The album is being described as his "most personal, colossal album of his career." In January 2009, Mario became the face of Pelle Pelle's European Spring/Summer campaign with various press shots running through the first part of the year. S., the song peaked at number 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Mario's most successful single in five years.The single has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a shipment of over 500,000 units.He has released four studio albums: Mario (2002), Turning Point (2004), Go (2007), and D. His mother supported his dream and bought him a karaoke machine.
To date, Turning Point has sold platinum and the lead single double-platinum. On December 13, 2007, Mario was on "106 & Park" where he stated that the third single off the album will be "Music for Love". Before the release of his third album Go, Mario confirmed in an interview with that he was working on a new album "by the time school starts back up, like after next summer" "But there's really even more than that, 'cause I'm gonna start recording, like, [at] the end of January".In February 2006, Mario filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Troy Patterson, alleging that Patterson had paid him ,000 for the sale of more than 3 million records, which was later found to be false accusations. The album was made available for the public to listen to on his Myspace page before its release. The album is involving a wide range of producers and songwriters such as Darkchild, Babyface, Polow da Don, Red One, and CJ of Charlio Productions, Malay, Jazze Pha, Stargate, KP, Tricky Stewart and The-Dream. Enjoy the simple things in life and not be pretentious and in need of impressing other people.” OUCH.premiere party in New York City, along with longtime friend Sonja Morgan, Singer was accompanied by a handsome mystery man.Lack of interest led to the single being cancelled, although in January 2010 the song entered on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs peaking at number 84.
"Ooh Baby" was later confirmed to be the third single from the album, it peaked on the week of March 19, 2010 debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 95.
"Thinkin' About You", was released as the second single reaching number forty-five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.
"Stranded" never labelled as the third single due to the limited airplay that it received.
Mario took writers Jeremiah "Sickpen" Bethea and Jimi Bonet under his wing amongst others to write for this album.
Production on the album includes work by Glass John, Bam Alexander, Pollow da Don and possibly Ne-Yo.
The single, described by reviewers as "melodic and sweetly lilting, reminiscent of Michael Jackson's vintage romantic ballads" Other follow-up singles include "How Could You" co-written by J. The album includes collaborations with Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Janice Robinson, Scott Storch, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Timbaland and Bryan-Michael Cox.