Silk Sonic Selects “After Last Night” As Next R&B Radio Single

Sik Sonic, the duo of Anderson .Paak and Bruo Mars, chose “After Last Night” as their fourth R&B radio single. It appears on their 2020 debut album, An evening with Silk Sonic.

“After Last Night,” co-produced by Mars, D’Mile and The Stereotypes, impacted the broadcast format dominated by contemporary and mainstream R&B recordings earlier this week. The sultry star won the most added title, with 25 additions.

The late-night love fest includes commentary from the legendary Boosty Collins, who gave Mars and .Paak their stage names. It also gives credit to Thundercat, who helped with background vocals and played bass on the sultry number.

Three more songs from Silk Sonic’s debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, created an incredible noise on R&B radio. First, their hit “Leave The Door Open”, released in March 2021, went straight to number one in less than a month. The song, co-produced by D’Mile and Mars, was certified 2x multi-platinum in August 2021.

Then nostalgic follow-up “Skate” spent a lot of time in the top 5 throughout the fall months. In January, Silk Sonic topped R&B radio for the second time with “Smokin’ Out The Window.” They would do the same on urban radio with the break-up anthem.

Silk Sonic scored his third R&B radio chart with his faithful rendition of Funk Shun’s “Love’s Train,” which was released on Valentine’s Day. The cover does not appear on An Evening with Silk Sonic. Still, this potentially foreshadows the performance of the duo’s next single, “After Last Night.”

D’Mile and Bruno Mars accept the Album of the Year award for ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)

Most of the year, Silk Sonic spent on stage accepting awards for their work together. At the 2022 BET Awards in June, the super duo won album of the year for An Evening with Silk Sonic.

Two months earlier, they had received four trophies at the 64th Grammy Awards, all for “Leave The Door Open.”

End of 2021, An Evening with Silk Sonic ranked No. 7 on R&B’s Top R&B Year-End Albums list.

Next month, Silk Sonic will resume its Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM. It runs from August 3 to August 19. Tickets are available now.

In other related R&B radio news, .Paak is getting spins for his “Here With Me” collab with Mary J. Blige. The track chill is taken from Blige’s recent album Hello beauty, which was released on February 11.

Chris Brown tapped .Paak for one of five additional songs on his freshly released Aerial (Deluxe). It’s called “Inner Peace” and it was produced by BongoByTheWay.

Listen to Silk Sonic’s “After Last Night” below.

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