Singer + Songwriter + Actor
Born Aug 27, 1986

Mario Dewar Barrett, who performs under the mononym Mario, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actor, dancer and model. He is best known for his hit singles "Just a Friend 2002" (2002) and "Let Me Love You" (2004), which won him two Billboard awards, as well as for appearing in the films Step Up and Freedom Writers. He has released four studio albums: Mario (2002), Turning Point (2004), Go! (2007), and D.N.A. (2009).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mario.


1986 Birth Born on August 27, 1986.


2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 15 Years Old He sang a captivating performance of the Stevie Wonder classic "You and I" at Clive's Grammy party in 2002, and began recording an album. … Read More
2004 17 Years Old …  He released his second album, Turning Point on December 7, 2004. … Read More
2006 19 Years Old 1 More Event
As of 2006, his debut album has sold over 700,000 copies.


Mario's third album Go is dedicated to his mom Shawntia Hardaway and was released in South Africa under Gallo Records on October 9, 2007, in the U.S. on December 11, 2007. … Read More
2008 21 Years Old Mario's Do Right Foundation was established on March 2008 to educate and inspire kids who suffer from the drug addictions of their parents.
On 10 January 2009, Mario ventured to be the face of Pelle Pelle's European Spring/Summer 2009 campaign with various press shots for the campaign running throughout the next few months. … Read More
2011 24 Years Old …  On December 19, 2011 Mariomusic channel on Youtube leaked a video with the mixtape name, Truth Be Told and some song snippets.
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