Somebody Else (Mario song)

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"Somebody Else"
Artwork for Mario's single, "Somebody Else".jpg
Single by Mario featuring Nicki Minaj
ReleasedMay 21, 2013
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013
Genre
Length4:10
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Mario singles chronology
"Ms. Chocolate"
(2009)
"Somebody Else"
(2013)
"I Need More"
(2016)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"High School"
(2013)
"Somebody Else"
(2013)
"I'm Out"
(2013)
Music video
"Somebody Else" on YouTube

"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.[1][2]

The record heavily samples the 1975 song "Remember the Rain", by American R&B group 21st Century.[3]

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.[4][5] R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean recorded a demo of the song[6] as did Chris Brown who considered the song for his album Fortune.[7]

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed on May 25, 2013 and directed by Alexandre Moors.[8] The video premiered on July 8, 2013 on MTV Jams and it was premiered on July 10, 2013 on BET's 106 & Park.[9] The video chronicles the dramatic ending of a relationship as Mario and Nicki square off in the video.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[10]
  1. "Somebody Else" (featuring Nicki Minaj) - 4:10

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[11] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 27

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States May 21, 2013[10] Digital download RCA Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/MarioSoulTruth/status/365329161205727232
  2. ^ https://revolt.tv/stories/2016/09/29/starring-mario-0700a4d07a
  3. ^ 21st Century - Remember The Rain on YouTube
  4. ^ Twitter / MarioSoulTruth: S/O to @PolowDaDon!!! ONE OF
  5. ^ Twitter / MarioSoulTruth: Yooww! Just heard the final
  6. ^ Frank Ocean – Somebody Else | Free MP3 Download Archived 2013-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ New Music: Chris Brown – Somebody Else
  8. ^ "Mario f/ Nicki Minaj "Somebody Else" (Alexandre Moors, dir.)". May 21, 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  9. ^ http://mariosoultruth.com/2013/07/05/somebody-else-video-to-premiere-next-week/[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Somebody Else (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Mario
  11. ^ "Mario Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Mario Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.