Jermaine Dupri is an American rapper and record producer who is best known for his collaborations with singers, Kris Kross, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Nelly, Monica, Da Brat, Janet Jackson, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, and Bow Wow, to name a few. He has released two studio albums, “Life in 1472” and “Instructions”. He has produced numerous hit numbers over the years that made him a popular figure in the pop scene. In 2018, he appeared in a PETA ad campaign to promote the vegan lifestyle.
Jermaine Dupri Biography
Jermaine Dupri was born on the 23rd of September 23, 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. He is currently 49 years old.
|Birth Name||Jermaine Dupri Mauldin|
|Nickname||JD, Don Chi Chi|
|Date of Birth||September 23, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Age||49 years old|
|Profession||Rapper, Record Producer, DJ, Television Producer|
Family and Education
Jermaine Dupri is the son of Tina (Mosley) and Michael Mauldin, a Columbia Records executive. He has a sister named Da Brat.
Jermaine Dupri went to school until he was 10 and started pursuing his musical career since then.
Jermaine Dupri Wife
Jermaine Dupri was in a relationship with singer and actress Janet Jackson from August 2001 until March 2009. He has two daughters – Jalynn Dupri and Shaniah Mauldin. Shaniah was born to Pam Sweat in 1988 while Jalynn’s mother is not known.
|Height||Feet – 5 ft 3½ inches|
Centimeters – 162 cm
Meters – 1.62 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 65 kg|
Pounds – 143 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jermaine Dupri released his debut album titled “Life in 1472” in 1998. The album spawned three lead singles “The Party Continues”, “Sweetheart”, and “Money Ain’t a Thang” and peaked at #3 on US Billboard.
Jermaine landed his first acting role in the 1999 thriller, “In Too Deep” as Melvin.
In 1992, Jermaine made his television show debut as a DJ in A Different World, however, his role was uncredited.
His first credited role was as a waiter in the drama-comedy series Moesha in 1996.
- Artists – Mariah Carey, Leah LaBelle, Fresco Kane, Usher, Nelly, Global14
- Beverage – Green Tea
- Alcoholic Drink – Tequila
- Hotel in Atlanta – St. Regis in Buckhead
- Restaurants in Atlanta – Viva La Vegan and Cafe Sunflower
- Hookah Bars in Atlanta – Medusa Lounge, Xhale City, Red Martini, and Istanblue
- Tourist Spots in Atlanta– Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, World of Coca-Cola, and Georgia Aquarium
Jermaine Dupri Net Worth
As of 2023, Jermaine Dupri has a net worth of $2 million. He lives in Atlanta and owns a Mercedes-Benz S500.
Jermaine Dupri Facts
He began his musical career at a very young age.
He is the CEO of So So Def Recordings, which he founded in 1993.
In 1990, he produced his first act, the female hip hop trio Silk Tymes Leather.
In 1991, he formed the teen duo Kris Kross along with Chris Kelly and Chris Smith. The group’s first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992.
In October 2007, he published his memoir, “Young, Rich and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul”.
In 2015, Dupri and Queen Latifah created a reality television series, The Rap Game. The eight-episode series premiered on Lifetime on New Year’s Day, 2016.
In 2018, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He launched his own social network, Global 14, to compete with Facebook in 2011.
He won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the single, We Belong Together in 2006.
Jermaine lost his Atlanta mansion worth $2.5 million in 2014 to foreclosure. The home boasts six bedrooms, sat on 1.73 acres, and was over 9,441 square feet.