing on how special this achievement is.
“My mind is blown. I’ve wanted a moon man since I was 9 years old. @brunomars and the rest of the amazing team behind Leave the Door Open video worked so damn hard to make sure y’all had the right visuals for a classic song. All the crying cursing blood sweat tears and rum was worth it. Yo B you really never fail to amaze me. I know you didn’t think we had a chance but I knew the fans wouldn’t let us down. Thank you @vmas I think at this point we really are going to start working on this album now!!! LOVE FROM @silksonic“
Anderson .Paak + Bruno Mars Aren’t Used To Third Place
Earlier this year, the duo pushed to get their hit music even more attention.
In April 2021, the “Bubblin” crooner went to social media to celebrate collabo track “Leave The Door Open” cracking 100 million views on YouTube. The song sat at #3 on the Billboard 100, but .Paakpushed for a number one hit. He urged followers to stream the track and revealed the duo was sipping some Selva Rey rum.
“In celebration of #LeaveTheDoorOpen cracking 100 million views on YouTube we sippin @selvareyrum all week! Also, if you could find it in your heart to stream our single a bit more that would be sick! @brunomars is having a hard time coping with 3rd place. He said he’s not use to that shit. So let’s rally for number 1 y’all! #WhatYouDoin #PrayForBruno @selvareyrum”
Silk Sonic Talks Their Way Onto The Grammys Stage
Paak is headed for bigger and better things with Silk Sonic, the new group he’s formed with the 11-time Grammy winning singer. The creative pair launched a social media campaign recently to get added to the list of performers at the 63rd Grammy Awards show, and it worked. The Academy’s Twitter account responded with the green light, Silk Sonic joined the show recently along with the likes of Cardi B, Lil Baby and Roddy Ricch.
@BrunoMars & @AndersonPaak We have been trying to call you all week. Have you changed your numbers? We would love for #silksonic to make their TV debut at the #GRAMMYs. Are you free this Sunday night? Follow back and we will DM for details.
Silk Sonic Make Their Public Plea
Silk Sonic’s debut single, “Leave the Door Open” is already a hit. They hoped to bring their sound to the Grammys this upcoming weekend, begging in hilarious fashion on social media.