Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.

Silk is produced by several insects; but, generally, only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing. There has been some research into other types of silk, which differ at the molecular level. Silk is mainly produced by the larvae of insects undergoing complete metamorphosis, but some insects, such as webspinners and raspy crickets, produce silk throughout their lives. Silk production also occurs in hymenoptera (bees, wasps, and ants), silverfish, mayflies, thrips, leafhoppers, beetles, lacewings, fleas, flies, and midges. Other types of arthropods produce silk, most notably various arachnids, such as spiders.

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January 21, 2022

Silk Sonic, Dr. Dre, Maluma, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, John Mayer & More of the Week’s Biggest Winners (Jan. 21)

From the Super Bowl Halftime Show preview to Silk Sonic's Vegas residency, take a look at the "awards" Billboard gave this week's headlines.

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January 19, 2022

Silk Sonic Announce Las Vegas Residency | Billboard News

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak‘s Silk Sonic announced on Wednesday morning (Jan. 19) that they will set down roots for a 13-show run in Las Vegas as part of “An Evening With Silk Sonic.”

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January 19, 2022

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Hit Vegas for Silk Sonic Residency

The duo will perform a months-long residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM starting Feb. 25

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January 19, 2022

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Announce Silk Sonic Las Vegas Residency

An Evening With Silk Sonic will debut next month at Park MGM  on the Vegas Strip

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January 19, 2022

Silk Sonic Set Las Vegas Residency

The duo will set down roots for a 13-show run at Dolby Live.

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January 19, 2022

Silk Sonic announce 2022 Las Vegas residency: “It’s happening!”

"You’re invited to the hottest show in sin city!" The post Silk Sonic announce 2022 Las Vegas residency: “It’s happening!” appeared first on NME.

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January 12, 2022

Watch Anderson .Paak sing about holidays with Elmo and Cookie Monster

The Silk Sonic musician is the latest big-name guest to appear on 'Sesame Street' The post Watch Anderson .Paak sing about holidays with Elmo and Cookie Monster appeared first on NME.

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December 31, 2021

Brandi Carlile Is the First Female Songwriter With 2 Grammy Nods for Song of the Year in the Same Year

Dernst Emile II, better known as D’Mile, also has double nods for H.E.R.’s “Fight for You” and Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open.”

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December 29, 2021

Silk Sonic’s album ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ passes a billion streams

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's team up has been a huge hit in 2021 The post Silk Sonic’s album ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ passes a billion streams appeared first on NME.

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December 21, 2021

Kelly Clarkson Delivers Soulful Cover of Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’ | Billboard News

Kelly Clarkson tapped into her soulful side in her signature Kellyoke opening segment on the Monday (Dec. 20) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, and performed her powerful take on Silk Sonic’s hit “Leave the Door Open.”

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December 20, 2021

Kelly Clarkson Kicks ‘the Door Open’ With Soulful Silk Sonic Cover: Watch

Clarkson's high notes and vocal runs were the highlight of her performance.

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December 9, 2021

Silk Sonic, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift & More: What’s Your Favorite Song of 2021? Vote!

What one track was your personal song of the year?

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December 7, 2021

Here Are the Answers to the Silk Sonic & Lil Nas X Billboard x VersusGame Matchups

Recapping the outcomes of last week's questions and the artists in this week's predictions.

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December 6, 2021

The 50 Best Songs of 2021

Wizkid's global-pop sunshine, Taylor's 10-minute masterpiece, Silk Sonic's 1970s slow jam, and much more

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November 29, 2021

Watch Silk Sonic perform ‘Fly As Me’ and ‘Smokin’ Out The Window’ at the BET Soul Train Awards

The debut collaborative album of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak arrived earlier this month The post Watch Silk Sonic perform ‘Fly As Me’ and ‘Smokin’ Out The Window’ at the BET Soul Train Awards appeared first on NME.

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November 29, 2021

Watch Silk Sonic Perform “Fly as Me” at 2021 Soul Train Awards

From their debut LP An Evening With Silk Sonic

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November 25, 2021

TWICE’s ‘Formula’ Equals Success on Top Album Sales Chart

Plus: New releases from Taylor Swift, Silk Sonic, Jason Aldean and Money Man debut in top 10, while Nirvana’s “Nevermind” returns to top five with a deluxe reissue.

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November 24, 2021

H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan & Silk Sonic Stand Up for R&B in 2022 Grammy Nominations

Justin Bieber received his R&B validation with a best R&B performance nod for “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon.

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November 23, 2021

Silk Sonic’s ‘Evening’ Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

'An Evening With Silk Sonic' also debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart, where it's Mars’ second chart-topper & .Paak’s first.

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November 22, 2021

American Music Awards 2021 Recap: BTS, Cardi B & More | Billboard News

BTS takes over the 2021 American Music Awards with not one, but two performances and big wins. Plus, Cardi B crushes it as host and performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and more dominate the stage.

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November 22, 2021

Silk Sonic Kick Off 2021 AMAs With Velvety ‘Smokin Out the Window’

Duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak nominated for three awards at this year's ceremony

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November 22, 2021

Silk Sonic Kick-Off 2021 AMAs With Sizzling Rendition of ‘Smokin Out the Window’

Silk Sonic brought the heat to the 2021 AMAs.

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November 22, 2021

Watch Silk Sonic open the American Music Awards 2021

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak kicked off the show with one of the highlights from their collaborative album The post Watch Silk Sonic open the American Music Awards 2021 appeared first on NME.

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November 22, 2021

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) Perform “Smokin’ Out the Window” at AMAs 2021: Watch

The duo opened the show with their Evening With Silk Sonic single

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November 20, 2021

Silk Sonic’s “Smokin Out The Window” | Watch Now!

Here are some interesting facts about Silk Sonic’s “Smokin Out The Window.”

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November 19, 2021

Måneskin, Diplo and Tyler, The Creator added to American Music Awards line-up

They'll join the likes of Coldplay, BTS, Silk Sonic and Olivia Rodrigo on stage at this weekend's ceremony The post Måneskin, Diplo and Tyler, The Creator added to American Music Awards line-up appeared first on NME.

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November 19, 2021

Summer Walker to Perform at 2021 Soul Train Awards

Previously announced performers include Maxwell, Ashanti, Silk Sonic, Ari Lennox, Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye.

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November 18, 2021

Silk Sonic to Open 2021 American Music Awards

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak are up for three AMAs: favorite music video and favorite R&B song, both for "Leave the Door Open," and favorite pop duo or group.

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November 18, 2021

Silk Sonic’s ‘Smokin’ Out the Window’ Opens at No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs Chart

It returns them to No. 1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart ahead of their album's debut on next week's charts.

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November 17, 2021

Silk Sonic announce limited radio show on Apple Music

"Goodbye cruel world of music. Hello, radio. See you at the top" The post Silk Sonic announce limited radio show on Apple Music appeared first on NME.

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November 16, 2021

An Evening With Silk Sonic

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s faithful and loving ode to ’70s R&B has a distinctly light touch, which works both for and against the project.

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November 15, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic & More Front-Runners for Record of the Year Nods at 2022 Grammys

These are the singles most likely to be nominated for record of the year when the 64th Annual Grammy nominations are announced on Nov. 23.

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November 15, 2021

Adele Rules Hot 100 for Fourth Week; Post Malone & The Weeknd, Silk Sonic Debut in Top 10

Adele's "Easy on Me" adds a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, Post Malone and The Weeknd's "One Right Now" debuts at No. 6 and Silk Sonic's "Smokin Out the Window" starts at No. 8.

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November 14, 2021

Silk Degrees

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Boz Scaggs’ 1976 hit album, a record whose ineffable tragicomedy called for its own system of measurement.

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November 14, 2021

Ghostface Killah wants to collaborate with Silk Sonic: “Those are my beats right there”

“Those are the beats they’re supposed to call me on and get on” The post Ghostface Killah wants to collaborate with Silk Sonic: “Those are my beats right there” appeared first on NME.

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November 12, 2021

First Stream: New Music From Taylor Swift, Silk Sonic, Beyoncé and More

This week, Taylor Swift revisits a magnum opus, Silk Sonic unfurl an evening’s worth of grooves, and Beyoncé touches back down in triumphant fashion.

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November 12, 2021

Silk Sonic Are Here to Save Us With Seventies Soul

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's love letter to Seventies soul is more than just a retro good time

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November 12, 2021

DaBaby, Silk Sonic, Lil Reese and More - New Projects This Week

New heaters. Continue reading…

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November 12, 2021

Silk Sonic Drop Debut Album ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’: Listen Now

Eight-plus months after we were gifted with the debut Silk Sonic single "Leave the Door Open," the duo's first album -- An Evening With Silk Sonic -- has arrived.

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November 12, 2021

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Release New Album An Evening With Silk Sonic: Listen and Read the Full Credits

Bootsy Collins, Thundercat, Homer Steinweiss, D’Mile, Babyface, and others contribute to the Silk Sonic debut

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November 11, 2021

Silk Sonic Transform LA Club Into a One-Night Disco to Perform New Songs From Debut Album

Silk Sonic's Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak performed their first proper concert Wednesday night, transforming LA's Peppermint Club into a one-night disco.

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November 10, 2021

Watch Phoebe Bridgers and MUNA perform ‘Silk Chiffon’ on ‘Corden’

Bridgers and the band turned the 'Corden' stage into prom night for the rendition The post Watch Phoebe Bridgers and MUNA perform ‘Silk Chiffon’ on ‘Corden’ appeared first on NME.

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November 9, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers and Muna Perform “Silk Chiffon” on Corden: Watch

A pink prom spin on their recent single

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November 9, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers Takes Muna to Prom With ‘Silk Chiffon’ on ‘Corden’

The joint single was released back in September

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November 5, 2021

Silk Sonic share tracklist for new album ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's debut collaborative album arrives next week The post Silk Sonic share tracklist for new album ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ appeared first on NME.

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November 5, 2021

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak Drop Retro Soul Video For Buttery ‘Smokin’ Out the Window’

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's Silk Sonic dropped the retro 70s video for their buttery ballad 'Smokin' Out the Window.'

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November 5, 2021

Watch Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s video for new Silk Sonic single ‘Smokin Out the Window’

The duo's debut album as Silk Sonic arrives next week The post Watch Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s video for new Silk Sonic single ‘Smokin Out the Window’ appeared first on NME.

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November 5, 2021

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak’s Lovers Have Them ‘Smokin Out the Window’ in Silk Sonic Video

Duo's debut album arrives on Nov. 12

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November 5, 2021

Watch Silk Sonic’s Video for New Song “Smokin Out the Window”

The latest from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s An Evening With Silk Sonic

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October 21, 2021

Silk Sonic Producer D’Mile Shares ‘Bruno’s Method to His Madness’

Award-winning producer D’Mile says his work with supergroup Silk Sonic pushed him to a new level of perfection.

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