Mario Andrés Guerrero Vilches was born in Graneros, Chili on 19 September 1981. His parents Maria Vilches and Servando Guerrero didn’t have anything to do with the music business, however, Mario’s talent became obvious when he was still a child. Guerrero started writing his own music when he was just 10 years old. Mario finished high school in Graneros and enrolled in the university in Santiago, where he majored in psychology.
The recognition came to Mario when he was chosen to participate in the TV talent show Rojo Fama Contrafama. Guerrero won the second season. He easily conquered the audience and jurors’ hearts by his warm voice. One of the moments everyone remembered was his final performance on the show. He sang “Gethsemane” from the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
In 2003, Mario released his first LP Mario Guerrero. It immediately became very popular. The single “Me gustas” reached the third spot on the Chilean charts. Two other singles from the album "Dime que sí, dime que no" and “Si No Estas” reached high spots as well. “Me gustas” was popular on the radio.
In 2005, Mario recorded another LP Te llevo en el alma. The most popular single from the album was “Celos”. It reached the second spot on the Chili Singles Chart. As of today, it’s the highest charted song recorded by Mario.