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Jermaine "JD" Dupri

Grammy Award-winning Record Producer, Songwriter and Rapper; Founder of GLOBAL 14 & Creator of JDs Vegan Ice Cream

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Jermaine Dupri, a rapper, songwriter, and producer, holds an esteemed place in the music industry as a multi-talented entrepreneur, DJ, and the CEO of So So Def Recordings. His most recent work includes LaTheGOAT's track, "Bounce It" (featuring Big Freedia), which was released at the end of 2021. In 2022, he produced "If I Get Caught" with R&B duo Dvsn.

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, and raised in Atlanta, Dupri was introduced to music and production early on, as his father was a Columbia Records executive. His own musical career began before he was ten years old when he danced on stage with Diana Ross. When he was just 12, he performed with the hip hop group Whodini, sharing the stage with prominent figures such as Herbie Hancock, Cameo, Run DMC, and Grandmaster Flash. In 1990, he produced his first act, the female Hip Hop trio Silk Tymes Leather, and later discovered and produced the teen hip-hop duo Kris Kross. Their breakout single "Jump," which was written and produced by Dupri, topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was named the 23rd most successful song of the decade. He established his record label, So So Def Recordings, in 1993 in a joint venture with Columbia Records.

Over the years, Dupri has showcased his prodigious talent by signing, producing, and writing for a wide array of successful artists. These include Xscape, Da Brat, Lil' Bow Wow, Daz Dillinger, Dem Franchize Boyz, Daz Dillinger, and others. He has also worked closely with renowned artists like Mariah Carey, Usher, Monica, Destiny's Child, and Tamar Braxton, producing a total of 11 chart-topping singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

His debut studio album, "Life in 1472," peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum. In 2013, he replaced Randy Jackson as Mariah Carey's talent manager, a role he held until 2014. His contributions to the music industry have been widely acknowledged, as seen in his 12 Grammy Award nominations. He won the award for Best R&B Song in 2006 for "We Belong Together." Dupri was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018 - the same year he and his So So Def brand celebrated an exhibit at the Grammy Museum.

In addition to his music career, Dupri has also ventured into television. In 2015, he created the reality TV series "The Rap Game" with Queen Latifah, a series in which he also appears as a judge. Committed to a vegan lifestyle, Dupri promotes the benefits of plant-based eating through various platforms, including a PETA ad campaign and his own range of frozen treats, JDs Vegan Ice Cream.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Jermaine "JD" Dupri

    Speaking fees for Jermaine "JD" Dupri, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jermaine "JD" Dupri are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jermaine "JD" Dupri, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jermaine "JD" Dupri speak about?

    Jermaine "JD" Dupri is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Entertainers, Entertainment, Entrepreneurism, Food, Lifestyle, Music, Producers and Directors, Reality TV Stars, Speakers by Industry, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Jermaine "JD" Dupri travel from?

    Jermaine "JD" Dupri generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jermaine "JD" Dupri’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jermaine "JD" Dupri for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jermaine "JD" Dupri for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jermaine "JD" Dupri or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Jermaine "JD" Dupri Biography

Jermaine Dupri, a rapper, songwriter, and producer, holds an esteemed place in the music industry as a multi-talented entrepreneur, DJ, and the CEO of So So Def Recordings. His most recent work includes LaTheGOAT's track, "Bounce It" (featuring Big Freedia), which was released at the end of 2021. In 2022, he produced "If I Get Caught" with R&B duo Dvsn.

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, and raised in Atlanta, Dupri was introduced to music and production early on, as his father was a Columbia Records executive. His own musical career began before he was ten years old when he danced on stage with Diana Ross. When he was just 12, he performed with the hip hop group Whodini, sharing the stage with prominent figures such as Herbie Hancock, Cameo, Run DMC, and Grandmaster Flash. In 1990, he produced his first act, the female Hip Hop trio Silk Tymes Leather, and later discovered and produced the teen hip-hop duo Kris Kross. Their breakout single "Jump," which was written and produced by Dupri, topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was named the 23rd most successful song of the decade. He established his record label, So So Def Recordings, in 1993 in a joint venture with Columbia Records.

Over the years, Dupri has showcased his prodigious talent by signing, producing, and writing for a wide array of successful artists. These include Xscape, Da Brat, Lil' Bow Wow, Daz Dillinger, Dem Franchize Boyz, Daz Dillinger, and others. He has also worked closely with renowned artists like Mariah Carey, Usher, Monica, Destiny's Child, and Tamar Braxton, producing a total of 11 chart-topping singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

His debut studio album, "Life in 1472," peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum. In 2013, he replaced Randy Jackson as Mariah Carey's talent manager, a role he held until 2014. His contributions to the music industry have been widely acknowledged, as seen in his 12 Grammy Award nominations. He won the award for Best R&B Song in 2006 for "We Belong Together." Dupri was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018 - the same year he and his So So Def brand celebrated an exhibit at the Grammy Museum.

In addition to his music career, Dupri has also ventured into television. In 2015, he created the reality TV series "The Rap Game" with Queen Latifah, a series in which he also appears as a judge. Committed to a vegan lifestyle, Dupri promotes the benefits of plant-based eating through various platforms, including a PETA ad campaign and his own range of frozen treats, JDs Vegan Ice Cream.

Jermaine "JD" Dupri Videos

  • How Jermaine Dupri Became a Music Hall of Famer
    Jermaine Dupri’s discovery of rap duo Kris Kross at the age of 19 became the springboard for a 25-year career that has spawned 33 No. 1 hits across...
  • Jermaine Dupri | What's In Your Glass? | Carmelo Anthony
    Jumping on YouTube Live to share a glass with the Jermaine Dupri, to share a glass and talk about the state of the world.
  • Jermaine Dupri Shares His Unforgettable Life Stories
    In this Part 1 of 2, TI sits down with superstar CEO producer & music legend Jermaine Dupri. The Atlanta native opens up on the early years that...

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  • How do I book Jermaine "JD" Dupri to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jermaine "JD" Dupri for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jermaine "JD" Dupri, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jermaine "JD" Dupri or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jermaine "JD" Dupri

    Speaking fees for Jermaine "JD" Dupri, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jermaine "JD" Dupri are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jermaine "JD" Dupri, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jermaine "JD" Dupri speak about?

    Jermaine "JD" Dupri is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Entertainers, Entertainment, Entrepreneurism, Food, Lifestyle, Music, Producers and Directors, Reality TV Stars, Speakers by Industry, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Jermaine "JD" Dupri travel from?

    Jermaine "JD" Dupri generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jermaine "JD" Dupri’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jermaine "JD" Dupri for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jermaine "JD" Dupri for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jermaine "JD" Dupri or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Jermaine "JD" Dupri is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jermaine "JD" Dupri for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Jermaine "JD" Dupri generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark Ronson, Sasha, Pharrell Williams, Adam Carolla and Finneas O'Connell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jermaine "JD" Dupri for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jermaine "JD" Dupri Speaker Videos

  • How Jermaine Dupri Became a Music Hall of Famer
    Jermaine Dupri’s discovery of rap duo Kris Kross at the age of 19 became the springboard for a 25-year career that has spawned 33 No. 1 hits across genres and an induction into the Songwriter’s...
    Jermaine Dupri | What's In Your Glass? | Carmelo Anthony
    Jumping on YouTube Live to share a glass with the Jermaine Dupri, to share a glass and talk about the state of the world.
  • Jermaine Dupri Shares His Unforgettable Life Stories
    In this Part 1 of 2, TI sits down with superstar CEO producer & music legend Jermaine Dupri. The Atlanta native opens up on the early years that shaped him. From touring at age 14 to Lisa 'Left Eye'...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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