and raised in Baltimore, Mario started improving his natural vocal
skills while singing along with his mom using a karaoke machine
at home. The promising singer was discovered at
the age of 11 in a local talent show.
pop-rap enthusiast traveled to N.Y.C. to become a new R&B
artist, developed by producer Clive Davis soon after.
his contribution to the Dr. Doolittle 2 soundtrack and a captivating
performance of Stevie Wonder's "You and I" at Clive
Davis' Grammy party in February 2002, the newcomer was ready to
get involved in the contemporary hip-hop scene. At the age of
15, Mario debuted with the release of "Just a Friend 2002,"
produced by Warryn Campbell and based on rapper Biz Markie's hit
"Just a Friend." His self-titled album followed in July,
featuring contributions by Grammy-winning Alicia Keys.
says he's inspired by a ton of artists. Mario's main influences
are Usher, Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight.
De'Mario Monte Thornton
He got his name beacuse of his raspy voice
In Free Tyme
Play basketball, eat, wrestle
A Gurlz Gotta
Be his frend, not so much his gurl; understanding, smart and someone
If He Were
An Animal He Would Be A Cheetah
Foods Jambalaya and all fast foods
Car C70 Volvo
Top 5 CD's J Lo, B2K, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Donell Jones and Mystikal
Hobby Basketball and Singin
Actress Halle Berry
Movie Cruel Intentions
What He Does
In Off Tyme Playstation 2, shoppin and sleep
Inspired Him IMX and Mickael Jackson
Would Like To Work With Michael Jackson
Interesting Story "I was was roller skating in front of gurls
and fell twice."