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Mario (entertainer)

Mario (entertainer)
Mario being interviewed at a charity event for cancer in San Diego, California, on September 14, 2008
Personal information
Birth nameMario Dewar Barrett
Also known asMario
OriginBaltimore, Maryland, United States
GenresR&B
OccupationSinger-songwriter, actor, dancer, model
Years active2000 present
LabelsJ Records
Associated actsBig Sean, OJ Da Juiceman

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Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986), who performs under the mononym Mario, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actor, model, dancer and philanthropist. 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 in 2002, Turning Point in 2004, Go! in 2007, and D.N.A. in 2009. In the end of 2000's decade, Mario was ranked by Billboard #98 on their "Artist of the Decade" list.


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