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