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“Leave the Door Open” is the debut single from American duo Silk Sonic, consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. The smooth R&B soul-infused song was released on the 5th March 2021 via Aftermath and Atlantic Records.

“Leave the Door Open” received critical acclaim, and charted highly across the globe. The song consists of both Mars and Anderson .Paak proclaiming their love for their significant other, and how their door will always been open to them at any time. Mars and Anderson .Paak met in 2017 while touring on the European leg of Mars 24K Magic World tour. During this time, both artists were seen working in the studio with Nile Rodgers and Guy Lawrence from Disclourse. In an interview in New Zealand with radio DJ Zane Lowe for the Apple Music podcast Beats 1, Paak spoke about the song requiring: “patience and delicate” to create. He added, “A lot of meat went into this song.”

The music video for “Leave the Door Open” was directed by Mars and Florent Dechard, and was premiered alongside the song via Bruno Mars’ YouTube channel on the 5th March 2021. The music video begins with a recording studio where Paak plays the drums, Mars the piano and both Paak and Mars’ members are recording the song while women listen outside the booth. As of early May 2021, the video has over 184 million views with 3.7 million likes.

Release Date: 5th March 2021

Songwriter/s: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile II & Christopher Brody Brown

Producer/s: Bruno Mars & D’Mile

Label/s: Aftermath & Atlantic

Music Video Release Date: 5th March 2021

Music Video Director/s: Bruno Mars & Florent Dechard

Chart Rankings & Certifications: After its release, “Leave the Door Open” charted at the following peak positions in various locations:

– #16 & #43 in Argentina
– #10 in Australia
– #54 in Austria
– #5 & #6 in Belgium
– #8 in Bolivia
– #1 & #41 in Brazil
– #9, #18 & #28 in Canada
– #13 in Chile
– #4 in Costa Rica
– #58 in the Czech Republic
– #20 in Denmark
– #11 in El Salvador
– #26 in France
– #72 in Germany
– #2 on the Billboard Global 200
– #16 in Hungary
– #18 in Ireland
– #1 in Israel
– #58 in Italy
– #41 in Japan
– #10 in Lithuania
– #1 in Malaysia
– #13 & #14 in the Netherlands
– #1 in New Zealand
– #21 in Norway
– #13 in Panama
– #3 in Portugal
– #87 in Romania
– #2 in Singapore
– #27 in Slovakia
– #29 in South Korea
– #79 in Spain
– #38 in Sweden
– #23 in Switzerland
– #20 in the UK
– #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
– #11 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary
– #10 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40
– #1 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
– #11 on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40
– #1 on the US Billboard Rhythmic chart
– #3 on the US Rolling Stone Top 100

“Leave the Door Open” is certified Gold in New Zealand.

The lyrics to “Leave the Door Open” can be read here.

Listen to “Leave the Door Open” on Apple Music.

Listen to “Leave the Door Open” on Spotify.

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