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  • His introduction to the music industry was the Dr. Doolittle 2 movie soundtrack in 2001.
  • He was offered a record deal at age fourteen by Clive Davis of J Records.
  • He attended Milford Mill Academy up until tenth grade.
  • His album Go! was released in the United States on December 11, 2007. However, it was released in South Africa on October 9, 2007 under Gallo Records.
  • He can play the piano.
  • He was discovered at the age of eleven.
  • He dreamed of being a singer since he was four.
  • By the time Mario was in high school, he was dealing drugs and joined a gang.
  • While growing up, his mother struggled with a drug problem.
  • Mario is a part of the production team, Knightwritaz.
  • As of 2008 Mario is single.
  • Mario's celebrity crushes are Jada Pinkett-Smith, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry and Beyonce Knowles.
  • Mario likes trying different foods but one of his favorites is Caribbean food.
  • Mario was ranked #87 on Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 for his music video "How Do I Breathe".
  • In July 2002 Mario released his debut album. He was only 15 years old.
  • Mario starred as Andre in the 2007 movie, Freedom Writers.
  • Mario starred as Miles Darby in the 2006 movie, Step Up.
  • Mario is an American R&B singer.
  • Mario's height is 5'11".
  • One of Mario's nicknames is "Boy Wonder".
  • At Clive Davis' Grammy party in February 2002, Mario gained a reputation by performing a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "You and I".
  • Mario's musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Brian McKnight, Joe, and Boyz II Men.
  • Mario is signed to J Records.
  • Mario has resided in New Jersey as of 2005.
  • Alicia Keys has composed some of Mario's songs.
  • Mario's song "Let Me Love You" won two BillBoard awards in 2005.
  • Mario was born in Baltimore, Maryland, which was where his first feature film, Step Up, was filmed.
  • After wrapping up his European tour with Destiny's Child, Mario is set to play some dates in the states.

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