R+B teen Mario was forced to ditch a number of the tracks he recorded for his debut album - because puberty wreaked havoc on his voice.

The LET ME LOVE YOU singer, 18, released his eponymous album in 2002 after cutting out a lot of the tracks that he struggled to perform.

He says, "I went through a big puberty change and my voice kinda changed up on me at the wrong time, I would say.

"I was in the studio recording and suddenly I can't hit this note that I know I would usually be able to hit."

13/04/2005 21:17