Jermaine Dupri is an American music producer, rapper, and record executive who was born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin. His albums ‘Life in 1472’ and ‘Instructions’ are well-known. ‘Totally Krossed Out,’ ‘Da Bomb,’ ‘Hummin’ Comin’ at Cha,’ Heart Mind & Soul,’ Other Side,’ One in a Million,’ and ‘Traces of My Lipstick,’ to mention a few, are among the songs he has created.
‘Kris Kross’, ‘Usher’, ‘Mariah Carey’, ‘Monica’, ‘Janet Jackson’, ‘Alicia Keys’, ‘Da Brat’, ‘Jay-Z’, ‘Aretha Franklin’, and ‘Bow Wow’ are just a few of the artists with whom the rapper has collaborated.’ Dupri is a composer, DJ, and television producer in addition to being a rapper and record producer.
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Jermaine Dupri Mauldin, the son of Tina (Mosley) and Michael Mauldin, a Columbia Records executive, was born on September 23, 1972. Dupri began his bright musical career when he was just ten years old. In 1982, his father, who is also an Atlanta talent manager, organised a Diana Ross performance, and to the pleasure of the audience, Dupri was able to come on stage and dance with Ross.
When he was twelve years old, Dupri began dancing for the hip hop group Whodini. In their music video for the song “Freaks Come Out at Night,” he made a cameo. Before opening the New York Fresh Festival alongside Run-D.M.C., Whodini, and Grandmaster Flash, he began touring the country with Herbie Hancock and Cameo.
With Pam Sweat, he has a daughter, Shaniah Mauldin, who starred in the reality show Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. Dupri had a love relationship with singer Janet Jackson from 2002 until 2009, which culminated in a brief musical collaboration.
Dupri is a vegan who pushed his lifestyle in a PETA campaign, asking people to do the same “Feel the beets on your skin. Get rid of the meats.”
Jermaine Dupri barely completed 11th grade because he was so engrossed in the music. Jermaine had long since dropped out of school and was already selling music videos and cassettes. His parents later homeschooled him, but he dropped out of school in 11th grade. Jermaine Dupri has been a musician since then.
Jermaine Dupri Career
Early days of his career
Silk Tymes Leather, a female hip hop trio, was his debut act, which he produced in 1990. After meeting the lads at a local mall in 1990, he founded the adolescent combo Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith). Totally Krossed Out, the group’s debut album, was released in 1992 and became multi-platinum thanks to the hits “Jump” and “Warm It Up,” which were both written and produced by Dupri. In 1993, he founded his own record label, So So Def. He spotted female R&B trio Xscape at an Atlanta event shortly after and signed them to the label.
Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, their debut album produced solely by Dupri, went platinum thanks to the hits “Understanding,” “Love on My Mind,” “Tonight,” and “Just Kickin’ It,” the latter of which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. During the same year, he met Da Brat through Kris Kross on Yo! MTV Raps, signed her to his company So So Def Recordings and released her platinum debut Funkdafied (1994). In 1993, So So Def Recordings and Columbia Records formed a distribution agreement. On the number one smash single “Always Be My Baby” in 1995, he worked for the first time with Mariah Carey. On the tune “Not Tonight,” he contributed to Lil’ Kim’s 1996 album Hard Core.
Dupri co-wrote and produced a number of tunes for Usher’s second album, My Way, in 1997. “You Make Me Wanna,” the first song, debuted at number one on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The follow-up song, “Nice & Slow,” topped the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts, while the last single, “My Way,” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The Recording Industry Association of America has certified all three singles as Platinum (RIAA). Monica, a featured guest on the record, would subsequently become a Dupri protégé, and her second album, The Boy Is Mine, was released in July of that year.
Dupri produced the album’s first song, “The First Night,” which reached number one on the Billboard charts in the United States, earning the album triple-platinum certification and worldwide praise.
Jermaine Dupri was a part of Destiny’s Child’s eponymous debut album’s release in 1998. Dupri refocused his attention on his own music career, which was boosted by the success of the lead singles “Sweetheart” featuring Mariah Carey (US#126), “The Party Continues” featuring Da Brat and Usher (US#26), and “Money Ain’t a Thang” featuring Jay-Z (US#52) from his debut studio album Life in 1472.
In the same year, he met Bryan-Michael Cox, who would become a regular collaborator and production partner, as well as 11-year-old rapper Lil’ Bow Wow, and signed him to So So Def Recordings. After only two albums, the two would break ways, but continued to cooperate on other projects. In 2002, Dupri’s contract with Columbia expired, and he signed with Arista Records in 2003. Dupri collaborated with Tamar Braxton on the tune “Get None” from her first album, as well as Weezer and Lil Wayne on the song “Can’t Stop Partying.” He also worked on a vocal version of the song “Let The Bass Kick” with DJ Chuckie. In October 2001, he released his sophomore studio album Instructions.
2004-2009 Period of his career
In 2004, Dupri reconnected with Usher, co-writing and co-producing three consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, “Burn,” “Confessions Part II,” and “My Boo,” for the album Confessions. Confessions were named Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the Grammy Awards. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded Confessions a diamond certification, and it has sold over 20 million copies worldwide as of 2012.
Dupri and Mariah Carey collaborated on the breakthrough song “We Belong Together” off her album The Emancipation Of Mimi in early 2005. It was the second-longest-running number-one single in US chart history, following Carey’s collaboration with Boyz II Men on “One sweet day” in 1996.
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song went to “We Belong Together.” He co-produced and co-wrote “Let Me Hold You” the same year he worked on Wanted with Bow Wow. Later the same month, Dupri produced and co-wrote Nelly’s hit “Grillz,” which once again reached the top of the Billboard charts.
After switching his label So So Def from Arista Records to Virgin Records in early 2006, Dupri signed both Dem Franchize Boyz and Daz Dillinger to it.
The latter’s album, So So Gangsta, was published in September of that year, while the former’s label debut, On Top of Our Game, was released the following year, and featured the smash singles “I Think They Like Me” and “Lean wit It, Rock wit It,” which topped the US Top Rap Albums. Monica’s snap single “Every time that Beat Drop” (U.S. #48) of her fifth album, The Makings of Me, featured the group with Dupri. Dupri executive produced Janet Jackson’s album 20 Y.O. in late 2006, as well as co-producing and co-writing half of the tracklist and all of the singles. In 2008, he returned to produce the track “Rock With U” for her ninth album, Discipline.
“Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul,” his book, was published in October 2007. (Atria Books). In November 2007, he co-produced and co-wrote Jay-eleventh Z’s studio album, American Gangster, with So So Def intern No I.D. The tracks “Success” and “Fallin” were co-written by the two.
2010 – present-day period
He took over as Carey’s talent manager from Randy Jackson on October 7, 2013. He later severed ways with Carey in August 2014, yet the two continue to work together professionally since he was a producer on practically all of her albums since Daydream (1995).
The Rap Game, a reality television series developed by Dupri and Queen Latifah, premiered in 2015. On New Year’s Day 2016, Lifetime broadcast the eight-episode series. It followed five young musicians, ages 11 to 16, as they immersed themselves in the Atlanta hip-hop culture in the hopes of becoming rap superstars. Usher, Ludacris, Da Brat, T.I., and Silentó were among the guests who provided the contestants, with guidance on what it takes to succeed in the business. He was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label held a show called Jermaine Dupri & So So Def, 25 Years Of Elevating Culture at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California in 2018.
Jermaine Dupri Net Worth
Jermaine Dupri is a well-known and successful rapper in the United States. His lengthy and famous career in the music industry has brought him enormous fame. Dupri has amassed a fortune and fame as a result of his countless albums and songs.
Jermaine Dupri has also been in a number of advertising and commercials, as well as endorsing a number of businesses. He has a net worth of $5 million as a result of his efforts. Dupri is still working and performing admirably. His fortune continues to grow.
Dupri resides in the United States and owns a number of real estate assets. He owns homes in Atlanta and North Carolina, which he frequently visits.
In addition, he owns a few automobiles in his garage. He enjoys owning old automobiles as well as American muscle cars. Jermaine Dupri has three automobiles: a Chevrolet, a Ford, and a Toyota. Aside from that, he owns a Range Rover in his garage.[table id=3529 /]
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Height, Weight And Age
Dupri is 5 feet 3.5 inches tall and weighs about 65 kgs or 143 lbs and he is 51 years old. He has brown eyes and he is generally a fit person.
Jermaine Dupri Wife
Dupri is presently unmarried at the age of 46. From 2002 through 2009, he was in a relationship with pop singer Janet Jackson, and the two released a number of songs together, including “Call On Me” and “With U.” Since his 2009 split with Janet Jackson, Dupri has been single and hasn’t been in a public relationship. There have been rumours that Dupri is secretly married, but no evidence has been found. Dupri has two daughters from previous relationships (Shaniah and Jalynn).
5 feet 3.5 inches