Bruno Mars’ Silk Sonic Wins Video of the Year at Soul Train Awards for Second Year in a Row

Bruno Mars is a repeat winner…

The 37-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and his Silk Sonic group mate Anderson .Paak came away with one the top prizes at the Soul Train Awards, which aired on BET and BET Her on Saturday (November 27).

Bruno Mars, Silk SonicMars’ Silk Sonic won video of the year for the second year in a row with “Smokin’ Out the Window.”

The retro-soul duo took home the award last year for “Leave the Door Open.”

Mars won in that same category for “24K Magic” (2017) and “Finesse” (remix featuring Cardi B, 2018).

The Soul Train Awards took place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, where the show was taped earlier this month.

Here’s the complete list of 2022 Soul Train Awards winners:

Album of the Year: Renaissance, Beyoncé|
Song of the Year: “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
Video of the Year: “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
Best New Artist: Tems
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: Jazmine Sullivan
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Chris Brown
Best Collaboration: “Make Me Say It Again, Girl,” Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers feat. Beyoncé
Certified Soul Award: Mary J. Blige
The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award: “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
Best Dance Performance: “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Maverick City Music X Kirk Franklin
Legend Award: The Time
Lady of Soul Award: Xscape

Bruno Mars’ Silk Sonic Single “After Last Night” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Bruno Mars has saved the best for last (night)…

Silk Sonic, the musical superduo composed of the part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer and Anderson .Paak, has reached the summit of Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart as “After Last Night,” with Thundercat and funk legend Bootsy Collins, ascends to No. 1 on the list dated November 19.

Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic“After Last Night” rises from No. 3 after a 12% gain in weekly plays that made the single the most-played song on U.S. monitored adult R&B radio stations in the week ending November 13, according to Luminate.

The track evicts Tank’s “Slow,” featuring J. Valentine, after its two weeks on top.

The new champ is the fourth No. 1 for Silk Sonic out of five singles since the duo’s first release in early 2021.

The pair first reigned on Adult R&B Airplay with debut effort “Leave the Door Open” for 13 weeks in April – June 2021, returned to the summit with third single “Smokin out the Window” for one week in January 2022, and ran up another 13-week stay on top for fourth release “Love’s Train” in April – July of this year. Of their first five singles, the only one to miss the top slot was the second, “Skate,” which peaked at No. 4 in October 2021.

Four of the five tracks, sans “Love’s Train,” all originally appeared on Silk Sonic’s An Evening With Silk Sonic album upon its release in November 2021 (“Love’s Train,” released in February 2022, was added to the album’s digital and streaming versions.)

An Evening With Silk Sonic debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top R&B Albums charts, leading the former for one week and the latter for two terms.

With all four No. 1s now on the album, An Evening With Silk Sonic is only the second album to generate four Adult R&B Airplay No. 1s. Toni Braxton’s self-titled 1993 LP was the first, thanks to the chart-topping runs of “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days” and “You Mean the World to Me” between September 1993 and March 1994.

As Silk Sonic also contributes to Mars and Anderson .Paak’s individual chart accounts, “After Last Night” gives Mars his eighth career No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay, while.Paak notches his fourth. Thundercat claims his first champ on the list with his first entry, while Collins earns his first leader with his second appearance on the 29-year-old list, after “Don’t Take My Funk” featuring Catfish Collins and Bobby Womack, stopped at No. 32 in 2011.

Elsewhere, “After Last Night” rides its adult R&B momentum to push 19-16 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which measures songs by audience listenership from both adult R&B and mainstream R&B/hip-hop stations. There, the song improves 6% to 7.5 million in audience in the week ending November 13. The rebound brings the song within two places of its No. 14 peak thus far, achieved four weeks ago.

Bruno Mars Announces Additional Las Vegas Performance Dates in Early 2023

Bruno Mars is expanding his presence in Las Vegas.

After previously announcing two New Year’s Eve shows at Dolby Live at Park MGM Grand on December 30 and 31, the 37-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has added 10 more gigs to his solo run in January and February.

Bruno MarsTickets are on sale now for the shows, which will take place on January 25, 27 and 28, as well as February 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11 and 14.

The gigs with his Hooligans band come on the heels of this summer’s Vegas residency by Mars’ Silk Sonic side project with Anderson .Paak at the MGM.

The New Year’s Eve and early 2023 shows will be the first time that Mars has hit the stage for a proper run of solo gigs in the U.S., since Silk Sonic released their debut single “Leave the Door Open” last year.

His last solo album was 24K Magic, released in 2016. The multi-platinum album spawned singles such as “That’s What I Like,” “Finesse,” “Versace on the Floor” and the title track.

Mars recently wrapped a stadium/arena tour of Australia and Japan that included him officially opening the new Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Bruno Mars’ Silk Sonic Earns Three Soul Train Awards Nominations

Bruno Mars is trackin’…

The Soul Train Awards nominations have been released, with the 37-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer earning three nods as a member of Silk Sonic.

Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic, Anderson .PaakMars, a 13-time Soul Train Award winner, and his Silk Sonic group mate Anderson .Paak, are nominated for Video of the Year and Best Dance Performance for “Smokin Out the Window.”

The pair is also nominated for Album of the Year for Silk Sonic’s An Evening With Silk Sonic.

This year’s Soul Train Awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas on November 13.

Deon Cole will host the night dedicated to celebrating the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop music.

Here’s a complete look at this year’s nominees:

Album of the Year
An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
Away Message (EP), Ari Lennox
Breezy, Chris Brown
Good Morning Gorgeous, Mary J. Blige
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
R&B Money, Tank
Renaissance, Beyoncé
Special, Lizzo

Song of the Year
“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
“Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
“Last Last,” Burna Boy
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox

The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
“Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
“Church Girl,” Beyoncé
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
“I Hate U,” SZA
“Last, Last,” Burna Boy
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox

Best Dance Performance
“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Persuasive,” Doechii
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
“We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Video of the Year
“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
“Last Last,” Burna Boy
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)

Best Collaboration
“Amazing,” Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
“Be Like Water,” PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder & Nas
“Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
“Gotta Move On,” Diddy feat. Bryson Tiller
“Hate Our Love,” Queen Naija & Big Sean
“Make Me Say It Again, Girl,” Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers feat. Beyoncé
“Move,” Beyoncé feat. Grace Jones & Tems
“Slow,” Tank feat. J. Valentine

Bad Bunny Leads Pack of American Music Awards Nominations with Eight

Bad Bunny’s star continues to shine bright…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and rising actor has scored a leading eight nominations for the 2022 American Music Awards, which will be handed out next month.

Bad Bunny,In addition to picking up his first AMAs nomination for Artist of the Year, Bad Bunny is also nominated for Favorite Male Pop Artist and Favorite Touring Artist, as well as Favorite Pop Album and Favorite Latin Album for Un Verano Sin Ti, among his other nods.

Karol G earned three AMA nods…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter is up for Favorite Female Latin Artist and earned two nods for Favorite Latin Song.

Meantime, Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast earned two nods.

The artists’ smash single “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is up for Favorite Pop Song and Collaboration of the Year.

Other multiple Latinx nominees include Farruko, J Balvin, Rauw Alejandro, Rosalia and Bruno Mars (as part of Silk Sonic).

The November 20 show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will air live on ABC at 8:00 pm ET and delayed at 8 pm PT in the West.

The 2022 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions.

Here are this year’s nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Bad Bunny
Beyoncé
Drake
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dove Cameron
GAYLE
Latto
Måneskin
Steve Lacy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”
Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST
Bad Bunny
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Elton John
The Rolling Stones

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Adele, “Easy On Me”
Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST
Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST
Adele
Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP
BTS
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Måneskin
OneRepublic

FAVORITE POP ALBUM
Adele, “30”
Bad Bunny, “Un Verano Sin Ti”
Beyoncé, “Renaissance”
Harry Styles, “Harry’s House”
Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
The Weeknd, “Dawn FM”

FAVORITE POP SONG
Adele, “Easy On Me”
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Chris Stapleton
Cody Johnson
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
Walker Hayes

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Carrie Underwood
Lainey Wilson
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP
Dan + Shay
Lady A
Old Dominion
Parmalee
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM
Carrie Underwood, “Denim & Rhinestones”
Luke Combs, “Growin’ Up”
Cody Johnson, “Human: The Double Album”
Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
Walker Hayes “Country Stuff: The Album”

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG
Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Cody Johnson, “’Til You Can’t”
Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter, “Thinking ‘Bout You”
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
Morgan Wallen, “Wasted on You”

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
GloRilla
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM
Future, “I Never Liked You”
Gunna, “DS4EVER”
Kendrick Lamar, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”
Lil Durk, “7220”
Polo G, “Hall of Fame 2.0”

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG
Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”
Jack Harlow, “First Class”
Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
Latto, “Big Energy”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST
Brent Faiyaz
Chris Brown
Givéon
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker
SZA

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM
Beyoncé, “Renaissance”
Drake, “Honestly, Nevermind”
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “An Evening with Silk Sonic”
Summer Walker, “Still Over It”
The Weeknd, “Dawn FM”

FAVORITE R&B SONG
Beyoncé, “Break My Soul”
Muni Long, “Hrs And Hrs”
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “Smokin Out The Window”
SZA, “I Hate U”
Wizkid ft. Tems, “Essence”

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST
Bad Bunny
Farruko
J Balvin
Jhayco
Rauw Alejandro

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST
Anitta
Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G
Rosalía

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme
Yahritza Y Su Esencia

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM
Bad Bunny, “Un Verano Sin Ti”
Farruko, “La 167”
J Balvin, “Jose”
Rauw Alejandro, “Vice Versa”
Rosalía, “Motomami”

FAVORITE LATIN SONG
Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
Becky G x Karol G, “Mamiii”
Karol G, “Provenza”
Rauw Alejandro, “Todo de Ti”
Sebastián Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas”

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST
Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly
Måneskin
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Lumineers

FAVORITE ROCK SONG New
Foo Fighters, “Love Dies Young”
Imagine Dragons x JID, “Enemy”
Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”
Måneskin, “Beggin’”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”

FAVORITE ROCK ALBUM New
Coldplay, “Music of the Spheres”
Ghost, “Impera”
Imagine Dragons, “Mercury – Act 1”
Machine Gun Kelly, “mainstream sellout”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Unlimited Love”

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST
Anne Wilson
For King & Country
Katy Nichole
Matthew West
Phil Wickham

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST
CeCe Winans
DOE
E. Dewey Smith
Maverick City Music
Tamela Mann

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
Diplo
Marshmello
Swedish House Mafia
The Chainsmokers
Tiësto

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“Elvis”
“Encanto”
“Sing 2”
“Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4”
“Top Gun: Maverick”

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST New
Burna Boy
CKay
Fireboy DML
Tems
Wizkid

FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST New
Blackpink
BTS
Seventeen
Tomorrow x Together
Twice

Bruno Mars to Co-Chair the Grammy Museum’s Music Education Campaign

Bruno Mars is helping raise money for music education…

The Grammy Museum has announced a campaign for music education, featuring the 37-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, with the goal of raising $3 million to $5 million for their educational programs.

Bruno Mars, Ricky Regal, Lacoste

The funds raised over the 18-month campaign will provide free admission to the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles for everybody up to age 18 and for all college students with ID and expanded access to their music education programs across the country.

In addition to Mars, the campaign is co-chaired by Billie EilishDua LipaShawn Mendes and Rosalía.

Michael Sticka, president and CEO of The Grammy Museum, says the museum’s goal is to raise “anywhere from $3 million to $5 million – and this money goes directly to the education programs. As of [October 7] we’re at about 25% of the top end of that goal, so there’s quite a bit of momentum here.”

That money has come from foundations. The museum is now starting to reach out to labels, publishers, artists, promoters and more for additional funding. “We’ve started some of the conversations with the industry,” Sticka says.

How’s that going? “No one has said no yet,” he replies.

Has anyone in the industry said “You make a lot of money from the Grammy telecast and from the MusiCares person of the year gala. Why don’t you fund your programs yourself?”

“We always hear that,” Sticka acknowledges. “I think there’s a general confusion out there of how everything is structured. The Grammy Museum Foundation is separate from the Recording Academy, so we don’t make any money off of the telecast. We’re separate from MusiCares, so we don’t see any of the money that comes in from person of the year. That goes to their important mission. We’re all part of the same family, but we are a separate entity.

“We do receive funding from the Recording Academy. They provide a healthy percentage of our operating budget, then we go out and we raise money. This money [that we raise] doesn’t go to salaries or overhead because the Academy helps subsidize that. This money goes directly to the education programs.

“Our goal with this campaign is very simple, to do our best to democratize music education by expanding our reach into underserved communities where access to our museum and educational programs could make a huge impact, and ultimately foster the next generation of music’s creators and leaders,” Sticka said in a statement.

Bruno Mars to Open Sydney’s Newly Renovated Allianz Stadium

Bruno Mars is heading Down Under for a historic moment…

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will officially open the new Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Bruno Mars, Ricky Regal, LacosteMars is booked to perform on Friday, October 14 and the following evening to raise the curtain at the rebuilt venue.

Veteran concert promoter Paul Dainty, CEO of TEG Dainty, part of the TEG group, is producing the shows.

“It’s incredibly exciting to welcome audiences back to Allianz Stadium in the heart of Sydney and who better to lead the opening celebrations than the legendary, record-breaking artist Bruno Mars,” he says in a statement. “These opening shows will go down in history as not to be missed.”

Mars’ most recent studio album, 24K Magic, debuted at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart following its release in November 2016, for his third Top 3 in Australia after Doo-Wops & Hooligans (No. 2 in January 2011) and Unorthodox Jukebox (No. 1 in January 2013). His single releases in Australia have collected 56-times platinum status, streams are north of 773 million, and he has completed three sold out tours.

Mars heads Down Under in Grammy-winning form. Mars’ collaborative smash with Anderson .Paak, “Leave the Door Open,” won in four categories at the 64th Grammy Awards in April, including record of the year and song of the year.

The duo’s debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, is expected to be a contender in multiple categories when the nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards are announced on November 15.

Situated next to the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz is expected to open its doors next month, after a renovation which reportedly carried a price tag upwards of A$800 million ($555 million). The result should be a “state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue, built for the future of sport and entertainment in Australia,” say the SCG trust.

The 42,500 capacity venue, traditionally known as Sydney Football Stadium (and previously Aussie Stadium) will host a free community open day and night on Aug. 28, headlined by Australian artists Guy Sebastian and Baker Boy. The grand opening is set for Sept. 2.

General public tickets for Mars’ shows go on sale from Thursday Aug. 11 via tegdainty.com, while Telstra Plus pre-sales start on Monday, August 8 at Telstra.com/tickets.

 Bruno Mars Live and Exclusive is supported by the NSW government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Bruno Mars Wins Two BET Awards with Silk Sonic

Bruno Mars has pulled a double…

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer-songwriter picked up two awards during Sunday night’s BET Awards, which were presented at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic, Anderson .PaakSilk Sonic, Mars’ acclaimed R&B duo with Anderson .Paak, won album of the year for An Evening With Silk Sonic, as well as best group for the second year in a row.

In addition, the duo’s .Paak was named video director of the year.

Here’s a look at this year’s BET Awards winners:

Album of the year
An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic

Best female R&B/pop artist
Jazmine Sullivan

Best male R&B/pop artist
The Weeknd

Best female hip hop artist
Megan Thee Stallion

Best male hip hop artist
Kendrick Lamar

Best group
Silk Sonic

Best collaboration
“Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems

Best new artist
Latto

Video of the year
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

Video director of the year
Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award
“We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin 

BET Her
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige

Best international act
Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie
King Richard

Best actor
Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress
Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award
Marsai Martin

Sportsman of the year award
Stephen Curry

Bruno Mars Named to Gold House’s A100 List of Impactful Asians & Pacific Islanders

Bruno Mars has earned a spot on the A(100) List

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and his Silk Sonic group mate Anderson .Paak have been named to Gold House’s 2022 A100 List, which seeks to recognize the 100 APIs (Asians and Pacific Islanders) who have most significantly impacted American culture and society in the last year across various industries.

Bruno Mars, Ricky Regal, Lacoste

Mars, who was born in Hawaii and is part Filipino, and .Paak won four Grammys at this year’s awards show for their chart-topping single “Leave the Door Open.”

The A100 List was announced to help commemorate Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Other honorees include Michelle Yeoh, Dwayne Johnson and Mindy Kaling as this year’s A100 Legends, while Gemma Chan and Kelly Marie Tran are among the A100 Hall of Fame Inductees for 2022.

Additional honorees in the Entertainment section of the list Simu Liu, Chloé Zhao, Bowen YangTurning Red helmer Domee Shi, the creative teams and stars of Pachinko and Squid Game, Jimmy O. Yang, Destin Daniel Cretton, Riz Ahmed and Ryuske Hamaguchi.

The annual lists’ honorees are selected by a selection committee. Among this year’s judges are Lea Salonga, Daniel Dae Kim, Lisa Link, Janet Yang and Janice Min.

Gold House will celebrate the notable APIs at its inaugural in-person Gold Gala on May 21 in downtown Los Angeles.

Click here for the full list.

Bruno Mars’ Silk Sonic-Single “Love’s Train” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Bruno Mars has choo-choo’ed his to the top of the R&B charts…

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and Anderson .Paak’s duo Silk Sonic has earned another No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart with their single “Love’s Train” on the chart dated April 23.

Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic, Anderson .Paak

The track advances after a strong 31% gain in plays to become the most-played song on U.S. monitored adult R&B stations in the week ending April 17, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

The new champ, released earlier this year on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), is a cover of a 1983 tune by Con Funk Shun, who racked up 26 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart from 1977-97. Eight of them reached the top 10, with “Ffun” topping the list for two weeks in 1978.

“Love’s Train” gives Silk Sonic its third No. 1 among four career appearances.

The duo’s first offering, “Leave the Door Open,” topped the list for 13 weeks in 2021, while third single “Smokin’ out the Window” ruled for one week in January.

Between the champs, second release “Skate” peaked at No. 4.

All four tracks are on the duo’s An Evening With Silk Sonic album; “Love’s Train” was added to the digital and streaming editions of the set in February.

As Silk Sonic achievements also contribute to the individual ledgers for Mars and .Paak, “Love’s Train” yields a third Adult R&B Airplay for .Paak – all from Silk Sonic hits. Outside the group, his best result was a No. 2 peak for “Make It Better,” featuring Smokey Robinson, in 2019.

Mars, meanwhile, collects his seventh No. 1 and moves to within one more chart-topper for the most among male artists in Adult R&B Airplay chart history. Kem, Maxwell and Charlie Wilson each own eight No. 1s, with Mars and R. Kelly – both with seven – just below.

Elsewhere, “Love’s Train” keeps rolling on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which measures songs’ audience reach among U.S. monitored adult R&B and mainstream R&B/hip-hop radio stations. There, “Love’s Train” speeds 15-9 after it gained 54% in weekly audience to 10.6 million in the week ending April 17. The improvement of 3.7 million gives the song Greatest Gainer honors for the biggest increase among the chart’s 50 titles.

The “Love’s Train” gains just add to Silk Sonic’s recent spell of good fortune.

Earlier this month, the duo, as .Paak informed viewers, completed “a clean sweep” at the Grammy Awards by winning all four of its nominations – record of the year, song of the year, best R&B song, and – in a tie – best R&B performance, all for “Leave the Door Open.”

The pair also opened the ceremony with a performance of “777.”