Silk Sonic made their American Music Awards show debut with a performance we won’t soon forget.
The R&B duo, composed of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, kicked off the coveted awards show on Sunday (Nov. 21) with a performance of their latest single “Smokin’ Out The Window,” a track which appears on their just-released debut album, An Evening With Silk Sonic. The song marked “the first thing we ever wrote together.”
“Smokin’ out the window (Smokin’ out the window) / Singin’ ‘How could she do this to me?’ / (How could she do this to me?) / I thought that girl belonged to only me / But I was wrong / ‘Cause she belong to everybody, everybody,” Silk Sonic sing in the chorus.
The performance brought the song’s music video to the AMAs stage.
Silk Sonic were nominated for three AMAs, including Favorite Music Video (“Leave The Door Open”) and Favorite Pop Duo or Group. Ahead of the show, the duo won their first-ever AMA for Favorite R&B Song for “Leave the Door Open.”
The 2021 American Music Awards also featured performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny with Tainy and Juliete Venegas, Kane Brown, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, BTS, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Diplo, Måneskin, Mickey Guyton, Tyler, the Creator, Walker Hayes, and Zoe Wees.
The awards ceremony also featured a star-studded list of presenters, including Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, Anthony Ramos, Billy Porter, D-Nice, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone and Shawn Stockman, JB Smoove, JoJo Siwa, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin, Madelyn Cline, Michelle Young, and Winnie Harlow.
Sponsored by Xfinity, the 2021 American Music Awards is produced by MRC Live & Alternative and Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Hosted by Cardi B, the American Music Awards aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8/7c on ABC.
The show will stream again on Monday, November 22, 2021, via Hulu.