Billboard 200: Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak’s ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ Premieres at #2

Published: Sunday 21st Nov 2021 by Sam

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have dominated the airwaves this year with butter-smooth bops from their debut collaborative album, ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic.’

Indeed, from chart-topper ‘Leave The Door Open’ to the funkified ‘Skate’ to the duo’s latest hit ‘Smokin Out The Window,’ the performers have established a welcome presence in the Pop cultural landscape.

With the final numbers tallied, the new issue of the Billboard 200 reveals that Mars and Paak have opened strong on the coveted count.

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‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ premieres at #2 on the chart, with combined first-week sales of 104,000 (SPS).

The stars were bested by Taylor Swift‘s mega-selling ‘Red (Taylor’s Version),’ which launched with sales north of 600k.

Of Silk Sonic’s total sum, the streaming and traditional figures were almost evenly split. For, streaming accounted for 60,000 units thanks to 82.6 million on-demand plays of the project’s 9-tracks. The remaining 44,000 was largely accrued via pure sales.

The #2 placement means ‘Evening’ becomes Paak’s highest-charting album to date, powering past the #4 peak of ‘Ventura’ in 2019.

Ironically for Mars, his last two solo albums also premiered at #2; with 2012’s ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ also being pipped to the top spot by Swift’s original version of ‘Red.’

It’s worth noting, though, that the stage blazer has a proven track record of selling consistently over the course of a campaign. Time will tell if that proves the case for ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic.’

In the here and now, though, what are…

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  1. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) November 21, 2021

    Diva is pretty damn sure it will hit #1 next week after they performed in AMA💅🏿👠💋

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 21, 2021

      UnAbel could never. He cried about not even getting nominated for a Grammy. Trashy Ashy BISH likes trashy ashy music 💯🤳🏽💋

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 November 22, 2021

      FLOP lmaooooooooo 🤣 Bruno is washed in these streets lol

  2. Tino November 21, 2021

    SMDH all these fools swear Bruno is on Michael Jackson level and wayyy ahead and better than Usher

    Usher in his prime was doing 8 and 10 million albums in pure sales while out selling white rock bands, pop boy bands and female pop stars.

    Bruno can’t even get number one albums in the free streaming era lol. Maybe people are getting tired of his constant sampling and copying of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 21, 2021

      Usher hasn’t sold like that since 2004, sis. Here I Am was only Platinum and everything since has been Gold or non-certified so we’re speaking nearly twenty years since he’s been a big-seller.

      • Tino November 22, 2021

        Umm Here I Stand sold 5 million worldwide actually and RVR sold over 3 million worldwide. That was 18 years after Usher first debut single.

        Bruno has struggled to get number one albums in his first prime 10 years.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 22, 2021

        But 1m in the US – Platinum, as I said… Usher is not the force you all make him out to be.

  3. J November 21, 2021

    Horrific rollout, placement well deserved

  4. Jay November 22, 2021

    They killed the momentum of their album rollout. It surely would have debuted with higher numbers had they released the album sooner.

    The rollout took too long.

  5. Urban MILF November 22, 2021

    Ironic Bruno’s been wearing red. That color blocked 2 of his albums from the #1 spot. TWICE. Will he pull a Ye on Taylor Swift? 😊

  6. Wanda November 22, 2021

    I knew it would! Bruno always brings it! This is my first time knowing about Anderson, but I like his style as well. This album takes me back to the earlier days when things weren’t so complicated. My younger days of growing up in NYC, hearing music echoing in the courtyard where I lived, chilling on the fire escape on a summer evening. This music is so good! Keep doing what yall are doing! And huge shout out to Bootsie!!! Love ya!

  7. Shana Lewis November 23, 2021

    I am awesomely enthused about this album..From the very first time i heard
    Leave the Open and Skate i could surmised that this album would’ve been a bomb..
    I just love Bruno Mars and Anderson.Pak

  8. Sassy Wahine November 23, 2021

    Smooth moving ’70’s vibe with now lyrics! Love the suits, lights, dancing, its like their back story of love & life with the hippest hooks!! Serious old skool with a twist!! Number 1 in my book!! They should do SNL!! They world is still finding out that there are multitude of fans, they just never heard of them yet!!

  9. Juan pellot November 23, 2021

    I love you guy

  10. Leevater Williams November 23, 2021

    I think the guys is doing their thing n their on way I love it.

  11. Janice Gropelli November 27, 2021

    Bruno Mars and Anderson are a pair of artists stars that came back with music to rock all ages of music lovers. Silk Sonic music/style will be around for long time. There #1 in my book and it doesn’t surprise me that they hit #1 at on the billboard..They deserve it! Way overdue🥰

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