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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

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

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