Music veteran and Grammy Award-nominated sensation Mario grew up singing in church being discovered and signed to a recording contract with music legend Clive Davis’s J Records at the age of 11 years old. Winning two Billboard Music Awards in 2005 for “hip hop single of the year” as well as hip hop single of the year in airplay “with “Let Me Love You” followed by two Grammy nominations in 2006 best contemporary album, Turning Point and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his hit single penned by friend Ne-Yo “Let Me Love You”, officially established him as a household name spending nine weeks at the top of the charts.

With 5 studio albums under his belt, Mario (2002), Turning Point (2004), Go (2007) featuring the gold- certified single “Crying Out for Me, and D.N.A. (2009) his expertise and skills instantly caught the attention of the music industry. His progressive reputation lead to the single “Break Up,” featuring Sean Garrett and Gucci Mane, also going RIAA gold and peaking at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart/No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Dancing Shadows (2018).

As a jack of all trades, he has also landed impressive roles as an actor to his ever-growing catalog by attaining key roles in films such as Step Up (2006), Freedom Writers (2007), Fox’s broadcast musical “Rent Live” as well as Fox’s hit television show Empire from 2018-2020. The accomplished singer/songwriter, actor, dancer and model, continues to prove that his timeless music endures the test of time.

Discovering himself as a creative and learning to translate who he is and who he is becoming through music, the singer has been dropping his latest releases under his New Citizen record label. “Mars” and “Pretty Mouth Magical” are the leading singles from his “Closer To Mars” EP which is out now, accompanied by 2 captivating videos directed by Mario himself.

The Maryland native catapulted into 2022 fresh off the success of his 2021 hit single, “Get Back” featuring Chris Brown, and now with his highly anticipated new music, Mario is ready to reclaim his position as an R&B heavyweight. Having already set the tone for what’s to come and showing that he’s here to stay, Mario is ready to dive back into his passion and craft with tons more music surprises in store for fans.