Somebody Else" is a song recorded by American R&B singer-songwriter Mario, featuring guest vocals from Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj. The song was released in the United States as a digital download on May 21, 2013, on RCA Records.
It was intended to be the
lead single for his then-upcoming fifth studio album, but would only be a standalone single due to Mario scrapping the whole album and departing from the label. 
The record heavily
samples the 1975 song "Remember the Rain", by American R&B group 21st Century.
Background [ edit ]
Through his official Twitter page, on May 17, 2013, he confirmed that he has been working with
Polow Da Don, for the track "Somebody Else" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj.  R&B singer-songwriter  Frank Ocean recorded a demo of the song as did  Chris Brown who considered the song for his album . Fortune
Music video [ edit ]
The video was filmed on May 25, 2013 and directed by Alexandre Moors.
The video premiered on July 8, 2013 on  MTV Jams and it was premiered on July 10, 2013 on BET's 106 & Park. The video chronicles the dramatic ending of a relationship as Mario and Nicki square off in the video.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Somebody Else" (featuring Nicki Minaj) - 4:09
Chart performance [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]