BET Awards: Bruno Mars Kicks Off Show With 'Perm' Performance

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The boisterous song finally got its due.

Bruno Mars doesn’t always rock a perm, but he certainly rocked “Perm” to kick off the 2017 BET Awards on Sunday night. After Mars dominated several award ceremonies with his 24K Magic album tracks, his boisterous “Perm” finally got its due.

As always, Mars combined spirited harmonizing, slick choreography and backing brass at the BET Awards —although he normally doesn’t stop mid-song to have a conversation with the boys in his band, as he did Sunday night. The climax included Mars and members of his crew bouncing in place while seated next to each other — the ultimate flex to get the ceremony started.

Earlier this year, Mars performed “That’s What I Like,” the second single from last year’s 24K Magic, at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The track later became his latest song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Click here for an updated list of winners at the 2017 BET Awards, and catch a glimpse of Mars' performance below.

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