Derryl Barrett Sr, a gospel singer, is the father of famous American singer Mario Dewar Barrett. He used to sing in a gospel group called Reformation and was married to Shawntia Hardaway.
Derryl Barrett Sr’s son
Derryl Barrett Sr’s son, Mario Dewar Barrett, popularly known as Mario, was born on August 27, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, where he grew up. He mostly lived with her grandmother and sometimes his mother, who struggled with drug addiction.
Derryl Barrett Sr’s Son’s music journey
Derryl Barrett, Sr’s son, realized at a tender age that all he wanted was to be a singer. His mother noticed his passion for music and bought him a karaoke machine. While studying at Milford Mill Academy, he was inspired by his music teacher and joined a musical group. While in the group, he learned to play the piano and used the skills he learned as the basis for his melodies and songs.
When Derryl’s son was eleven, he was singing “I’II Make Love to You” at a talent show in Coppin State College when he was discovered and later signed by Troy Patterson, a producer. At 14, Mario signed a record deal with Clive Davis’s J Records, and in July 2001, he began recording his major debut album titled Mario, which he released the following year.
Just a Friend 2002, a lead single in the Mario album, did so well, and so did the whole album; by 2006, the album had sold over 700k copies. In 2004, Derryl’s son released a second album titled Turning Point, and it was more successful than his first album mainly because of the “Let Me Love You” song as it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks.
He went on releasing more albums and songs, and he still does. Something unique about Derryl’s son is that he identified his passion at a young age and went on to fulfill his dreams through the support he had from his mother and music artists.
Derryl Barrett Sr’s son’s Net worth
Derryl Barrett, Sr’s son, started singing at a young age, and through the years, he rose to fame through his great songs. He also ventured into modeling and acting, earning him a whopping amount of money. His net worth estimates at 15 million dollars as of 2022.
Derryl’s son’s personal life
Derryl Barrett Sr’s son has managed to keep his love life private, but he dated Jillian Barbie for two years, then Nicole Ricca, Dez, and Tinashe.
Relationship with Family
Derryl Barrett Sr didn’t stay close to his family; his son, Mario, grew up not knowing him. His wife Shawntia Hardaway brought up Mario as a single mother, so Derryl was never present in his family’s life
Not much is known about Derryl Barrett Sr, and he doesn’t seem to have any accounts on social media platforms. But on the other hand, you can find his son, Mario, on Twitter: OHYESMARIO, and he has 182k followers. He is on Facebook too at Mario Barrett with over 5k followers.