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Nelly

Nelly is a rapper. Born Cornell Haynes Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri, he first came to mainstream audiences with Country Grammar (2000), a mainstream success that set the stage for his breakthrough album, Nellyville. Nellyville established him as one of the most famous rappers in the early 2000s. The 2002 single Hot in Herre (see also quote in Nudity) was also tremendously popular, as was its follow-up, Dilemma, which featured vocals by Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child.

In early 2003, Nelly released the controversial single, Air Force Ones. MTV, MTV2, and VH1 refused to air the video due to product placement for the popular sneakers of the same name. Their sister station, BET, however played it in heavy rotation. It was also a moderate radio hit, although not on the level of its two massive predecessors.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Nelly Facts

Birth NameCornell Haynes Jr.
OccupationMusician
BirthdayNovember 2, 1978 (37)
SignScorpio
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Nelly compared to you?

Selected Filmography

A Date with Miss Fortune
Pelo Malo
Cairo 678
Bad Sport
Hip Hop Nation Volume 4
Disaster Playground
TK Kirkland: Are There Any Questions?
The Longest Yard
Barney: Let's Go To The Zoo
Snipes
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