Silk_Sonic_-_Leave_the_Door_OpenBruno Mars has called on the Recording Academy to allow his new band to perform at Sunday’s (14 March) Grammy Awards.

In February, the “Uptown Funk” singer announced that he was teaming up with rapper Anderson .Paak to form a new group called Silk Sonic.

The duo released their first single “Leave the Door Open” on Friday (5 March).

However, Silk Sonic are now lobbying the Grammys to let them perform alongside the likes of BTS, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles at the forthcoming award ceremony.

Read more in The Independent.