Jermaine Dupri

  1. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hil ...

  2. Jermaine Dupri Joins Mariah Carey's Management Team

    October 08, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and &qu ...

  3. SunTrust Files $1.9 Million Suit Against Jermaine Dupri, So So Def

    May 31, 2013 6:32 PM EDT Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def Productions are being sued for $1.9 million by SunTrust Banks for defaulting on a loan. Should the Grammy Award-winning producer be found at fault, he stands to lose the copyrights and royalties to many So So Def ...

  4. Overdose Suspected in Death of Kris Kross' Chris Kelly

    May 02, 2013 4:53 PM EDT The mother of rapper Chris Kelly told authorities in Atlanta her son became sick after taking cocaine and heroin on the night before he died, according to a police report. Kelly, half of the 1990s teen rap duo Kriss Kross, was found dead Wednesd ...

  5. Jermaine Dupri Calls The Late Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly 'Son I Never Had'

    May 02, 2013 12:30 PM EDT To famed producer Jermaine Dupri, who turned a pair of backwards pants-wearing teens from Atlanta into the hit-making force Kris Kross, the death of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly was like losing a son. Dupri released his first statement sinc ...

  6. Kris Kross: A Billboard Chart History

    May 02, 2013 12:21 AM EDT While Kris Kross' chart star burned relatively quickly in the early- to mid-'90s, it burned brightly, with the duo scoring one of rap's, and the entire rock era's, biggest hits with its debut single, "Jump."   The p ...

  7. Chris Kelly of Kris Kross Dead at 34

    May 01, 2013 10:10 PM EDT Rapper Chris Kelly of the group Kris Kross was found dead at his Atlanta home this evening, a rep for the Fulton Country Medical Examiner confirmed to Billboard. He was 34. Officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Kelly was found ...

  8. Backbeat: Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri Help Promote New Epic Artist, Former American Idol Contestant Leah Labelle

    May 11, 2012 1:00 PM EDT (L-R): Pharrell, Leah Labelle, Billboard magazine editor Joe Levy and Jermaine Dupri at the Billboard offices. (Photo: Billboard) Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri have joined forces to introduce and sonically guide Epic Records' newly sig ...

  9. BACKBEAT: Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Nelly and More Celebrate The MTV VMAs With ASCAP

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Team , along with Jermaine Dupri and his Ocean's 7, teamed up to celebrate ASCAP's 2010 VMA nominees at a pre-VMA party, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka. The event was held September 10 in Beverly Hills, Cailf ...

  10. After Writing Two Songs For Weezer's 'Raditude,' Jermaine Dupri Wants To Keep Rolling With Rock

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST When Rivers Cuomo penned the opening lyrics to Weezer's "Buddy Holly," he probably never imagined he'd be making a fan out of R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri. "When I heard Rivers saying, 'What' ...

  11. Reports: Jermaine Dupri Exits Island

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Less than two years after becoming president of Island Records Urban Music, Jermaine Dupri exited the post on Wednesday (Jan. 8), according to reports. The Island Records Urban division was created within the Island Def Jam Music Group a short tim ...

  12. R&B Briefs: Dupri, Connors, Beyonce

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Jermaine Dupri will receive the 2008 Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California on Dec. 8. Dupri, president of Island Records Urban Music, will join fellow honoree Earvin “Magic” Johnson for the cer ...

  13. Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request. After a long stin ...

  14. Music Publicist Patti Webster Pens Book

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Patti S. Webster, CEO of W&W Public Relations, has written her first book: “It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor from the Pulpit to the Pews.” Webster, whose client roster includes Patti LaBelle, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri and actress Ha ...

  15. Usher Splits With Manager, Publicist

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher has parted ways with his manager and publicist. In a short statement issued by LaFace/Zomba, it was announced that the artist "has dissolved his management arrangement with Benny Medina and has re-engaged Jonnetta Patton as his manager. ...

  16. Rapper Q Signs To Dupri's TAG Records

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MC Q will be the first artist on the burgeoning TAG label, which is headed by Island Urban president Jermaine Dupri. TAG, which was announced in April, is a joint venture between Island and household product manufacturer Proctor & Gamble to in ...

  17. Dupri To Lead TAG-Branded Record Label

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group and Procter & Gamble's TAG brand are teaming for a joint-venture hip-hop label, which will be led by Island Urban president Jermaine Dupri. "My goal is to find artists that have longevity written all over t ...

  18. Carey Renews Universal Pub Deal

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its worldwide administration agreement with five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey. The long-term deal includes Carey's interest in her catalog as well as future songs. "Mariah Carey is well kno ...

  19. Mariah's New 'Body' Of Work Due April 15

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey has dubbed her next effort "E=MC _," and will release it April 15 via Island/Def Jam. The R&B-leaning first single "Touch My Body" will hit U.S. radio outlets on Feb. 12. The set also features producers Jermain ...

  20. New Janet Jackson Album Due In February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will be released in February. The artist is also prepping a worldwide tour to promote the follow-up to 2006's "20 Y.O." In addition, Jackson has signed with the Wil ...

  21. Da Brat Arrested After Nightclub Dispute

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Da Brat was arrested early Thursday after a dispute with a waitress at a nightclub northeast of Atlanta. The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was charged with aggravated assault, said DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka P ...

  22. Dupri Biog, Compilation Ready To Land

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island's Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri is releasing both his autobiography and an album, "Y'all Know What This Is-The Hits" this October. Dupri's autobiography, "Young, Rich, And Dangerous: My Life in Music,&qu ...

  23. Dupri: Janet Jackson Inks With Island Urban

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson has followed her boyfriend Jermaine Dupri from Virgin to Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. "She's on Island, but it's more or less [Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid's] project," Dupri says. ...

  24. Dupri, Barker Launch Clothing Line

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jermaine Dupri, the newly installed president of Island Records Urban Music, is making his first foray into the fashion industry. The Grammy-winning songwriter/producer has united with Travis Barker (of Blink 182 and +44) and his clothing company ...

  25. Dupri To Be Named Island Urban President

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Industry sources have confirmed for Billboard that Universal Music Group will tomorrow announce (Feb. 7) Jermaine Dupri as president of urban music for Island Records. Dupri stepped down as president of urban music at Virgin in October 2006. At Vi ...

  26. Confirmed: Dupri Exits Virgin

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Became head of urban at the label last year. Jermaine Dupri—superproducer, rapper, and the boyfriend of Janet Jackson—has confirmed to Associated Press that he has quit as a top executive at Jackson's label, Virgin Records, amid disappointing ...

  27. Fans To Create New Janet Album Covers

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT '20 Years Old' is due Sept. 26. Janet Jackson is turning over the artwork for her upcoming album, "20 Years Old," to fans via a contest with Yahoo! Music. Beginning today (July 18) at noon PST, fans can download 33 images of Ja ...

  28. ASCAP Honors 50 Cent, Dupri

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cent and Jermaine Dupri were named songwriters of the year at the 19th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, held tonight (June 26) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. This 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri were named songw ...

  29. EMI Named Publisher Of Year At ASCAP Awards

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cent, Green Day among those honored. EMI Music Publishing was named publisher of the year at the 23rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held tonight (May 22) at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. It marked the 12th time that EMI, which had 1 ...

  30. EMI Launches U.S. Copy-Protected Plan

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music will kick off its commercial testing of copy-protected content in the United States with the July 19 release of Jermaine Dupri's "Jermaine Dupri Presents...Young, Fly & Flashy, Vol. 1," LOS ANGELES -- EMI Music wil ...

  31. EMI Launches U.S. Copy-Protected Plan With Dupri

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI will kick off its commercial testing of copy-protected content in the United States with the July 19 release of Jermaine Dupri's "Jermaine Dupri Presents...Young, Fly & Flashy, Vol. 1," source EMI will kick off its comme ...

  32. EMI Named Publisher Of The Year At ASCAP Awards

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's 'Hey Ya' grabs top song honors. EMI Music Publishing took home the coveted publisher of the year title at the 22nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held May 16 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. It marked t ...

  33. ASCAP To Honor Young, Dupri

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop awards will take place May 16. ASCAP will honor Neil Young and Jermaine Dupri at its 22nd annual Pop Music Awards on May 16 in Los Angeles. Young will receive the Founders Award, which honors pioneering songwriters. Past recipients include Elv ...

  34. Dupri To Helm New Virgin Urban Division

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jermaine Dupri, producer of three No. 1 hits from Usher's Confessions, has been appointed president of Virgin Records Urban Music, a new division at the label. Jermaine Dupri, producer of three No. 1 hits from Usher's Confessions, has be ...

  35. Virgin Names Dupri Urban Music Prez

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec brings So So Def to Virgin. Producer/artist/So So Def label head Jermaine Dupri has been tapped by Virgin Records to take over as president of the label's new Urban Music division. Dupri will be based in Atlanta and New York and report t ...

  36. Industry Mogul Dupri Buys Vodka Brand

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT So So Def CEO expands into liquor market. So So Def Recordings founder/CEO Jermaine Dupri is the latest hip-hop exec to enter the alcohol business, becoming an owner and partner of 3 Vodka Distilling Co. The brand's primary selling point is t ...

  37. Dupri Resigns As Recording Academy Chapter Prez

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing a "double standard," So So Def CEO/Arista senior VP Jermaine Dupri resigned today (Feb. 6) as president of the Atlanta chapter of the Recording Academy. Dupri says his resignation stems from th Citing a "double standard," ...