Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are two of the best live performers around these days, so when Silk Sonic hit the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday (May 27) to deliver their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Leave the Door Open," you knew there was a 0/100 chance they would phone it in. Wearing dark azure crushed velvet blazers and tinted sunglasses (with Paak in a stylish flat cap), the duo worked the crowd exactly like the '70s soul singers that Silk Sonic pays homage to would have.
Starting out with Mars at a piano and Paak and two backup singers leaning on the ivories, Silk Sonic delivered the buttery tune as the crowd readily sang it back to them. The music came to a sudden stop when Paak ripped off his glasses and let out a "wooo" to which Mars responded, "Let's go! Let's go!"