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Mario Winans


R&B singer who all earned a Platinum-certified record with Harm FORGET ABOUT in 2004. He started his career being a manufacturer and songwriter in 1995. He released the singles “I Don’t Wanna Understand” and “HARDLY EVER REALLY Was.” He includes a kid with former partner Janel Bennett. He was highlighted on Sean Combs’ singles “CLOSE FRIENDS” and “I WANT a woman (Component Two).”

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Full Name Mario Winans
Date Of Birth August 27, 1974
Place Of Birth Orangeburg, SC
Profession R&B Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Joy Winans
Children Mario Mendell Winans, Skyler Destiny Joy Winans
Parents Vickie Winans, Ronald E. Brown
Awards MuchMusic Video Award for Best Hip Hop Video
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, MuchMusic Video Award for Video of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for Best Director, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Artist, MuchMusic Video Award for Cinematography of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Male New Artist of the Year
Star Sign Virgo

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1 Coming from a gospel family, Mario started playing the piano in childhood. Met Janel Bennett in 1997 through a mutual friend, Sean "Diddy" Combs when Janel worked as Combs's Sean Jean fashion consultant. Was engaged to her for eight years and they have a son, Jordan, who was born in 2004. He also has a daughter named Skylar with his girlfriend Joy.
2 His song "I Don't Wanna Know" is based on a sample of success "Ready Or Not" by The Fugees 1996, based on changes in the instrumental theme "Boadicea" by Enya 1987. Enya and their representatives are upset because Winans didn't seek approval for the sample as it was unaware that the sample of Fugees had already been used, so we reached a compromise with Enya in the credits for the song appears "Mario Winans feat. P. Diddy and Enya". And his song "Never Really Was", used a sample of success "Papa Don't Preach" Madonna of 1986.
3 Son of Vickie Winans. Nephew of BeBe Winans and CeCe Winans.



Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brit Awards 2015 2015 TV Special writer: "All Day"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pesnya goda 2009 2010 TV Special lyrics: "Forever" - as Winans / music: "Forever" - as Winans
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bad Boys II 2003 producer: "Love Don't Love Me" - as Mario 'Yellowman' Winans / writer: "Love Don't Love Me"
Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 performer: "Crush on You" / writer: "Crush on You"
Bringing Down the House 2003 performer: "Do Your Thing" / producer: "Do Your Thing" - as Mario "Yellow Man" Winans / writer: "Do Your Thing"
I Spy 2002 writer: "Rock The Party"
Barbershop 2002 writer: "And We" film mix - as M. Winans
Jennifer Lopez in Concert 2001 TV Movie documentary writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
Training Day 2001 producer: "American Dream" - as Mario "Yellow Man" Winans / writer: "American Dream"
Boycott 2001 TV Movie performer: "Jesus Children of America" - as Marvin L. Winans
Eddie 1996 producer: "SAY IT AGAIN" / writer: "SAY IT AGAIN"



106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself
MOBO Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Pepsi Smash 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Top of the Pops 2004 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Tyler Bryant (songwriter)
· Sean Combs (songwriter)
· Mike Dean (songwriter)
· Noah Goldstein (songwriter)
· Malik Yusef (songwriter)
· French Montana (songwriter)
· Kendrick Lamar (songwriter)
· Paul McCartney (songwriter)
· Vic Mensa (songwriter)
· Charles Njapa (songwriter)
· Che Pope (songwriter)
· Patrick 'Plain Pat' Reynolds (songwriter)
· Allen Ritter (songwriter)
· Kanye West (songwriter)
· Cydel Young (songwriter)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Contemporary R&B Album For the album "Hurt No More."

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