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Jermaine Dupri is an American Hip-Hop rapper and at the same time a producer. He is the son of a concert promoter and musical manager. He is the youngest producer in the history of music.
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1972. At the age of 10 years old, Dupri's father, Michael Mauldin, an Atlanta manager handled a concert for Diana Ross. Dupri got on stage and started dancing with Ross. He toured around the country as an opening act. In 1987, his production career began. At the age of 14 years old, he produced record for the group, Silk Tymes Leather. In Atlanta, he formed So So Def Records. Dupri became a well-respected producer. He worked with a number of artists such as, TLC on their first two album, Mariah Carey, Run-D.M.C., Whodini and Usher. He also dicovered R&B artists like Kris Kross, Bow Wow, Xscape and Da Brat. Ashanti and Dupri are currently working together for her album which will be released in 2007.
As an artist, Dupri released his debut album, Life In 1472, in 1998. The singles "Money Ain't A Thang" and "The Party Continues". In 2001, he released his sophomore album, Instructions. His latest album, Da Bottom, Vol. 5, had the hit single "Gotta Getcha".
Awards & Certifications
|2005||ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award||Songwriter of the Year|
|2005||Grammy Award||Nominared for Best R&B Song for "Burn"|
|2005||Grammy Award||Nominated for Best R&B Song for "My Boo"|
|2005||Vibe Award||Nominated for Power Broker of the Year|
|2006||Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award||Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter|
|2006||Grammy Award||Best R&B Song for "We Belong Together"|
|2006||ASCAP Pop Music Award||Song of the Year for "We Belong Together"|
|2006||Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award||Top R&B/Hip-Hop Producer|
|2006||BET Hip-Hop Element Award||Producer of the Year|
|1998||Life In 1472||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|2001||Instructions||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|1998||Money Aint A Thang||10||28||52||Life In 1472|
|1998||The Party Continues||14||6||29||Life In 1472|
|2001||Ballin' Out Of Control||42||14||95||Instructions|
|2001||Welcome To Atlanta||41||35||Instructions|
|2005||Gotta Getcha||31||15||60||Young, Fly & Flashy, Vol. 1|
Tours & Concerts
No upcoming tours and concerts for Jermaine Dupri.
July 21, 1998
So So Def
October 02, 2001
August 02, 2005
BCD Music Group
|1998||Sweetheart||Sony||Life In 1472|
|1998||Money Aint A Thang||Columbia||Life In 1472|
|1998||The Party Continues||Columbia||Life In 1472|
|1998||Going Home With Me||So So Def||Life In 1472|
|2001||Ballin' Out Of Control||Sony International||Instructions|
|2005||Gotta Getcha||Virgin||Young, Fly & Flashy, Vol. 1|
Compilations & Live Releases
October 20, 1998
July 19, 2005
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