Jermaine Dupri's Global 14 Social Network Reaches 50,000 Membership
February 17, 2016 at 12:23 PM (PT)
Renaissance man JERMAINE DUPRI's social media network, GLOBAL 14, has officially reached the 50,000 member mark.
“If you love music, love to make music, movies, cars, girls, fashion, production, and tech, this is the place for you," said DUPRI. "Why be on a site that's talking about what you're not concerned with?"
GLOBAL 14 attaches itself to DUPRI’s music, celebrity and brand, while taking advantage of his influence on other producers, songwriters, artists and creative people. The site features nearly 500 discussion groups with topics ranging from dating and relationships, to cooking, education, music and sex.
DUPRI originally got his start as a dancer for the hip-hop group WHODINI when he was 12. He later formed the teen duo KRIS KROSS after meeting CHRIS KELLY and CHRIS SMITH at a local mall in 1991. DUPRI established his own record label, SO SO DEF RECORDINGS, in 1993. Shortly after, he discovered female R&B group XSCAPE at a festival in ATLANTA and signed them to the label. He also worked with female rapper DA BRAT, and, in 1995, he collaborated with MARIAH CAREY for the first time on the chart-topping single, "Always Be My Baby." He contributed to several of her albums, most notably working with her on 2005's "The Emancipation Of Mimi," and its #1 hit, "We Belong Together," which remained on top for 14 non-consecutive weeks, the second longest in U.S. chart history, behind her 1996 collaboration with BOYZ II MEN, "One Sweet Day". He has also made a contribution to R&B singer USHER's career, producing many songs from his albums "My Way," "8701" and "Confessions."