After making their live debut at last year’s GRAMMY Awards, Silk Sonic kicked off the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards with an epic performance.
On Sunday, April 3, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak opened the star-studded awards ceremony with a performance of the award-winning track, “777,” from their debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic.
Mars, on guitar, and .Paak, on drums, performed the catchy Las Vegas anthem wearing Elvis Presley-esque outfit.
Conspiracy theory: @SilkSonic just KNEW this year's #GRAMMYs would be in Vegas when they wrote this song. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/RcEpo93Z9b
— CBS (@CBS) April 4, 2022
Silk Sonic were also nominated for four categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, and Best R&B Song for “Leave The Door Open.”
“Music’s Biggest Night” also featured performances from Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Brothers Osborne, Silk Sonic, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Jon Batiste, Billy Strings, Carrie Underwood, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Billy Strings, Aymée Nuviola, John Legend, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Maverick City Music, BTS, Nas and more.
The coveted awards show also paid tribute to late Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at age 50. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler also honored the late Stephen Sondheim during the In Memoriam segment.
The 2022 GRAMMYs also included a star-studded list of presenters, including Kelsea Ballerini, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Megan Thee Stallion, Billy Porter, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, Questlove and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.
Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and aired on Sunday, April 3, exclusively on CBS Television Network at 8/7c.
The show was also available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.