Mario Domm

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Mario Domm
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Mario Domm performing
Background information
Birth name Mario Alberto Domínguez Zarzar
Born (1977-01-22) January 22, 1977 (age 37)
Origin Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Genres Latin music, soul, pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1993–present
Labels Sony Music
Associated acts Camila, Kalimba, Thalía, Paulina Rubio
Website www.camila.tv

Mario Alberto Domínguez Zarzar (born January 22, 1977), known professionally as Mario Domm, is a Mexican pop singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Torreón, in the Mexican state of Coahuila, he enrolled in various performing arts schools, where he studied singing on stage.[1] Domm rose to fame in the late 2000s as the lead singer of the band Camila.

Domm's début solo album Mexi-Funk-Music (2002), from which came the singles "Disco Amor", "Quiero" and "Si Te Vas", was not successful. After this debut, Domm devoted himself to writing and producing songs for other artists such as Kalimba, OV7, Alejandra Guzmán, Magneto and Reyli Barba. In 2006, Domm formed the band Camila with Samuel "Samo" Parra and Pablo Hurtado, releasing the album Todo Cambió, which became a number-one album in Mexico and the United States. Camila presented another number-one album in 2010, entitled Dejarte de Amar, which earned them three Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Domm had a number-one hit in the United States with the single "Causa y Efecto", performed by Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, and four top-ten hits with Camila ("Todo Cambió", "Mientes", "Aléjate de Mi" and "Bésame").[2][3] Billboard listed Domm as the fourth most successful Latin songwriter of 2000.[4]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

In 1993, Domm joined Mexican rock band Dulce Ana (later known as Dragon Zaga), getting radio airplay with a song called "Arboles Gigantes", which gave them the opportunity to play along with Café Tacuba and Jonathan Liberato and Santa Sabina.[5] Domm also worked as a keyboardist for the Mexican group OV7.[6]

The album Aerosoul by Kalimba was produced by Domm, Áureo Baqueiro, Edgar Oceransky and Sebastián Arocha. The first single, "No Me Quiero Enamorar", written by Kalimba, Domm and Oceransky, became a top-ten hit in the United States.[7] The following single "Tocando Fondo", also written by Domm with Erik Guecha, spent 18 weeks in the Billboard charts.[8][9] Later there was another successful album, En la Luna, produced by Domm for fellow Mexican singer-songwriter Reyli. Samuel Parra "Samo" performed the backing vocals for the album.[10] En la Luna peaked at number 16 in the Billboard Top Latin Albums and sold a half-million units worldwide.[11][12] Domm also produced "Desde Que Llegaste" for Barba. The song was included on the soundtrack for the Mexican film Ladies' Night, which sold 120,000 units in Mexico helped by the success of the song.[1][11][13] The album also included "Si Te Vas" performed by Domm.[13]

Domm co-wrote three songs for Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán for her album Indeleble (2006).[14] The first single, "Volverte a Amar", written by Domm and Guzmán, became the first number-one single for the singer in over 15 years in Mexico and also her highest peak in the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart, reaching number six and number-one in the Latin Pop Airplay chart.[14][15] The song received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song.[16] "Necesito Amarme", another song written by Domm for Guzmán, was included on the soundtrack for the Mexican film Asi del Precipicio.[17] Also in 2006, Domm produced two songs for Mexican band Sin Bandera, "Será" and "Si Tu No Estás Aquí".[1]

Forming Camila[edit]

During the recording of En la Luna by Reyli Barba, Domm met Samuel "Samo" Parra. Impressed by Parra's vocals, Domm invited him to join forces to create a new project.[10] They began rehearsing with a piano and decide to add a guitarist to the newly created band. Pablo Hurtado, the first one to audition, was selected.[10] The band was named Camila, meaning "close to god", as the "appropriate thanks to the granting of the group's collective dream."[18] The band released in 2006 their début album entitled Todo Cambió, which sold one million copies worldwide and reached number-one in Mexico and the United States.[10][19][20] The album yielded six singles, "Abrázame", "Coleccionista de Canciones", "Todo Cambió", "Sólo Para Ti", "Me Da Igual" and "Yo Quiero".[3] Domm received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Song of the Year in 2008 for the single "Todo Cambió".[21] In 2010, Camila released their second album Dejarte de Amar.[10] Dejarte de Amar debuted at the top of the charts in Mexico and the United States.[20][22] In Mexico the album has spent eight weeks at number-one and 70 non-consecutive weeks within the top ten.[22] At the Latin Grammy Awards of 2010, the band earned three awards, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for the song "Mientes" and Best Pop Vocal Album by a Group.[23]

Collaborations[edit]

In January 2001 Mario Domm co-produced with Edgar Oceransky and Edel Juárez the (BCD) Book and Compact Disc “Títeres de tú” for Edel Juárez. This BCD included a book with 28 poems and a cd with a combination of poems and Trova music from important latinamerican singer-songwriters like Fernando Delgadillo, Mexicanto, Jaime Ades, Edgar Oceransky and Armando Rosas.[24] In 2007, Domm worked on the album Entre Mariposas for Mexican singer Yuridia. Domm co-wrote "Ahora Entendí" and "Más de lo que Pido".[25] "Ahora Entendí" reached the top 20 in the Billboard Latin charts and the album peaked at number-one in Mexico, spending 83 weeks in the Top 100.[26][27] Domm wrote "Causa y Efecto" for Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, who released it as the first single from her album Gran City Pop in 2009.[28] The track became a number-one hit in the Billboard Top Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts.[2] As a part of a concert series by the record label Sony Music Latin entitled Primera Fila, Mexican singer Thalía recorded her first live album at the BankUnited Center of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.[29] The first single, "Equivocada", was written by Domm and Maria Bernal, and peaked at number eight in the Latin charts in the United States.[30] Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández recorded "Cielo de Acuarela", written by Domm, and included it on his album Dos Mundos: Evolución (2009).[31]

Featured in Bachata artist's Romeo Santos' debut solo album Formula, Vol. 1 (2011) on the track Rival.

Personal life[edit]

Domm has been linked romantically with Mexican TV presenter Mónica Noguera, singers Yuridia, Irán Castillo and Belinda.[32][33][34][35] Allegedly, Domm wrote "Mientes" and "Bésame" (recorded by Camila) for Yuridia.[36] In February 2010, Domm criticised the participation of Enrique Iglesias in the remake of the single "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" saying on his Twitter account that "he ruins the whole thing". Domm later apologized to Iglesias and his fans.[37]

Discography[edit]

As a solo artist[edit]

  • Mexi-Funky-Music (2002)

With Camila[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nuestros Socios y su Obra – Biografías – Mario Domm" (in Spanish). Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Causa y Efecto – Paulina Rubio". Billboard. June 27, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Camila – Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hot Latin Songwriters". Billboard. December 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ Bonacich, Diego. "Mario Domm – Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Nada concreto para el reencuentro de OV7: Oscar Schwebel" (in Spanish). El Informador. February 20, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "No Me Quiero Enamorar – Kalimba". Billboard. August 7, 2004. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ Cobo, Leila (April 30, 2005). "Hot Acts Showcase!". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) (18): LM-32. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Tocando Fondo – Kalimba". Billboard. March 5, 2005. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Va por otro milloncito". La Tarde (in Spanish). Editora Argos. July 1, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Reyli en Concierto en Auditorio Telmex" (in Spanish). GayGDL. June 25, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  12. ^ "En la Luna – Reyli Barba". Billboard. August 13, 2005. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Ladies' Night – Original Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "Alejandra Guzmán presenta su nuevo disco Indeleble" (in Spanish). Terra Networks. April 5, 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Volverte a Amar – Alejandra Guzmán". Billboard. May 6, 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  16. ^ "7th Annual Latin Grammy Winners List". The Recording Academy. 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Así del precipicio". Internet Movie Database. 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  18. ^ Gutierrez, Evan. "Camila – Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Los Mas Vendidos 2007" (PDF). Asociacion Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b "Camila – Charts & Awards – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Nominados al Latin Grammy 2007" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  22. ^ a b "Camila – Dejarte de Amar (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  23. ^ Silva, Cristina (November 12, 2010). "Vegas spectacle, cross-genre duos at Latin Grammys". Yahoo! Inc. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Edel Juarez – Edel Juarez". Sony Music. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Entre Mariposas – Yuridia". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  26. ^ "Entre Mariposas – Yuridia – Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Yuridia – Entre Mariposas (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  28. ^ "Paulina Rubio lanza su nuevo sencillo". El Universal. March 30, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  29. ^ "Habla de su nueva producción "Thalía en primera fila"". Noticias 24. The Associated Press. November 10, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  30. ^ "Equívocada – Thalía". Billboard. January 23, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Cierra Alejandro Fernández 2009 contento con Dos mundos" (in Spanish). RitmoSon Latino. January 2, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  32. ^ "Dicen que Noguera sale con Mario Domm". Televisa Espectáculos (in Spanish). Es Mas. May 3, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  33. ^ "Yuridia y Belinda los dos amores de Mario Domm" (in Spanish). Terra Networks. October 14, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Captan a Irán Castillo con Mario Domm" (in Spanish). TV y Espectáculos. October 26, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  35. ^ "Belinda está saliendo con Mario Domm". People en Español (in Spanish). Time, Inc. September 8, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  36. ^ "Mario Domm reconoce en twitter amor por Yuridia" (in Spanish). Grupo Fórmula. December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  37. ^ Mora, Angelica (February 25, 2010). "Mario Domm insulta a Enrique Iglesias y se disculpa después". AOL Music (in Spanish). Retrieved December 27, 2010.