Soul Train Awards 2023: 5 of Jermaine Dupri’s Most Memorable and Soulful Collaborations

The Atlanta native is responsible for some of the biggest R&B records in music history.


At the "Soul Train Awards" 2023, Grammy Award-winning super producer Jermaine Dupri surprised viewers with a soulful performance alongside veteran singer and songwriter Muni Long. Together, they delivered an exceptional rendition of Long's latest single, "Made For Me," captivating audiences during last month's ceremony.

Jermaine is a visionary producer and music mogul whose influence permeates the R&B landscape. Over three decades, this Atlanta native has cultivated an extraordinary legacy, contributing to some of the most iconic R&B collaborations in music history. In celebration of this year's event, rediscover Jermaine Dupri's musical prowess by exploring five of his most memorable and soulful collaborations.      


  • Bow Wow featuring Ciara - “Like You”

    Jermaine’s collaboration with Bow Wow and Ciara resulted in this catchy 2005 R&B anthem, “Like You.”

  • Mariah Carey - “We Belong Together”

    It’s always a hit when Jermaine and Mariah Carey unite on a track. In 2005, the duo released  the emotional ballad “We Belong Together” and earned several Grammy nominations, including a 2006 win for “Best R&B Song.”

  • Usher & Alicia Keys - “My Boo”

    Jermaine’s collaboration with Usher and Alicia Keys birthed this timeless duet, highlighting the producer’s knack for creating soulful melodies.

  • Monica “The First Night”

    The collaboration between Jermaine and Monica brought forth the soulful track 1998 classic “The First Night.” The record notably samples of Diana Ross's 1976 hit song “Love Hangover.”

  • Usher - “You Make Wanna”

    Usher and Jermaine have been creating hits together since the 90s. For his sophomore album “My Way” the duo, along with Manuel Seal, released the guitar-led R&B track “You Make Wanna.” The song played a huge role in Usher’s career and contributed to his rise in music. 

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