‘Leave the Door Open’ by Silk Sonic Wins 2022 Grammy Award for Song of the Year

With several award-winning artists and chart-topping hits up for the Song of the Year, Silk Sonic took home the coveted award at the 2022 Grammy Awards. Here’s what we know about the other songs nominated.

Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson presents the Song Of The Year award for ‘Leave The Door Open’ to Bruno Mars of Silk Sonic onstage during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson and Bruno Mars of Silk Sonic| Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Silk Sonic and ‘Leave the Door Open’ won the 2022 Grammy Award for Song of the Year

As one of the night’s first awards, “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic won the 2022 Grammy Award for Song of the Year. The duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak danced up to the stage to accept the award with their collaborator. They received a standing ovation from Bieber and other songwriters.

Mars approached the microphone with the Grammy in hand, thanking “everyone” that helped create the 2021 album. He also thanked the fans, saying that now these two will be singing “Leave the Door Open” “forever.”

Artists Lil Nas X, Silk Sonic, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and more were nominated for the 2022 Grammy Award Song of the Year

The 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony was postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) safety concerns. In April, many stars took to the stage, performing original songs and receiving recognition for their work released in the past year. 

There were several nominees in the Song of the Year category, which recognizes “the composition of a song and recognizes the songwriters who wrote the song,” according to the Grammy’s website.

The artists nominated for Song of the Year at this year’s ceremony included Ed Sheeran (“Bad Habits”), Alicia Keys feat. Brandi Carlile (“A Beautiful Noise”), Olivia Rodrigo (“drivers license”), H.E.R. (“Fight for You”), Billie Eilish (“Happier Than Ever”), Doja Cat feat. SZA (“Kiss Me More”), Silk Sonic (“Leave The Door Open”), Lil Nas X (“MONTERO [Call Me By Your Name]”), Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon (“Peaches”), and Brandi Carlile (“Right On Time”).

Showbiz Cheat Sheet predicted “Drivers License” would take home the award, with Rodrigo earning the MTV Video Music Award for Push Performance of the Year with the same song. Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open” was also a strong contender, with the song snagging over 770 million Spotify plays since its debut.

Past Song of the Year winners include Billie Eilish, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and other legendary artists

Some Song of the Year Grammy Award nominees even performed at this year’s award show. That includes Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, who performed their song “Industry Baby.” Olivia Rodrigo highlighted her 2021 debut album Sour.

The 2021 recipient of Song of the Year was H.E.R. for “I Can’t Breathe,” sharing that she wrote the song over FaceTime during her acceptance speech. Eilish’s “Bad Guy” took home the award the previous year. 

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