May 20, 2013 04:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Nicki Minaj has been hard at work, recording a single with Mario…but unfortunately, the American Idol judge appears to have overshadowed any coverage of this accomplishment with her less than respectable behavior at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. How are the critics responding to the new Nicki Minaj-Mario collaboration?
Mario has been lying low for the past several years, but that’s about to change with some help from friend and fellow musician Nicki Minaj. The two recently released a track entitled Somebody Else…and suffice to say, the critics like what they hear! Somebody Else features a dance floor worthy beat and excellent vocals, along with lyrics describing a situation that seems to occur quite a bit in the R&B world: man falls in love with beautiful woman and beautiful woman leaves him for another guy. In this situation, Mario is the jilted lover and Nicki Minaj is his former girlfriend.
Somebody Else is the first track to be dropped from Mario’s upcoming fifth studio album. The highly-anticipated record is slated for release later this year. The singer will be discussing his long-awaited return to the music industry on multiple radio stations as a part of an upcoming press tour, so we’ll surely be hearing more details on both the single and the album in the near future.
Unfortunately for Mario, the debut of Somebody Else wound up being a bit anti-climactic, as the single was leaked before its intended release. Mario complained about the unfortunate development on his Twitter page, explaining, “Just got news my record leaked!!! Damn you technology!!!”
The official release of Somebody Else took place this morning…and the track will be available on iTunes tomorrow. Until then, we’ve posted the track below, so feel free to check it out!
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