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Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, R&B vocalist Mario started to develop 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. The album'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. At the time, two of its songs, "Break Up" and "Thinkin' About You," were 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.   Kryptonite
  13.   Skippin'
  14.   Stranded
  15.   Thinkin' About You
  16.   Fatal Distraction
  17.   The Walls by Fabolous
  18.   I Choose You
  19.   Before She Said Hi
  20.   Right and a Wrong Way
  21.   No Definition
  22.   Ooh Baby
  23.   Do Right
  24.   Boom
  25.   Why
  26.   Couldn't Say No
  27.   I Miss My Friend
  28.   Don't Walk Away
  29.   Lay in My Bed
  30.   Go
  31.   Like Me Real Hard
  32.   Directions
  33.   Here I Go Again
  34.   Girl I Need
  35.   Call the Cops
  36.   The Hardest Moment
  37.   Get Out
  38.   Nikes Fresh Out the Box
  39.   C'mon
  40.   Personal Jesus
  41.   Starlight
  42.   Soundtrack To My Broken Heart
  43.   Let Me Watch
  44.   Just a Friend 2002
  45.   Whiz
  46.   Shakedown
  47.   18
  48.   2 Train
  49.   Holla Back
  50.   My Bed
  51.   Girl in the Picture
  52.   Never
  53.   Could U Be
  54.   Domenica
  55.   Chick Wit da Braids
  56.   What Your Name Is
  57.   Put Me On
  58.   All'orizzonte
  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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