Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) revisits the Billboard 200’s top ten with An Evening With Silk Sonic this week (Sept. 10). The album jumps from No. 200 to No. 7.
According to Billboard, An Evening With Silk Sonic sold 44,000 equivalent album units during the week that ended Sept. 1.
Approximately 37,000 copies were from its vinyl release, which launched Aug. 26. Three exclusive versions were sold at different retailers, including their official webstore, Target and Wal-Mart, along with a standard vinyl edition.
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Released in November 2021, Silk Sonic’s debut album featured guest appearances by Thundercat and the legendary Bootsy Collins. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, pushing with 104,000 equivalent units in its first week.
The former track, co-produced by D’Mile, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks. The breakout debut single went 2x multi-platinum for surpassing two million equivalent units.
The duo garnered several accolades for “Leave the Door Open”, including four trophies at the 64th Grammy Awards. Categories included in the duo’s sweep were Song and Record of the Year, plus Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.
Silk Sonic’s current radio single “After Last Night,” which features Thundercat and Collins, adds more momentum to An Evening With Silk Sonic amid the upcoming award season. The set was already featured on Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2021 list.
A week before An Evening With Silk Sonic was made available on vinyl, it was certified platinum for exceeding one million equivalent units.
Earlier this year, Silk Sonic reigned atop Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart for a third time with their remake of Con Funk’s “Love’s Train.”
Revisit “Leave the Door Open” below.