Mario Observes How We Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Mario Barrett checked in with his Twitter followers (@MarioSoulTruth) a day after Mother’s Day, talking about the holiday, moms and his mother. The 25-year-old, currently readying his fifth album ‘Restoration’, writes:

Mom’s you are blessed to have another day in your honor. #MarioMondays is dedicated to YOU today. lol

On Mother’s Day, I paid very close attention to the world around me & consciously observed how we all celebrated our mothers. #MM

It was interesting to see what changes and additions took place in honor and preparation for celebrating moms. #MM

the grocery stores dedicated an entire isle for cards, flowers, chocolates and hearts with “MOM” printed on everything. #MM

Intersections of street corners were flooded with people selling flowers and teddy bears who could barely speak english. lol #MM

Bouquets & stuffed animals were doubled in price every store used the holiday to brand a product and solicit business. #MM

every store used the holiday to brand a product and solicit business. “get mom an oil change for Mother’s Day! 20% off” lmao

but on the day of Mother’s Day, only one thing mattered: Mother’s around the world were thought of, remembered. recognized, and honored.

I did something very personal for my mother that is just between her and I that made her feel special and loved.

Don’t ask me “what?” lol… I said it was personal ;-)


How did she react?

I can’t tell you how special my mother really is to me. #MM
ya, we have had our bullsh** but at the end of the day, my mother did all she could in her power to help me succeed..and still does #MM

one of my most memorable memories with my mother is so silly but it’s “ours”. #MM

We would get in the car together & harmonize to “Mary Had A Little Lamb” lmao. The first time I was about 9. #MM

If you have ever heard my mother harmonize you’d be surprised, her ear is on point! #MM

Mario Promises ‘My Bed’ Will Hit Radio Soon

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Mario Barrett checked in with his Twitter followers (@MarioSoulTruth) earlier today, talking about new music from his upcoming fifth album on J Records, as well as a desire to have collaborated with the late Aaliyah. The 24-year-old R&B singer writes:

Stay-tuned! The mastered version of “My Bed” will be on a radio near u!

I’m convinced that only great people can recognize greatness. Gods plan is king!

Wish Aaliyah was alive… Would’ve love to do a song with her.

Mario ‘Break Up’ Video Ft. Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett

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Mario is out with the video to his new single ‘Break Up’, featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett, the first release off the R&B singer’s fourth album ‘And Then There Was Me’, out in September via J Records. Watch the Chris Robinson directed video via YouTube below.

Mario, Keri Hilson & Tyrese Remember Michael Jackson

Mario, Keri Hilson, Tyrese and others chatted with Shaun Robinson of ‘Access Hollywood’ about Michael Jackson’s life and times on the red carpet of Sunday’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. Watch Mario performing a few bars of ‘Human Nature’ and Keri discussing a couple enounters with the King of Pop below.

On TV This Week: Mario, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton

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R&B acts on television this week include:

Making the Band 4 featuring Danity Kane, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday.

Mario, who talks about documenting his fight to get his heroin-addicted mother to rehab on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Monday.

Mary J. Blige, who appears on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Thursday to perform ‘I’m Fine’ and ‘Work That’ and show off her workout routine with her celebrity trainer on Thursday.

Toni Braxton, who visits ‘The View’ on Friday.

‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ musical guests aren’t being announced in advance during the writer’s strike. ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ is in reruns this week.

Mario’s Top Picks In Music For 2007

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MySpace caught up with Mario for their Year In Music special, asking the R&B singer about his top ten albums of the year, top five songs, and top five performances. In regards to his top albums, Mario selected J. Holiday’s ‘Back Of My Lac’ at #10, Robin Thicke’s ‘The Evolution of Robin Thicke’ at #8, Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’ at #6, and his sole rock pick, Incubus’ ‘Light Grenades’ at #4. Video of who topped his list has since been removed.

Mario ‘Do Right’ Video

Mario 'Do Right' music video

Mario is out with the video to his new single ‘Do Right’, from the Baltimore, Maryland R&B singer songwriter’s third studio album ‘Go’, out now on J Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

AT&T blue room: Mario

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AT&T blue room caught up with Mario, where the singer talked about his third album ‘Go’ finally getting a release on Tuesday (December 11), the story behind ‘How Do I Breathe’, ‘Kryptonite’ the title track, ‘Right And A Wrong Way’ and ‘No Definition’, what’s next for him – production and touring, and he gave out his phone number to leave a message. They also have some behind the scenes footage as dancers show off their moves in a callback to win a spot in a Mario video. Video at has since been removed.

On TV: Omarion, Mario, Mary J. Blige

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R&B acts on television this week include:

Omarion, who performs ‘Girlfriend’ with Bow Wow on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday

Alicia Keys, who visits ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Monday and performs on ‘TRL’ on Thursday

Keyshia Cole, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Tuesday

Mario, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday

Seal, who visits ‘Tavis Smiley’ on Wednesday

The Dream, who visits ‘TRL’ on Wednesday

Sean Kingston, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday

Mary J. Blige, who visits ‘Tavis Smiley’ on Thursday

On TV: Angie Stone, Mario, Keyshia Cole

Angie Stone

R&B acts on television this week include:

Angie Stone, who performs ‘Tavis Smiley’ on Monday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday

Keyshia Cole, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday

Kevin Michael, who performs on ‘Today’ on Wednesday

Mario, who give ‘TRL’ the inside scoop on his upcoming album on Thursday