Nelly, Date of Birth, Place of Birth



American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Missouri

Date of Birth: 02-Nov-1974

Place of Birth: Austin, Texas, United States

Profession: actor, composer, entrepreneur, singer, record producer, musician, songwriter, rapper, film producer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Nelly

  • Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
  • (born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St.
  • Louis, Missouri.
  • Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St.
  • Lunatics in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999.
  • Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the featured title-track and the single "Ride wit Me" were top ten hits.
  • The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one.
  • Country Grammar is Nelly's best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States.
  • His following album, Nellyville, produced the number-one hits "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" (featuring Kelly Rowland).
  • Other singles included "Work It" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Air Force Ones" (featuring Murphy Lee and St.
  • Lunatics), "Pimp Juice" and "#1". With the same-day dual release of Sweat, Suit (2004) and the compilation Sweatsuit (2006), Nelly continued to generate many chart-topping hits.
  • Sweat debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 342,000 copies in its first week.
  • In the same week of release, Suit debuted at number one, selling around 396,000 copies in its first week on the same chart.
  • Nelly's fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, was released on September 16, 2008, after several delays.
  • It produced the singles "Party People" (featuring Fergie), "Stepped on My J'z" (featuring Jermaine Dupri and Ciara) and "Body on Me" (featuring Akon and Ashanti).
  • In 2010, Nelly released the album 5.0.
  • The lead single, "Just a Dream", was certified triple platinum in the United States.
  • It included the singles "Move That Body" (featuring T-Pain and Akon) and "Gone" (a sequel to the 2002 single "Dilemma" in collaboration with Kelly Rowland). Nelly won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and had a supporting role in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
  • He has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms.
  • He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as "one of the biggest stars of the new millennium", and the RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with 21 million albums sold in the United States.
  • On December 11, 2009, Billboard ranked Nelly the number three Top Artist of the Decade.

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