Mario Performs for Rap-Up Sessions

It’s been four years since the release of Mario’s last album D.N.A., but the R&B sensation proved that he hasn’t missed a beat when he stopped by our Hollywood studio. With the lights turned low, the 27-year-old singer delivered an intimate performance exclusively for Rap-Up Sessions.

Accompanied by Trevor Wesley on keyboard, he started out with his biggest hit “Let Me Love You,” which topped the charts for nine consecutive weeks in 2005. With the Sunset Strip in the background, he thrilled with his Nicki Minaj-assisted single “Somebody Else” and capped it off with his R&B ballad “Fatal Distraction.”

His fifth album Evolve is due in early 2014 featuring production from Bam Alexander, Polow Da Don, and Glass John. “With this album, you’re definitely gonna hear a different sound,” Mario told Rap-Up.com. “You’re gonna hear different perspectives, different concepts.”

Watch the rest of his smooth set below.



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9 Comments

  1. Top 5

    Top 5 RnB artists:

    1. R Kelly
    2. Usher
    3. Joe
    4. Mario
    5. Lloyd

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    @SLICKERTHANSLY Reply:

    @Top 5, Thats debatable. Where is Avant, Maxwell, Eric Benet, Musiq… PLENTY more. Thats a slim list.

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    trallis colbert Reply:

    @Top 5, My opinion, Mario have the sexiest voice out right now. I can’t wait till his new album hits the streets…cause I will be buying two CD’s,Lol.

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  2. nicholas

    Be neat if he played that kronos and sang at the same time.

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  3. sara

    beautiful

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  4. Victoria

    Such lovely vocals. Still underrated. ‘Fatal Distraction’ is absolutely beautiful.

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  5. JUSTEASY

    Mario is the best out with the vocals. I like his humble nature, being humble is a godly quality.

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  6. LOVEMARIO

    The List
    R KELLY
    USHER
    MARIO
    JOE
    AVANT

    THE OTHERS ARE GOOD BUT NOT GREAT – IF PEOPLE DO NOT RECONIZE THIS MAN TALENTS, THEN R&B WILL NOT SURVIVE BECAUSE THE TRUE TALENT IS NOT APPRECIATED. REQUEST HIS MUSIC, NO ONE IN HIS GENERATION CAN MATCH HIM VOCALLY. HE HAS A GOOD LOOK, WELL SPOKEN AND REPRESENT FOR A CHANGE OUR MEN VERY WELL. I KNOW IT’S A LOT BUT MUST BE SAID!!!!! THIS IS SERIOUS FOR R&B.

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  7. MsSoulTruth

    Mario is amazing. I love his music so much. Mario is Real Talent and he don’t just make up words. He makes sense. I can’t wait for his album “EVOLE” I love u Mario Always #Souls

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