Mario (real name: Mario Dewar Barrett August 27, 1986) is a R & B singer, songwriter and music producer from the United States of America.
● Year 2002 - At the tender age of 15 years old, released his debut album "Mario" and topped the US Charts #5 & #9 with the single "Just a Friend 2002". He was also the opening act on the Scream Tour 3, which featured headliners such as B2K, Marques Houston, Nick Cannon.
● Year 2004 - "Turning Point" his second album was released at the age of 18 (Japan: 2005), sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, 1st single "Let Me Love You" and topped the US chart 9 weeks continuous, won No.1, four consecutive weeks in the European Billboard Chart, with a ringtone of more than 15 million downloads to date.
● Mario received a number of Awards and Nomintations including the "TOP R & B / HIPHOP SINGLE" , BILLBOARD R & B / HIPHOP AWARDS, "HOT R & B / HIPHOP SINGLE OF THE YEAR" in the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, Grammy Award (2 divisions) and BET AWARDS, VIBE AWARDS, MOBO AWARDS, and SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS. At the end of the 2000s decade, Mario was ranked by Billboard #98 on their "Artist of the Decade" list.
● Year 2006 - His first promotional tour in Japan was February 2006. Mario also appeared in the dance movie "step-up" (US: 2006 / Japan: March 2007 released) He also starred in "Freedom Riders" movie.
● Year 2007 - Released his 3rd Album "GO".
● Year 2009 - Released his 4th Album "D.N.A.". Break-up "featuring the Atlanta-based rapper,Gucci Mane and songwriter Sean Garrett.
● Year 2016 - Realeased his 5th Album "Never 2 Late".
Mario has performed in the past in Japan at Billboard Tokyo and Billboard Osaka. This Golden Week (April 27-May 1) he is scheduled to perform in various cities in Japan.