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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

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

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