JUL 09 2013
MARIO TO “NEW JOINT” VIDEO ON BET’S 106 & PARK JULY 10
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL VIDEO AT http://smarturl.it/SomebodyElseVideo
PREPS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM FOR FALL 2013 RELEASE
[New York, NY – July 9, 2013] Multi-platinum R&B heartthrob Mario makes his long awaited return to music with the MTV “Jam of the Week” premiere of his brand new video, “Somebody Else” featuring Nicki Minaj. On July 10th, Mario will visit BET’s 106 & Park to “New Joint” the video. Directed by Alexandre Moors, the video chronicles the dramatic ending of a relationship as Mario and Nicki square off in the captivating clip.
“Somebody Else” is the first single from Mario’s yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album, slated for release this fall on RCA Records. The single was co-written by Mario, Nicki Minaj, Polow Da Don, Jeremiah “Sickpen” Bethea and William “Anomaly” Tyler; produced by Polow Da Don and co-produced by William “Anomaly” Tyler.
Mario came to acclaim at the age of 15 when he released his self-titled debut in 2002 which spawned the Top 10 single “Just a Friend (2002).” His follow-up album, 2004’s Turning Point, featured the mega hit “Let Me Love You,” which skyrocketed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for five weeks, propelling Turning Point to worldwide double-platinum status and earning Mario two Grammy nominations and two Billboard wins. Mario’s December 2007 release of Go marked his third Top 5 debut on Billboard’s R&B Album chart and featured the hit singles “How Can I Breathe” and “Crying Out For Me.” In 2009, Mario released D.N.A. which spawned the chart-topping hit single “Break Up” featuring Sean Garrett. As an actor, Mario has appeared in such films as Step up and Freedom Writers.