Posts Tagged ‘Mario’

ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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New Music: Mario – Let Me Help You

From “Let Me Love You” to “Let Me Help You,” Mario is back with a brand new single off his forthcoming album.

Previously this year, the R&B vocalist teased fans with the up-tempo record “I Need More,” which had many fans craving more. The pop-leaning “Let Me Help You” is now officially the first single from Mario’s fifth album, Paradise Cove.

The mesmerizing record opens with a gloomy and chilling production that quickly transitions to a vibrant island feel that will have you grooving throughout. Mario flaunts his charisma by pleading with his love interest, letting her know that although he is aware that she is self sufficient, he desires to be there to help her love again.

“R&B needs to feel cool and fun again,” Mario told The FADER. “A simple conversation, catchy melody and a story that draws in my listeners is what I feel like ‘Let Me Help You’ does. There is enough music about egotistical perceptions and not enough about love especially in urban music. Love is still cool to me!”

Mario is planning to deliver his most artistic project yet, Paradise Cove, at the top of next year and is excited to deliver this single as a labor of love to his fans ahead of the holidays.

Take a listen below.

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Mario Shows Off His Style, Talks Upcoming Album ‘Paradise Cove,’ with ‘Vulkan’ Magazine


Mario has been experimenting with his new music, and now he does so with fashion.

While prepping for the release of his upcoming new album Paradise Cove, the R&B crooner covers Vulkan Magazine with a fashion spread and featurette where he talks about the upcoming album, his personal growth and much more.

“Paradise Cove is more of an experimental project; the culmination of a creative age within myself,” shared Mario. “I feel like my fans will get to see a new side of me, a new perspective, and a new sound, but I’m still going to give them the classic Mario that they appreciate and love.”

Check out some more excerpts and photos from the feature below.

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New Music: Mario & DJT.O – Tell You Now (TyRo Remix)


At the beginning of the month Germany’s DJT.O released a new club record with Mario called, “Tell You Now.”

Today, they have quickly returned with a bouncy RnBass style remix of the uptempo song by producer TyRo.

The song remains the same over the bombastic percussion as Mario sings, “Tell me if you’re ready right now / Cause I don’t really want to slow down / I bet you really want to know now / How good is it / I could show you better than I tell you now.”

Mario is currently prepping for the release of his upcoming album Paradise Cove, which is due out soon.

Check out “Tell You Now” below.

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Video: Mario – I Need More


Mario enters a world of dark mystery in the brand new video for his comeback single “I Need More.”

In the cinematic visual the R&B crooner gets thrown into some type of internment like camp run by the “Rain Dogs.” The reason for his imprisonment is unknown, but Mario is able to inspire the other prisoners into a unified rebellion with a motivational speech in between choreographed dance scenes.

“I Need More” is the lead single off Mario’s first album in seven years, Paradise Cove. Earlier this year, he revealed that the project would showcase what he’s been missing.

“We were able to create a concept, lyrically and sonically, that expresses exactly what I was feeling: the void,” he said. “Even in the midst of manifesting our wildest desires and material gains, it still ain’t enough. You need more: truth, love, happiness, freedom.”

Check out the dance-heavy video below.

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Watch: Mario Performance & Interview on Billboard Live

Mario Billboard Live

On Thursday, Mario paid a visit to the Billboard offices for a special Facebook Live session.

The R&B crooner gave the audience in person and streaming worldwide a special performance, continuing to show that he hasn’t missed a note vocally. Sticking to his classics, Mario belted out “How Do I Breathe” and “Let Me Love You.”

His performance was followed by a live interview where the singer spoke about starting his indie label New Citizen, the sounds he’s been experimenting with on his new music, he revealed the video for his latest single “I Need More” is coming next month, and gave details on the book he is writing, Life in Exchange.

Mario also said he wants to do a collaboration with Tory Kelly, which he told Billboard to hook up. Ha.

Check out his performance and interview below.

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Watch: Mario and Zendaya Perform “Let Me Love You” on ‘Greatest Hits’


On Thursday night (July 28), Mario teamed up with Zendaya for a modern duet of his 2004 hit single “Let Me Love You,” on ABC’s “Greatest Hits” TV show.

Mario opened the performance of the Ne-Yo penned hit, while the young actress/singer joined in to put her own spin on the song, while staying true to the lyrics. “Your true beauty’s description looks so good that it hurts / You’re a dime plus 99 and it’s a shame / Don’t even know what you’re worth,” she sings.

ABC’s “Greatest Hits” has also featured collaborations between En Vogue and June’s Diary as well as Fifth Harmony performing a Destiny’s Child tribute.

Watch Mario and Zendaya spread the love below.

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Mario Talks Going Independent, Finding Love, & New Album ‘Paradise Cove’


Mario stopped by Hot 97 again recently, this time for a candid conversation with Nessa. The R&B vocalist opened up about his new music, going independent with his own label (New Citizen), finding love, and what we can expect from his upcoming album, Paradise Cove.

In regards to forging his own path now, and being an indie artist, Mario explained: “You gotta spend money to make money. I think overall I’ve learned so much and made enough mistakes to use them as references going forward.”

As his love life goes, he had settled down with someone, but after that experience didn’t work out he has decided to date “freely.”

“Sometimes I like to just go out and have a good time. I’m not ready to settle down just yet. Not right now.”

Mario recently released the single “I Need More,” the first song lifted off Paradise Cove, which is due out later this year.

Check out the interview below.

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