‘Leave the Door Open,’ the debut single from newly-formed band Silk Sonic (comprised of GRAMMY winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak), is opening the door to some impressive stats for both artists.
Released March 5, the Bruno-Anderson collaboration hadn’t even been available 24 hours before it shot to #1 on the real-time iTunes sales chart – leapfrogging over tunes from the likes of Drake, Dua Lipa, Cardi B, and other hitmakers in the process. At writing, it remains in the tally’s top spot.
That commercial response, coupled with the 70’s-inspired song’s handsome debut streaming figures, saw ‘Open’ close its inaugural sales tracking week with some impressive numbers.
“[Among] Hot 100 debuts, Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open” starts at No. 4. The song by the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak begins with 23.5 million airplay audience impressions, 23.2 million streams and 27,000 sold…”
The entry marks Mars’ 17th journey to the Hot 100’s top 10, whereas it’s Paak’s first. Adding ‘Leave the Door Open’ to his collection moves Bruno up the list of ‘artists with most top 10 hits this century.’ Tying Lady Gaga in 9th place with 17, only Drake, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake, and Ariana Grande have more.
And, if industry analysts are correct, Silk Sonic may be sliding to #1 on next week’s Hot 100 thanks to the response to their stunning performance of ‘Leave the Door Open’ at the 2021 GRAMMYs (click here to watch).
Until we find out for sure, look below to see who joins the duo on the refreshed TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.