Jermaine Dupri is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and record executive. He has worked with and produced for Kris Kross, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Nelly, Monica, Migos, Da Brat, Xscape, Janet Jackson, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, Alicia Keys and Bow Wow.

Birth Name

Jermaine Dupri Mauldin


JD, Don Chi Chi


Rapper, Record Producer, DJ, Television Producer, Songwriter


Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul




So So Def, Columbia, Arista, Virgin Records



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jermaine Dupri was born on 23th September 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


He is currently 47 years old.

Sun Sign








Jermaine Dupri dropped out of school when he was studying in 10th grade as he wanted to focus on his music career.

Family Details

  • Father – Michael Mauldin (Promoter, Record producer, Music executive, Entrepreneur)

  • Mother – Tina Mosley
  • Siblings – Da Brat (Stage name) (Sister)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Jermaine Dupri has dated –

  • Pam Sweat – Jermaine Dupri met Pam Sweat when he was 25 years old. Their relationship switched gears pretty quickly as she told him that she was pregnant after they had dated only for weeks. She eventually gave birth to a daughter, Shaniah Mauldin. Dupri has been very involved in Shaniah’s upbringing.

  • Janet Jackson (2002-2009) – Dupri started going out with actress and singer Janet Jackson in 2002. They dated for about 7 years before calling quits in the summer of 2009.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 68 kg
  • In Pounds – 149 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

His shoe size is 7.5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Best known for his work with fellow musicians Kris Kross, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Nelly, Monica, Migos, Da Brat, Xscape, Janet Jackson, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, Alicia Keys and Bow Wow.

Album Debut

In 1998, he released his debut studio album, Life in 1472. The album was featured in the Top 5 albums on the Billboard 200.

Film Debut

Jermaine landed his first acting role in the 1999 thriller, In Too Deep as Melvin.

Television Debut

In 1992, Jermaine made his television show debut as a DJ in A Different World, however, his role was uncredited. In 1996, he was credited for the role of a waiter in the drama comedy series Moesha.

Brand Endorsements

Jermaine Dupri hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand.

Awards & Nominations

YearNominated WorkAwardResult
1999Life in 1472Best Rap AlbumNominated
1999“Money Ain’t a Thang”Best Rap Performance by a Duo or GroupNominated
2006“We Belong Together”Best R&B SongWon
2006“We Belong Together”Song of the YearNominated

Jermaine Dupri Favorites

  • Favorite Artists – Mariah Carey, Leah LaBelle, Fresco Kane, Usher, Nelly, Global14
  • Favorite Beverage – Green Tea
  • Favorite Alcoholic Drink – Tequila
  • Favorite Hotel in Atlanta – St. Regis in Buckhead
  • Favorite Restaurants in Atlanta – Viva La Vegan, Cafe Sunflower
  • Favorite Hookah Bars in Atlanta – Medusa Lounge, Xhale City, Red Martini, Istanblue
  • Favorite Tourist Spots in Atlanta– Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium

Jermaine Dupri Net worth

Jermaine Dupri has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2019. He lives in Atlanta and owns a Mercedes-Benz S500.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jermaine Dupri

  • He began his musical career at a very young age.
  • When he was 10 years old, he got an opportunity to get on the stage and dance with Diana Ross. His father had coordinated the concert, which proved to be beneficial for Dupri.
  • At the age of 12, he started working as a dancer for the Brooklyn based hip-hop group Whodini.
  • 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.
  • He is the CEO of So So Def Recordings, which he founded in 1993.
  • In 1997, Dupri co-wrote and produced several tracks on Usher’s second album, My Way.
  • In 1998, Jermaine Dupri was involved in the release of Destiny’s Child’s eponymous debut album.
  • In October 2007, he published his memoir, Young, Rich and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul (Atria Books).
  • In November 2007 co-produced and co-wrote with So So Def intern No I.D. this time on Jay-Z’s tenth studio album American Gangster. The two contributed to the songs Success and Fallin.
  • In 2011, he launched his own social network, Global 14, to compete with Facebook.
  • 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 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.
  • In 2018, Jermaine Dupri his So So Def brand celebrated an exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California called, Jermaine Dupri & So So Def, 25 Years Of Elevating Culture.


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