2004 BMI Urban Awards

R. Kelly, Ciara, Glenn Lewis, Houston, Jazze Pha, Mario Winans, and Claudette Ortiz attended the BMI Urban Awards held at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort Hotel on Friday (August 27) in Miami Beach, Florida. Check out pictures from Corbis, WireImage, and GettyImages.

On TV: Mario, Omarion, Houston

R&B acts on television this week include Mario Winans, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday and Omarion and Houston, who appear on ‘Total Request Live’ on Friday.

Super Mario

Top of the Pops spoke with Mario Winans in a Q&A and asked him questions related to being a superhero. Asked if he could use his x-ray vision on three women, who would they be, Winans responded, “Halle Berry, Janet Jackson, (don’t tell I said this!) Angelina Jolie.” And which frosty lady would you melt with his heat ray? “Halle Berry,” Winans responded again. “I’d melt her into a glass and take her home then rebuild her at home with my other powers.”

Q&A With Mario Winans

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BallerStatus.net spoke with Mario Winans at his listening party. He spoke on many topics including the enormous success of his single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’, the video and his newly launched label. Check out an interview transcript here.

Mario Winans’ Shot At No. 1 ‘Hurt’ By Ruling Usher

Mario Winans 'Hurt No More' album cover

Despite strong competition, the house of Usher held the No. 1 slot for the fifth week in a row on Billboard’s latest Top 200 Album chart. ‘Confessions’ moved 252,960 copies last week, for a total of 2.6 million. Mario Winans’ ‘Hurt No More’ nearly took the top slot, having moved 222,648 copies in its first week to end up a strong No. 2.