R&B star Mario hopes for chart comeback with new Nicki Minaj collabora

The Let Me Love You singer teams up with the princess of hip-hop on new video Somebody Else.

The Let Me Love You singer teams up with the princess of hip-hop on new video Somebody Else.

It may have been a while since we last saw Mario in the Official Singles Chart, but he’s aiming for a big comeback with his new track Somebody Else, which features hip-hop’s most outspoken lady, Nicki Minaj.

The video is available to download now, with the track currently slated to follow on 28 July.

Watch the video for Somebody Else below:


Mario feat. Nicki Minaj - Somebody Else on MUZU.TV.

Chart Facts

Mario’s first Official Singles Chart hit was 2003’s Just A Friend, which peaked at Number 18. He is better known, however, for Let Me Love You, which hit Number 2 in 2005. The track almost made it back into the Top 40 in March 2013, peaking at Number 42. The song has remained popular thanks to various cover versions over the years. One Direction’s Zayn Malik sang it at his audition for The X Factor in 2010, and teenage YouTube star Austin Mahone regularly covers the song. The Mario version has sold over 340,000 copies. See all Mario's hits in the Official Charts Artist Archive.

Nicki Minaj makes regular appearances as a featured artist on the Official Singles Chart, including collaborations with Justin Bieber and Will.I.Am. Her biggest collaborative hit is Turn Me On, which she took to Number 8 with David Guetta in 2012. It’s sold over 480,000 copies so far. Check out all Nicki Minaj's hits in her Official Charts Artist Archive.

Nicki Minaj has scored 13 Top 40 hits – eight of those as lead or solo artist. Mario has a bit of catching up to do: he’s managed 5 Top 40 hits. His last one, How Do I Breathe, reached Number 21 in August 2007.