Cornell Haynes, Jr (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and entrepreneur. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly made his solo debut in 2000 with Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at #1. 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 the St. Lunatics, "Pimp Juice", and "#1".
- Born: Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (1974-11-02) November 2, 1974 (age 45) Austin, Texas, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, investor
- Years active: 1993–present
- Net worth: US$ 60 million (2018) [ citation needed ]
- Children: 2
- Family: City Spud (half-brother)
- Awards: List of awards and nominations
- Genres: Hip hop
- Instruments: Vocals
- Labels: Derrty, Universal Motown, Universal Republic, Republic , Columbia
- Associated acts: St. Lunatics, Ocean's 7, Akon, Ashanti, Avery Storm, Florida Georgia Line, Kelly Rowland, T.I., Yo Gotti
- Website: Nelly.net
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