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Nelly, also known as Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas and later moved to University City, Missouri. Nelly began his career in music with the group St. Lunatics and then released his solo album “Country Grammar” in 2000, which became a huge success, garnering him fans from all over the world.
Personal Life and Early Career
Nelly was raised in a low-income housing project in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended University City High School, where he was an average student and also played football. After high school, Nelly briefly attended the University of Missouri in Columbia before dropping out to pursue music.
Nelly has been private about his personal life but has been in a long-term relationship with Shantel Jackson since 2014. He has four children, two from a previous relationship and two with Jackson.
Music Discography and Reputation
Throughout his career, Nelly has released seven studio albums, including “Country Grammar”, “Nellyville”, “Sweat”, “Suit”, “Brass Knuckles”, “5.0”, and “M.O.”. He has also released numerous singles, including “Hot in Herre”, “Ride wit Me”, “Dilemma”, and “Just a Dream”. His music has sold over 21 million records in the United States and 50 million records worldwide.
Nelly has been praised for his unique blend of hip-hop and pop music, as well as his ability to connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He has won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards and five Billboard Music Awards, and has been nominated for several others.
If you are interested in contacting Nelly, you can do so through his social media accounts. He can be found on Twitter (@Nelly_Mo), Instagram (@nelly), and Facebook (Nelly). You can also visit his official website (Nelly Website) for more information about his music and upcoming concerts.
Nelly’s net worth varies depending on the currency used. As of 2023, his net worth in US dollars is estimated to be $40 million. In Nigerian naira, his net worth is approximately ₦16.5 billion, while in Canadian dollars, his net worth is around CAD 51 million. In Ghana cedi, his net worth is approximately GHS 234 million, in Kenya shilling, his net worth is around KSH 4.3 billion, and in South Africa rand, his net worth is approximately ZAR 574 million. In Uganda shilling, his net worth is around UGX 147 billion, and in Indian rupee, his net worth is approximately INR 2.9 billion.
Awards and Nominations
Over the course of his career, Nelly has received numerous awards and nominations for his music. Some notable awards include:
– Grammy Awards: Best Male Rap Solo Performance for “Hot in Herre” (2003), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Dilemma” (2003), and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Shake Ya Tailfeather” (2004).
– Billboard Music Awards: Top Pop Songs Artist (2002), Male Artist of the Year (2003), and Hip-Hop/R&B Artist of the Year (2003).
– BET Awards: Best Male Hip-Hop Artist (2003) and Viewer’s Choice Award for “Grillz” (2006).
Nelly’s success in the music industry has made him one of the most recognizable and influential figures in hip-hop and pop culture. His unique style and captivating performances continue to captivate audiences across the globe.