|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||rnb soul hip-hop rap r and b|
USA. One of the younger members of the extensively recorded Winans musical family, in the mid-90s, after over a decade of work in gospel music, Mario moved into contemporary R&B. He produced R. Kellys multi-platinum self-titled album of 1995, and followed this two years later with his own effort, Story Of My Heart. He made his reasons clear: Theres a gospel audience, but much more people buy R&B and pop than gospel, and for my songs to be heard, I knew it had to be done. Apparently, the switch caused friction with his parents, Vicky and Marvin Winans, but they withdrew their objections on the condition that Winans new R&B material did not contain anything offensive. Winans began as a gospel producer at the age of 14, and has maintained his commitment to the church. As he told Billboard magazine in 1997, I know in my heart its not bad to write a love song, because the best example of love is...