Mario, also known as Mario Dewar Barrett, is a well-known American singer, composer, dancer, actor, and model. Mario Barrett gained popularity in 2005 with his song “Let Me Love You.”
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Mario Barrett’s Bio, Age
Mario Singer was born on August 27, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, US. He is currently 34 years old. He is from a Christian family. Likewise, he is American by nationality and his birth sign is Virgo.
He was born to his father Derryl Barrett Sr. and his mother Shawntia Hardaway. He also has a half-brother named Derryl “D.J” Barrett Jr who is a professional drummer.
He studied at Milford Mill Academy up to class 10. He was interested in music since his early days. He was inspired by his music teacher. At the early age of four, he dreamed of being a singer. Therefore, his mother bought him a karaoke machine.
Regarding his physical attributes, Mario has kept a toned and fit figure. He is a healthy weight and is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He also has lovely black eyes and short black hair.
He presently exclusively uses Twitter as his primary social media platform. He has more than 179k followers on Twitter and often tweets about his work.
According to reports, he now deleted his Instagram account for personal reasons. He once had more than 950k Instagram followers.
Mario Barrett’s Career
Mario started singing professionally when he was young. He first signed with the New York record company 3rd Street/J Records and then collaborated with producer Clive Davis. He also contributed to the Dr. Dolittle 2 soundtrack (2001).
In July 2002, he released his first record under his own name, “Just A Friend 2002.” Furthermore, on April 28, 2009, he released the lead song, “Break Up.”
He collaborated with a producer to make the album “Rico Love” between 2010 and mid-2011, which included songs like “My Bed,” “Recovery,” “Falling Down,” “Killa,” “Bermuda,” “The Walls,” and “Computer Love.”
On October 9, 2007, he released his album “Go,” which he dedicated to Shawntia Hardaway, in South Africa. Additionally, he toured the country with up-and-coming musicians before releasing his album “Turning Point” in December 2004.
Similar to how “Let Me Love You,” his first track, became his first worldwide smash and catapulted him to success.
The successor to Turning Point, Go, was released in December 2007 after being delayed and preceded by Mario’s activity outside of music.
Its biggest hit, “Crying Out for Me,” a Polow da Don collaboration that hit number ten in both the R&B/hip-hop and popular charts, also included the song “Do Right,” which was dedicated to Mario’s mother.
Just before Mario appeared on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, Go reached its high at number four on the R&B/hip-hop chart.
Mario’s string of Top Ten R&B/hip-hop albums continued in October 2009 with the release of D.N.A. Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett’s “Break Up,” which reached the top 14 on the Hot 100 and nearly missed the top of the R&B/hip-hop chart, becoming the song’s greatest hit.
Mario produced a good deal of work that was eventually discarded since he was troubled by label problems for a good portion of the next decade, including creative disagreements and organizational changes.
He was able to put out a few songs, and in 2013, he and Nicki Minaj’s song “Somebody Else” reached number 27 on the R&B/hip-hop chart after being transferred from the separated J label to RCA.
From 2015 through October 2018, when he published his fifth album, Dancing Shadows, on his New Citizen label, he distributed independently released recordings.
Mario joined the Empire cast just before the LP was released, and in January 2019 he appeared in Rent: Live. The EP Closer to Mars was released the next year.
Additionally, he founded his own music label, New Citizen LLC, in 2016. In addition, he debuted his brand-new song, “I Need More,” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program in May 2016.
Mario Barrett’s Marital Status
Mario, a musician who is 35 years old, is not dating anybody right now. He did, however, have a temporary relationship with Jillian Barberie. In 2004, the pair were seen together.
In 2012, he also had a short affair with socialite Dez. Regarding his previous partnerships, there is also no further facts or rumor. He must be focusing more on his profession than such things as he is now unmarried.
Mario Barrett’s Awards
Regarding his accomplishments, he has received both nominations and prizes. First off, his single “Let Me Love You” earned him a nomination for “Best Male Artist-R&B” at the 2005 BET Awards.
For the same song, he received a second nomination for “Hot 100 Artist of the Year – Male,” “Hot 100 Single of the Year,” and “Hot 100 Singles Track of the Year (Airplay).”
In addition, he received two 2005 Billboard Music Awards for the same song: “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year” and “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year (Airplay)”.
He received nominations for “Best Contemporary R&B Album” and “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance” at the Grammy Awards in 2006 for “Turning Point” and “Let Me Love You,” respectively.
The same song received nominations for a lot of award shows. In addition, he received a nomination for Blimp Award in the 2010 “Kid’s Choice Awards” category.
Mario Barrett’s Net Worth
Mario, a well-known musician, has earned a large amount of money over the course of his life. His current estimated net worth in US dollars is $14 million as of 2022.
He acquired enough money via his singing profession. He also receives income from a variety of sponsors and companies.