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Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, R&B vocalist Mario developed his natural talent while singing along with his mom using a karaoke machine at home. Discovered at the age of 11 in a local talent show, he later traveled to New York City to establish a career and scored a contract with Clive Davis' J label. Following his contribution to the Dr. Doolittle 2 soundtrack and a captivating performance of Stevie Wonder's "You and I" at Davis' Grammy party in February 2002, the newcomer was primed for stardom. At the age of 15, Mario debuted with the release of "Just a Friend 2002," produced by Warryn Campbell and based on rapper Biz Markie's hit "Just a Friend." His self-titled album followed in July, featuring contributions by Grammy-winning Alicia Keys. Turning Point, released in 2004, went to number two on the R&B album chart, hoisted by the ubiquitous smash "Let Me Love You," a single that also helped launch the career of Ne-Yo, the song's writer. The December 2007 release of Mario's third album, Go, was preceded by several delays and projected release dates; its initial date was November of the previous year. The album featured productions from Polow da Don, Timbaland, Stargate, the Neptunes, the Underdogs, and Akon. Go's last song, "Do Right," dealt with his relationship with his mother, a heroin addict. Just prior to its release, MTV aired I Won't Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom, a program documenting the pair's struggle. Go peaked at number four on the R&B chart, just prior to Mario's appearance on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars. D.N.A., Mario's fourth album, was released in October 2009, with two of its songs, "Break Up" and "Thinkin' About You," already on the singles charts. ~ Drago Bonacich & Andy Kellman
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    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    8 songs

    Top R&B

    Top R&B
    2 songs

    '00s Pop

    '00s Pop
    1 song

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    Top Jams [Explicit]
    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    2 songs

    R&B and Soul Mix

    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Let Me Love You
  3.   Break Up featuring Gucci Mane
  4.   Somebody Else
  5.   Just a Friend
  6.   Music for Love
  7.   Braid My Hair
  8.   Break Up by Gucci Mane
  9.   Crying out for Me
  10.   How Do I Breathe
  11.   How Could You
  12.   Skippin'
  13.   Stranded
  14.   Kryptonite
  15.   Thinkin' About You
  16.   Fatal Distraction
  17.   The Walls by Fabolous
  18.   I Choose You
  19.   Lay in My Bed
  20.   Like Me Real Hard
  21.   Domenica
  22.   Ooh Baby
  23.   Just a Friend 2002
  24.   Soundtrack To My Broken Heart
  25.   Do Right
  26.   Call the Cops
  27.   Get Out
  28.   Don't Walk Away
  29.   Could U Be
  30.   The Hardest Moment
  31.   Starlight
  32.   Right and a Wrong Way
  33.   Go
  34.   Chick Wit da Braids
  35.   18
  36.   Personal Jesus
  37.   I Miss My Friend
  38.   Before She Said Hi
  39.   Let Me Watch
  40.   Why
  41.   No Definition
  42.   Whiz
  43.   Nikes Fresh Out the Box
  44.   Here I Go Again
  45.   Boom
  46.   2 Train
  47.   Couldn't Say No
  48.   Girl in the Picture
  49.   What Your Name Is
  50.   My Bed
  51.   Never
  52.   Put Me On
  53.   Directions
  54.   C'mon
  55.   Shakedown
  56.   Holla Back
  57.   All'orizzonte
  58.   Girl I Need
  59.   Sessions@aol Special Live Performances: Let Me Love You/How Could ...
  60.   Photo Gallery
  61.   How Could U
  62.   Nikes Fresh out of the Box
  63.   Let Me Love You featuring Jadakiss
  64.   Full Phatt Remix
  65.   Original
  66.   I Can't On
  67.   Sin Documentos
  68.   Suncxyme
  69.   18
  70.   How Do I Breathe by Rhymefest
  71.   Whip It Baby (Alternate Version)
  72.   Album Version
  73.   Mouve Mix Edit

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