Mario Winans

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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. Kelly’s 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: ‘There’s 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 it’s not bad to write a love song, because the best example of love is...

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