Nelly life and career
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. known as Nelly was born on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas, United States. He was born in the house of Cornell Haynes Sr. and Rhonda Mack. They separated when Nelly was young and moved with his mother to University City. Nelly started his career in his school time by founding a band named St. Lunatics with Ali, Murphy, City Spud, and Kyjuan. They became popular with their song Gimme What Ya Got. After this Nelly went on his career as a solo and signed a contract with Universal Records. He hit the US Billboard 200 top with his debut solo Country Grammar and is the most famous with 10 million copies sold. His first album released in 2002 Nellyville also hit the top US Billboard 200 and other countries’ charts. The following year, he played the role of ‘Earl Megget’ in the comedy film ‘The Longest Yard’. The film was a huge success at the box office. The same year he released his fifth studio album ‘Brass Knuckles’ which again was an incredible success for him. As of 2020, Nelly’s net worth is $65 Million. Nelly is a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and occasional actor.
|Net worth||$65 Million|
|Profession||Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Occasional Actor|
|Birthday||2 November 1974|
|Father||Cornell Hynes Sr|
|Real name||Cornell Haynes Jr.|
Nelly’s artistry defined by Peter Shapiro as ”unforgettable hooks based on schoolyard songs, double-dutch chants, and nonsense rhymes” and All Music says it shows the locality of Nelly’s and where he has come from ”Nelly’s locale certainly informs his rapping style, which is as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which is as much Southern drawl as Midwestern twang”. Nelly says about his writing as making it light in How To Rap book.
Nelly other ventures
Nelly made deal with Nike in 2003 on releasing the limited edition of shoes called Air Derry. After Nike Nelly made a deal with Reebok. He has also appeared in ads of different products like Got Milk? and Ford Motor. Nelly opened a brand of energy drink in 2003 named Pimp Juice that sold one million cans in just two months of starting. Nelly also has two brands of clothing for ladies Apple Bottoms and Vokal for men.
Nelly philanthropy and impact
Nelly runs a non-profit organization named 4Sho4Kids Foundation. He started a campaign against Leukemia with his sister and spread awareness about the transplantation of bone marrow. His sister lost her against leukemia in 2005 two years after the campaign. Nelly started fundraising in 2007 to help students and sent two students on scholarship for a decade. He also launched Do Something campaign to tackle the hunger in which he collected one million pound food for the holiday season.
Nelly legal issues
Nelly was abducted by the Police in 2015 for having drugs like marijuana and also had guns during his trip on Tennessee Highway. He was booked for Putnam jail and then released on bail. He has also had allegations of not paying tax in 2016 of $2.4 million by the IRS. The rapper is accused of assaulting rape against a girl during his tour in Seattle but charges were not proved and he was released on bail.
Following are some of the best songs by Nelly, Country Grammar (2000), Nellyville (2002), Sweat (2004), Suit (2004), Brass Knuckles (2008), 5.0 (2010) and M.O. (2013).
Following are some of the movies in which Nelly has worked, in 2001 Snipes as Prolifk a Lead role, in 2005 The Longest Yard as Earl Megget a Supporting role and also sang on the soundtrack, in 2014 Reach Me as E-Ruption a Supporting role.
On TV the following are some of the appearances.
From 2008–2009 in CSI: NY as Terrence Davis for 4 episodes.
From 2011 on 90210 as Himself for a cameo appearance in Episode: “Revenge with the Nerd”.
From 2011–13 in T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle as Himself for a cameo appearance; season 1, episode 3 “America’s Sweetheart”, next cameo appearance in season 2, episodes 2 “Birthday Bash”.
In 2012 on The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep as Himself on a Reality television show.
From 2013–16 on Real Husbands of Hollywood as himself Recurring role, 39 episodes.
From 2014–15 on Nellyville as Himself on reality television.
From 2017–present on The Platinum Life as Himself on Reality television.
Nelly was born on 2 November 1974 in Austin, Texas, USA.
November 2 is the birthday of Nelly.
45 years is the age of Nelly.
Nelly is 1.73 m tall.
Nelly weighs 83 kg.
Nelly got his education from University City High School.
Nelly is a Rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and occasional actor.
Nelly had on and off relationships but in 2014 he married Shantel Jackson and they are together since then. She is a model.
Nelly has two kids. He has a daughter and a son, Chanelle Haynes, born in 1994, and Cornell Haynes III born in 1999.
Nelly is considered to be the highest-selling of the world with 21 million copies sold. He has been awarded 60 awards. He has 3 Grammys, 9 Billboard Music Awards, 4 Teen Choice Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 2 Soul Train and 1 BET award. He has also been nominated 9 times for Grammys and Billboard Awards.
Nelly which company for work
As of 2018, Nelly had signed a contract with Columbia Records. He also his clothing brands named Apple Bottoms and Vokal.
Nelly is married to Shantel Jackson and had two kids’ daughter and a son, Chanelle Haynes, born in 1994, and Cornell Haynes III born in 1999.
Cornell Hynes Sr was Nelly’s father and Rhonda Mack was his mother. His father was in the US air force and his parents separated when he was 7. He moved with his mother to University City.
Nelly has two siblings. Lavell Webb is known by his stage name City Spud was born on August 31, 1975. His brother is also a rapper and a record producer and member of hip-hop group St.Lunatics. His sister’s Jackie Donahue was born on 20 June 1973. She had Leukemia and died in 2005.
Following are some of the albums by Nelly, Nellyville (2002), Sweat (2004), Suit (2004), Brass Knuckles (2008), 5.0 (2010) and M.O. (2013)
Nelly best albums
The following are some of the best albums by Nelly, Nellyville (2002), Sweat (2004), Suit (2004), 5.0 (2010) and M.O. (2013)
Nelly best songs
Country Grammar, Ride Wit Me, nelly hot in here, air force ones, dilemma, my place, over and over, tilt ya head back, flap your wings, grillz (dirty), wadsyaname, party people, body on me, one & only and dilemma are best hits songs by nelly.
Chanelle Haynes, born in 1994 is the daughter of Nelly.
Cornell Haynes III born in 1999 is the son of Nelly.
Nelly has been around girls like Kelly Rowland in 2002, Nicole Narain in 2004 and Shantel Jackson in 2014.
Nelly is an American
Nelly’s religion is not known.
Nelly house and residence
Nelly has three homes in St. Louis, Missouri area.
Nelly real and nicknames
Nelly is the nickname and his real name is Cornell Haynes Jr.
Nelly zodiac sign
Scorpio is his zodiac sign
Nelly interesting facts
- The real name of Nelly is Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr
- He was born on November 24, 1974.
- He was born in Texas, where his father was in a military
- His parents divorced when he was just merely seven years old.
- Nelly moved with his mother from St. Louis to University City, Missouri as a teenager.
- While still in high school, Nelly formed the St. Lunatics, a hip hop group that enjoyed local popularity with their single “Gimme What Ya Got.”
- Furthermore, he made his mind to go to solo.
- He was signed to Universal Music Group by A&R Kevin Law.
- Nelly released his second mixtape, entitled Scorpio Season, on November 2, 2012.
- His significant movie role came in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
- He also signed a deal with a shoe brand Reebok.