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Mario

Mario

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Famous as :

R&B Singer

Birth Name :

Mario Dewar Barrett

Birth Date :

August 27, 1986

Birth Place :

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Let Me Love You" from album "Turning Point" (2004)

Biography


Mario grew up in working-class neighborhoods in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was raised by his grandmother while his mother struggled with drugs addiction. When he told his grandmother that he wanted to be a singer, he was given a karaoke machine to practice his singing skill. Working hard and focusing on what he wanted to achieve, Mario developed amazing progress in his learning how to sing. At the age of 11, he was signed by producer Troy Patterson and three years later, he inked a record deal with Clive Davis' J Records.

Though living separately from his mother, Mario had much love for the woman who bore him on August 27, 1986. His struggle to stop his mother's addiction and seek help from family and friends were documented in MTV's special titled "I Won't Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom" which aired in 2008.

Latest News


Mario and Nicki Minaj Debut 'Somebody Else' Music Video

July 09, 2013 07:09:55 GMT

and have premiered the visuals for their collaboration, "Somebody Else". Directed by Alexandre Moors, the three-minute video opens with Mario lying down lifeless on top of a car while Minaj standing alone in a condo.
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First Promo of 'Drop Dead Diva' Season 5: Missing Person and New Angel

June 05, 2013 04:26:13 GMT

Lifetime teases the return of "" with the first promo for the fifth season. After Jane's wedding was ruined when Owen caught her kissing Grayson, her fiance is now missing.
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Ron Burgundy Gets His Own Exhibition in Newseum

June 05, 2013 04:22:38 GMT

Newseum takes part in promotional activities for upcoming highly-anticipated film, "". The Washington D.C.-based institution, which is devoted to the history of the media, throws "Anchorman: The Exhibit" in honor of fictional news anchor Ron Burgundy and his three partners.
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Chris Brown Releases His Version of Mario's 'Somebody Else'

June 05, 2013 04:05:29 GMT

Fellow R'n'B singer may have recorded it ahead of him but the new single "Somebody Else" is reportedly somebody else's song first and that person is . The 24-year-old entertainer drops his own version of the -assisted track for the meantime while his team works on the paperwork for his single "They Don't Know" which samples 's vocals.
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L.A. Premiere of 'Madea's Big Happy Family' Attracted Stars

April 21, 2011 03:17:22 GMT

With "" to be released this Friday, April 22 in theaters nationwide, was out to promote the film in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He was supported by a lot of celebrities such as , , , Isaiah Mustafa, and among others.
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Mario Cleared of Assault Charges

November 04, 2010 09:05:38 GMT

An assault charge against has been dropped after his troubled mother asked a judge to dismiss the case against the R&B singer on Wednesday, November 3. The "Let Me Love You" hitmaker was taken into custody and charged with second degree assault last month after his mum, Shawntia Hardaway, told police he had been damaging property at their home in Baltimore, Maryland and had reportedly shoved her.
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Mario to Continue Supporting Mom Despite Assault Allegation

October 05, 2010 05:02:46 GMT

R&B singer has reached out to fans to clear up reports surrounding his arrest last week for allegedly assaulting his mother, insisting he loves her "very much". The "Let Me Love You" hitmaker was taken into custody and charged with second degree assault on Friday, October 1 after his mum, Shawntia Hardaway, told cops he had been damaging property at their home in Baltimore, Maryland and had reportedly shoved her with his hands.
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Mario Released From Jail Following Arrest for Allegedly Assaulting Mother

October 02, 2010 02:25:40 GMT

R&B singer was arrested on early Friday, October 1 for allegedly assaulting his heroin-addicted mother at their Fells Point apartment, The Baltimore Sun reported. According to the site, the 24-year-old star has been released from custody after posting $50,000 bond and charged with one count of second-degree assault.
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Chris Brown Up for Charity Concert With Keri Hilson, T-Pain and More

April 20, 2010 08:25:04 GMT

is going to headline a charity gig in Richmond, Virginia on May 15. The R&B performer who previously performed at BET's "SOS: Help for Haiti" will be joined by the likes of , , , , and .
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Music Nominees of 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards

February 15, 2010 06:16:28 GMT

Those vying for music prizes at this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards have been announced. In favorite group, are up against such contenders as , and .
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Mario's 'Ooh Baby' Welcomes Music Video

January 21, 2010 07:54:50 GMT

's music video for his single "Ooh Baby" has just made its way out via Bossip. Directed by Mickey Finnegan, it follows the "Let Me Love You" hitmaker as he is making his way to the hotel room with two girls by his side and having a threesome with them.
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