Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak type new band, Silk Sonic

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Grammy winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are banding collectively for a brand new undertaking.

The “Treasure” singer and the “Come Down” artist introduced Thursday that they’ve fashioned a band referred to as Silk Sonic, which is able to launch its debut single March 5. A studio album can also be within the works.

“WE MADE AN ALBUM!!”.Paak, an L.A.-based singer, rapper, drummer and producer born Brandon Paak Anderson, wrote on social media. “YALL GET THE FIRST SONG … ROCKET EMOJIS AND ALL THAT!!”

Mars and .Paak additionally unveiled paintings for his or her new undertaking — a kind of retro sketch of the 2 hitmakers’ floating heads that reads, “A night with Silk Sonic … with particular visitor host Bootsy Collins,” teasing a collaboration with the legendary funk musician.

In 2017, .Paak opened for Mars throughout the huge European leg of Mars’ 24k Magic World Tour, named for his most up-to-date album, which swept the coveted album, file and tune (“That’s What I Like”) classes on the 2018 Grammy Awards.

.Paak has additionally collected a number of Grammys, together with R&B album (“Ventura”) and R&B efficiency (“Come Dwelling”) on the 2020 ceremony, in addition to rap efficiency for “Bubblin” in 2019. And in 2017, he was nominated for finest new artist. His newest studio album, “Ventura,” got here out in 2019.

Final 12 months, .Paak joined forces with pop star Justin Timberlake for “Don’t Slack” as a part of the soundtrack for the hit animated movie “Trolls World Tour.” He headlined three extra 2020 tracks: “Lockdown,” “Jewelz” and “Lower Em In,” that includes rapper Rick Ross. Mars hasn’t launched new music since 2019’s “Blow,” that includes singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton, and “Please Me,” that includes rapper Cardi B.

Earlier this month, .Paak teased his involvement in “Black Renaissance,” a YouTube particular spotlighting the contributions of assorted Black creatives in honor of Black Historical past Month. Additionally that includes former President Obama, former First Girl Michelle Obama, voting rights champion Stacey Abrams and singer-songwriter H.E.R., “Black Renaissance” premieres Friday on YouTube.

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