(born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. 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 title-track was a top ten hit.The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one.Other singles included "Work It" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Air Force Ones" (featuring Murphy Lee and St. 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.On November 13, 2010, Nelly appeared on the Pacquiao vs. In August 2012, Nelly became a coach on The CW Television Network's new show The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep, along with Gloria Estefan, John Rich and Joe Jonas.
Margarito pay-per-view, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Nelly released his second mixtape, entitled Scorpio Season, on November 2, 2012.The label released his debut album Country Grammar in 2000.The success of its title track as a single (#7 on the Hot 100 and No. I."; "Ride wit Me", featuring City Spud; and "Batter Up", featuring the St. In 2003 Nelly released Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention.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).He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as "one of the biggest stars of the new millennium", Nelly moved with his mother from St. Nelly decided to go solo, after a major record deal failed to appear.