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

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