Mario Winans was one of the few Bad Boy artists who had a recording career before working with the imprint in the ’90s. His production and songwriting credits litter the liner notes of albums released through the turn of the century, and in 2004 he released his sophomore effort Hurt No More on Bad Boy. It was a commercial success, debuting at No. 2 thanks to his hit “I Don’t Wanna Know,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. Since then, Winans hasn’t released an LP but has contributed to numerous Bad Boy projects and launched his own label, Love Legacy.