Rapper + Actor
Born Nov 2, 1974
Age 39
Hometown United States
Net Worth $55 Million
Genres Hip hop + Pop mus...
Performed With St. Lunatics
Record Label Derrty Entertainment
Height 6' " (185 cm)

Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American Grammy Award winning hip hop artist, entrepreneur and occasional actor. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in 2000 with his debut album Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born on November 2, 1974.


2000 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in 2000 with his debut album Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit. … Read More
2001 - 2002 2 More Events
2003 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and had a supporting role in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. … Read More
Another number-one hit, "Shake Ya Tailfeather" won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.


2009 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 2009, Nelly made a public announcement in Las Vegas about the yet-to-be-titled album.
…  He was one of the owners of the Charlotte Bobcats, along with Robert L. Johnson and Michael Jordan until Jordan became the new owner in March 2010. … Read More
2011 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 24, 2011, Nelly released a mixtape titled O.E.M.O. (which stands for On Everything MO), which features guest performances from T.I., 2 Chainz, Bei Maejor, St. Lunatics and more.
2012 37 Years Old On July 4, 2012, via his Twitter, Nelly announced the title for his seventh studio album and revealed that Chris Brown is featured on "Marry Go Round", the first single from M.O.. … Read More
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