Jermaine Dupri Biography

(Record Producer)

Jermaine Dupri is a Grammy Winning rapper, record producer, and songwriter. He is currently single.

More about the relationship

Jermaine Dupri is unmarried. However, he has dated several women.

In 1997, he was dating the artist, Pam Sweat. Together, they have a daughter, Shaniah Mauldin (b. 1998). After one year, they got separated from each other.

The relationship lasted for a year which resulted in a child. Later, he was in a relationship with Sarai Jones which ended in 2010. With Jones, he has a daughter, Jalynn (b. 2010)

In 2002, he started dating the music artist, Janet Jackson. After 7 years of relationship, they ended their relationship in 2009.

Relationship Facts of Jermaine Dupri

  • Jermaine Dupri is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Jermaine Dupri?

Jermaine Dupri is a Grammy Winning rapper, record producer, and songwriter. He is renowned for working with the serval artists like Kris Kross, Bow Wow, Da Brat, and many more.

Jermaine Dupri- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Jermaine Dupri was born on 23rd September 1972 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. His birth name is Jermaine Dupri Mauldin. He is of British-Irish ethnicity.

His father, Michael Mauldin is a Columbia Record executive. Also, he is an Atlanta Talent Manager. His mother, Tina Mauldin (a.ka. Mosley) received the 2007 NABFEME Celebrity Mom Honoree!

His parents are now divorced. They got separated from each other when he was 10 years old. Since 2011, Michael has been romantically involved with the educator and philanthropist, Ashia Durey.

He has two half-sisters; Sunni (b. 2012) and Bonni (b. 2019) from his father’s side.

At a very young age, his dad was the name who inspired him to pursue his career in the music sphere. Initially, he started his career as a dancer at the age of 12 for the hip-hop dance group, Whodini. 

Later, he started performing in several music videos for the artist, Herbie Hancock and the funk group, Cameo. Details on his academics are not available.

Jermaine Dupri- Professional Career

– In 1990, Jermaine Dupri started his production career with the female hip-hop trio, Silk Tymes Leather.

The following year, he formed the teen duo, Kris Koss with the singers; Chris Kelly and Chris Smith.

– In 1992, he released the debut album, Totally Krossed Out which received 4X Platinum from RIAA. The singles; Jump and Warm It Up from the album were both written by him. The next year, he established his own label, So So Def. 

– After that, he discovered the female group, Xscape during a festival in Atlanta and signed them. The debut album of the group, Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha peaked at the 2nd position on Billboard Hot 100.

– Later, he signed the rappers like Da Brat, and Mariah Carey to his recording label and released the albums like Hard Core, Funkdafield, and many more.

– In 1997, he wrote and produced several tracks for the album, My Way. The lead single, You Make Me Wanna became top on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

The next year, he was associated with the self-titled debut album of the American group, Destiny’s Child. 

-In 2004, he co-produced and co-wrote the fourth studio album, Confessions for the singer, Usher.

Following that, he worked with Mariah Carey on her album, The Emancipation of Mimi. 

– In 2006, he signed the Dem Franchize Boyz and Daz Dillinger to his recording label, So So Def. In 2015, he created the TV series, The Rap Game along with the rapper, Dana Elaine Owens. Three years after that, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Jermaine Dupri- Net Worth, Salary

As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His earnings as a record producer are in the range of $27k – $147k.

Besides that, he also makes the variation in his career as a rapper, songwriter, and DJ.

Jermaine Dupri
Caption: Jermaine Dupri Smiley Looks ( Source: Answerafrica )

Body Measurements- Height & Weight

Jermaine Dupri has black eyes with a clean-shaven head. He stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and has an average weight.

Jermaine Dupri- Controversy & rumors

Back in July 2019, he found made some controversial remarks during an interview.

In the interview, he mentioned that the women rappers today have failed to distinguish themselves from one another. Also, he added that, they all rap about the same sexual subjects.

Such comments from Dupri were highly criticized by the rappers including female rappers like Cardi B.

Social Media

He has over 2.2 million followers on Instagram, 1m on Twitter, and 1.8 m on Facebook.

On Instagram, he is following the personalities like Nicholas Pinnock, Kayla Nicole, and Lucky Daye.


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