Please join us for an in-depth conversation on the business of touring featuring Live Nation Regional Vice President Tonya Sharpe.
Moderated by Alexandria “Alex” Davila, CEO/Public Relations Manager of Adarga Entertainment Group and Kelly Flanigan, President, Live Nation DC/MD/VA.
GRAMMY Award®-nominated, multiplatinum-selling singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, Mario began projecting his innate artistry after being discovered by his first manager at the age of 11. Three years later, the Baltimore native signed a recording contract with music legend Clive Davis. Mario’s eponymous debut studio album rolled out in 2002 featuring his first top five R&B/pop hit “Just a Friend 2002,” a revamped cover of Biz Markie’s 1989 top 10 pop single. Two years later, Mario revisited the upper echelons of the Billboard charts with his sophomore set Turning Point. The platinum album spun off the melodic double-platinum Hot 100 chart-topper “Let Me Love You” (nine consecutive weeks), and placed Mario on Billboard Magazine's coveted “Artist of the Decade” list.
Rounding out Mario’s album catalog are 2007’s Go, featuring the gold-certified single “Crying Out for Me,” and 2009’s D.N.A. That set’s lead single “Break Up,” with guests Sean Garrett and Gucci Mane, also went gold and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart/No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, Mario is back to reclaim his role as a standard-bearer of progressive R&B/Pop with the release of his eagerly-awaited fifth studio album, Dancing Shadows. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart, landed him a recurring role in the hit TV series, Empire, and a lead role in the buzzed about Live TV musical event, RENT on FOX.
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Save the date for the Inaugural Washington D.C. Chapter Block Party!
When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Where: City Winery, DC
Special performers include Makuta, Angelica Garcia, Kevin Ross, Rare Essence and DRAM!
Discounted member pricing will be available - ticket link coming soon.
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