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About Nelly

However you feel about Nelly at this point, his debut album Country Grammar will forever remain a historical contribution to the rap game, peaking at the top of the Billboard 200 in 2000 and selling more than 8 million copies worldwide. Since forming the St. Lunatics with Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan and City Spud (his brother) in 1993, he’s gone on to become the fourth-best selling rapper in American history, with 21 million U.S. album sales to date, as per the RIAA. Throughout his career, the three-time GRAMMY award winner has worked with Kelly Rowland, T.I., Ashanti, Justin Timberlake, Fergie, Pharrell Williams, Jermaine Dupri, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, T-Pain, Whitney Houston, Missy Elliot, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Mariah Carey, Andre 3000, R. Kelly, Chris Brown, Three 6 Mafia, Talib Kweli and countless others. Most recently, he released a new album titled M.O., hosted Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry’s first public appearance and defended Drake’s singing ability. Stay tuned.

Facts Only

  • Although a St. Louis, Missouri representative, Nelly was born in Austin, Texas.
  • He founded and operates the 4Sho4Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization.
  • Nelly is a former owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • He dabbles in acting, having appeared in The Longest Yard, CSI: NY and 90210.
  • He participated in the 2007 World Series Of Poker, as well as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and PokerStars European Poker Tour.

Top Songs

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  • M.O. 2013
  • 5.0 2010
  • Brass Knuckles 2008
  • Sweatsuit 2005
  • Sweat 2004
  • Suit 2004
  • Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention) 2003
  • Hot In Herre 2002
  • Nellyville 2002
  • Ride Wit Me 2001
  • (Hot S+++) Country Grammar 2000
  • Country Grammar 2000
  • E.I. 2000


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