Grammy-winning rapper and actor Nelly, born Cornell Ital Haynes Jr., is one of the most popular and successful rap stars of the last decade. Originally from St. Louis, Nelly has earned a considerable fortune through not only music and film, but also entrepreneurial ventures and investments. He has been signed to Universal Records since 1999, after garnering industry attention with his original rap group St. Lunatics.
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His debut album brought him immediate success in 2000. The album “Country Grammar” is his best-selling album to date, with over 8 million records sold in America alone. His follow up “Nellyville” once again produced huge singles for the artists, including “Hot in Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Work It,” and “Dilemma.” Nelly won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004. He also made his debut on the big screen in 2005, starring in a remake of “The Longest Yard,” alongside comedy heavyweights Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.
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Meanwhile, his rap career continued garnering huge hits throughout the decade. His double album, one titled “Sweat” and the other “Suit,” performed well on the charts. “Sweat” was aimed at a more R&B oriented audience, while “Suit” was a hip hop album in the style of his earlier and most popular work. He also had a huge crossover hit in 2004, “Over and Over,” recorded with country music star Tim McGraw. Nelly’s net worth is estimated at about $55 million in 2013. Nelly has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. The artist also has many very profitable endorsement deals with huge corporations such as Ford Motors.
Nelly is a rapper who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 2, 1974. Nelly’s full birth name is Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. Nelly has two children, Chanelle and Cornell Haynes III. Nelly has taken care of his sister’s two children after she died from cancer in 2005. Nelly has never been married.
Nelly began his music career in 2000 when he released his debut album, “Country Grammar.” Nelly became an instant success after the release of “Country Grammar.” His debut album went on to sell more than 8.5 million copies in the United States, which made it the 9th best selling rap album of all-time. Nelly had another hit album when he released “Nellyville” in June 2002. “Nellyville” sold just under 6.5 million copies in the United States to become the 14th best selling rap album of all-time. His work on “Nellyville” also delivered a Grammy Award. Nelly won Best Male Rap Solo Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards for the song “Hot in Herre.” He won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2004 Grammy Awards for his work on the song “Shake Ya Tailfeather.” Nelly has released seven albums in his career. He has also appeared in the films “The Longest Yard,” “Reach Me” and “A Fall from Grace.” Nelly started filming a reality television showed called “Nellyville” in 2015.
Nelly has an estimated net worth of $60 million. While Nelly has completed an album and a reality television show in 2013 and 2014, his salary for the last two years in unknown.
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