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REAL NAME: Mario Barrett
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BIRTHDAY: August 27, 1986
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Let Me Love You" (2005)
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BIGGEST LP: Turning Point (2004)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Mariobutton.gif (123 bytes) Teen-age R&B newcomer, Mario Barrett was born in Maryland. Befor3e his 16th birthday, he was hitting the charts with his reworking of the Biz Markie 80s hit "Just A Friend."

2002... # 46 Singles Artist of the Year

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario released his debut LP Mario.

June
Mariobutton.gif (123 bytes) Mario could be heard on the soundtrack for Like Mike with "Put Me On."
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 40 with "
Just A Friend 2002."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 10 with "Just A Friend 2002."

2003... # 127 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Mario - "Just A Friend 2002" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 40 with "C'mon."

2004... # 102 Singles Artist of the Year

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 40 with "Let Me Love You."

December
Mario - Turning Pointbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mario released Turning Point.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the
Top 10 with "Let Me Love You."

2005...# 17 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Hot 100 Airplay chart, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, Mainstream Top 40 chart, and Top 40 Tracks chart with "
Let Me Love You."
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit
#1 for 5 weeks with "Let Me Love You."

February
Mario - "Let Me Love You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mario topped the Billboard Pop 100 Airplay chart with "Let Me Love You."
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Turning Point was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Let Me Love You" was certified gold.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Let Me Love You" was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with "
Let Me Love You."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 40 with "
How Could You."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 40 with "Here I Go Again."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 40 with help from Juvenile with "
Boom."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Let Me Love You" was certified platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario topped the Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song and Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song Airplay ("Let Me Love You").

2006..

February
48th Grammy Awardsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mario was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards including Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male ("Let Me Love You") and Best Contemporary R&B Album (Turning Point).

button.gif (123 bytes) Mario started filming a role in the movie Smokin' Aces and co-stared in the film Freedom Writers.

2007...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario could be seen in the films Smokin' Aces and Freedom Writers.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario released Go.

2008...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario could be seen as a contestant on the ABC show Dancing With The Stars.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Crying Out For Me" was certified gold.

2009...

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario topped the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart with help from Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett with "Break Up."

September
Mario - 'D.N.A.'button.gif (123 bytes) Mario hit the Top 40 with help from Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett with "Break Up."
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario became a contestant on Dancing With The Stars.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Mario will release
D.N.A. (Entertainment Weekly: B-) on October 13th.




LPs
Mario Mario
Released: July, 2002
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 9
Tracks: "Just A Friend 2002" - "C'mon" - "Braid My Hair" - "2 Train" - "What Your Name Is" - "Holla Back" - "Could U Be" - "Put Me On" - "Chick Wit Da Braids" - "Never" - "Girl In The Picture"
Mario - Turning Point Turning Point
Released: December, 2004
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 13
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "18" - "Let Me Love You" - "Couldn't Say No" - "Boom" - "How Could You" - "Girl I Need" - "Call The Cops" - "Here I Go Again" - "Nikes Fresh Out Of The Box" - "Directions" - "Like Me Real Hard" - "Shake Down" - "Let Me Love You" (remix)
Mario - Go Go
Released: December, 2007
Billboard peak: # 21
Tracks: "Go" - "Crying Out For Me" - "Music For Love" - "Kryptonite" - "No Definition" - "Why" - "Lay In My Bed" - "Right And A Wrong Way" - "Let Me Watch" - "Do Right"
Mario - 'D.N.A.'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
D.N.A.
Released: October, 2009
Billboard peak: # 9
Tracks
: "Break Up" (featuring Sean Garrett & Gucci Mane) - "Thinkin' About You" - "Get Out" - "Soundtrack To My Broken Heart" - "Starlight" - "Stranded" - "Ooh Baby" - "Before She Said Hi" (featuring Big Sean) - "I Choose You" - "Don't Walk Away" - "I Miss My Friend" - "The Hardest Moment"
LINKS
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Let Me Love You

from the LP
Turning Point
ARC chart run: 40 - 33 - 24 - 13 - 7 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 12 - 17 - 21 - 31 - 36 - off
1(5) 22 2005 Mario - "Let Me Love You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Just A Friend 2002
Mario
3 14 2002 Mario - "Just A Friend 2002" (Single)
3 C'mon
Mario
24 6 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 How Could You
Turning Point
30 4 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Here I Go Again
Turning Point
33 4 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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LYRICS ]
6 Break Up

from the LP
D.N.A.
37 2 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

7 Boom
[Mario featuring Juvenile]
Turning Point
35 2 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
 
  Braid My Hair
Mario
** ** 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  How Do Breathe
Go
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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  Crying Out For Me
Go
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Music For Love
Go
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Thinkin' About You
D.N.A.
** ** 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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