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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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Stations Featuring

    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    8 songs

    '00s Pop

    '00s Pop
    1 song

    Top R&B

    Top R&B
    2 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    Top Jams [Explicit]
    1 song

    Office Friendly Jams

    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.   Music for Love
  6.   Just a Friend
  7.   Braid My Hair
  8.   How Do I Breathe
  9.   Crying out for Me
  10.   How Could You
  11.   Kryptonite
  12.   Stranded
  13.   Skippin'
  14.   Here I Go Again
  15.   Ooh Baby
  16.   I Choose You
  17.   Lay in My Bed
  18.   What Your Name Is
  19.   Right and a Wrong Way
  20.   Never
  21.   Could U Be
  22.   Starlight
  23.   Before She Said Hi
  24.   Do Right
  25.   Why
  26.   No Definition
  27.   Like Me Real Hard
  28.   Girl I Need
  29.   2 Train
  30.   All'orizzonte
  31.   Thinkin' About You
  32.   The Hardest Moment
  33.   Soundtrack To My Broken Heart
  34.   I Miss My Friend
  35.   Get Out
  36.   Don't Walk Away
  37.   Let Me Watch
  38.   Go
  39.   Just a Friend 2002
  40.   Nikes Fresh Out the Box
  41.   Call the Cops
  42.   Boom
  43.   18
  44.   Put Me On
  45.   C'mon
  46.   A Veces
  47.   My Bed
  48.   Break Up by Gucci Mane
  49.   Shakedown
  50.   Directions
  51.   Couldn't Say No
  52.   Holla Back
  53.   Chick Wit da Braids
  54.   Girl in the Picture
  55.   Someday at Christmas
  56.   The Walls by Fabolous
  57.   Fatal Distraction

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