Jermaine Dupri

American Rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, DJ

Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri, the multi-platinum award-winning producer and songwriter, continues to leave his mark on the music industry with his innovative approach to creating hit songs.

Early life Family and Education

Jermaine Dupri Mauldin, known professionally as Jermaine Dupri or JD, was born on September 23, 1972, in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. He was raised by his mother, Tina Mauldin, and his stepfather, Michael Mauldin, who was a musician.

Dupri began DJing at the age of 12 and later began writing and producing music. He attended North Springs High School in Atlanta, Georgia, but did not graduate. Instead, he focused on his music career and worked with local artists and producers.


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Early Career

Jermaine Dupri began writing and producing music for local artists, and in the early 1990s, he caught the attention of music industry executives with his production work. He produced the female hip-hop trio Silk Tymes Leather as his first act in 1990.

In 1992, Dupri co-wrote and produced Kris Kross’ debut single “Jump,” which became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He signed as a producer to So So Def Recordings, a label he founded, and it became one of the most successful record labels of the 1990s, thanks to his success.

Furthermore, he signed and produced a number of successful acts such as Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, and Bow Wow.


In 2000, Dupri produced and wrote several songs for Mariah Carey’s album “Rainbow” including the songs “Loverboy” and “Crybaby”

In 2001, Dupri released his second studio album “Instructions” under So So Def Recordings and Virgin Records. The album featured guest appearances from artists such as Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Bow Wow, Mariah Carey, and Usher. “Ballin’ Out of Control” and “Welcome to Atlanta” were two of the album’s singles.

In 2002, Dupri produced the hit single “Lovers and Friends” for Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Usher and Ludacris.

In 2003, Dupri produced and wrote for several songs on Mariah Carey’s album “Charmbracelet” including the songs “Boy (I Need You)” and “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”

He released the single “Gotta Getcha” featuring Shakira, which reached the top of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in 2007.

In 2008, Dupri produced a number of tracks for the album “The Definition Of…” by Da Brat, which was released on So So Def Recordings.

Furthermore, he produced the album “In My Head” by the group City Girls, which was a commercial success. The album featured the singles “Act Up” and “Twerk”

Likewise, Jermaine Dupri has been a prolific producer and songwriter throughout his career and has worked on many successful albums and songs in the past two decades. He continues to be active in the music industry and has a reputation as a successful and influential producer, songwriter, and executive.


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Jermaine Dupri has received numerous awards and nominations throughout his successful career. He has been honored with BET Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, for his contributions to the music industry as a producer, songwriter, and executive.

He also received BET Hip Hop Awards Producer of the Year in 2007, and MVP of the Year in the same year. Furthermore, Soul Train Music Award honored Dupri with the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year in 2002.

In 2018, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inducted Dupri for his exceptional songwriting skills.

Furthermore, he has won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song, one in 1993 for “Ain’t Nobody” and one in 2002 for “Fallin”. Moreover, he has been nominated for several other Grammy Awards throughout his career.

Net Worth and Earnings

Dupri’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million as of 2023,

His wealth comes from his successful music career as a producer, songwriter, and executive. Moreover, he also has a record label So So Def which is one of the most successful independent labels, and has also been a judge and mentor in various TV shows which also additionally increased his wealth.

Real Estate and cars

Dupri resides in America and is the owner of numerous real estate assets. He owns homes in Atlanta and North Carolina, where he frequently travels.

There are several cars in Jermaine Dupri’s garage. He enjoys owning both vintage and American muscle automobiles. Jermaine Dupri is the owner of a Toyota, Ford, and Chevrolet. In addition to those, he also owns a Range Rover.

Body Measurement

Jermaine Dupri weighs 65 kilos and stands 5 feet 4 inches tall. He has dark brown eyes and usually appears bald head.


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Jermaine Dupri, an American record producer and rapper, has been involved in a number of controversies throughout his career.

In 2003, Dupri was criticized for his comment that there were no female rappers who were capable of selling records, only Lauryn Hill, seen as sexist and dismissive of female artists in hip-hop.

Likewise, in 2018, he was criticized for saying that he felt hip-hop had become too soft and that he missed the days when it was “hard.” Many felt his comments were out of touch with the current state of the industry.

In 2020, Dupri faced backlash for stating that he didn’t think the Black Lives Matter movement was important.

Furthermore, in 2021, Dupri’s statement that the music industry needs the sexualization of women in music videos to make a hit song was met with backlash for objectifying and perpetuating harmful stereotypes of women in the industry.

Personal Life and Relationship

Jermaine Dupri is an American record producer and rapper who has had a number of high-profile relationships throughout his career.

Some of his most notable relationships include his long-term relationship with Janet Jackson, which began in 2002 and ended in 2009, and his relationship with singer and actress Brandy, which began in the late 1990s and ended in 2002.

Moreover, he has also been linked to other celebrities, such as singer Monica and reality television star Kim Kardashian.

It is known that he has a daughter named Shaniah Mauldin, born in 2000. Dupri, who is vegan, encouraged followers to adopt the diet in a PETA advertisement, “The beets should be felt. Take out the meats.”

Social Media

Instagram: 2.4M Followers

Twitter: 1.1M Followers

Facebook: 1.9M Followers

YouTube: 142K Subscribers

Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Jermaine Dupri Mauldin
  • Nick Name: Jermaine Dupri
  • Birth Place: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
  • Date Of Birth: 21 September 1972
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Bald
  • Father’s Name: Michael Mauldin
  • Mother’s Name: Tina Mauldin
  • School: Springs High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Gender: Male
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Girlfriend: Janet Jackson (2002-2009)
  • Spouse Name: No
  • Kids: Shaniah Mauldin
  • Profession: Rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, DJ
  • Net Worth: $2.5 million

Frequently Asked Questions

 what is the net worth of Jermaine Dupri?

It is believed that Jermaine Dupri is worth $2.5 million.

What is Jermaine Dupri’s age?

Jermaine Dupri is 50 years old.

What is Jermaine Dupri’s height?

Jermaine Dupri is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

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