Nelly Nelly
Rapper, actor
Nelly Nelly
Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He has performed with Southern hip hop 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.
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Nelly's personal information overview.
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Twitter Users Show Donald Trump Exactly Why The Media Is #NotTheEnemy
Huffington Post - 10 days
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On the Culture Front: Music from the Underground, Part 9
Huffington Post - 15 days
Photo courtesy of Tyson Amir Bay Area musician and activist Tyson Amir has distilled a powerful essay's worth of ideas on race and culture into a four-minute spoken word poem that brings to mind the angry power of Beat Generation poet Alan Ginsberg and contemporary musician Saul Williams. Like many artists with activists souls, dating at least back to Paul Robeson, Amir believes in art as a tool for social change. Taken from his book, "Black Boy Poems," which was released on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Party, "Between Huey and Malcolm" charts a history of repression and struggle that's long from won. Ignited by a quote from Black Panthers founder Huey Newton, "I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images." Amir mentions Michael Vick and George Zimmerman among others to contrast how the definition of justice isn't colorblind. His visceral imagery and gathering rhythm feel like the banging of the drums of war. A deep unease and unsettleme ...
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Best of 2017 Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which ran January 5-16, can be counted upon to screen those foreign films that have garnered distribution and awards and nominations, such as my Top Ten lister Neruda by Pablo Larrain, the James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck or The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to his brilliant A Separation. One can only hope that the following worthy foreign films also get more attention, beyond the festival circuit: A Man Called Ove (Hannes Holm/Sweden) Adapted from Fredrik Backman's best-selling book, Holm's wry, charming tale of a cranky, exacting widower grows into a story deeply moving by its end. Learning why Ove (Rolf Lassgard) is as hilariously bitter as he is becomes a psychological detective story that should wring tears from even the most hard-hearted. Nelly (Anne Emond/Canada) Nelly Arcan was a Montreal sex worker whose semi-autobiographical novel Whore proved to be a scandalous sensation. Emon ...
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Nelly Furtado's 2017 comeback: career recap in five music videos
Yahoo News - 2 months
The Canadian singer is set to make a comeback in 2017 with a new album called "The Ride." The video accompanying the "Maneater" singer's single, "Pipe Dreams," taken from the upcoming album, has now been released on the YouTube channel of American magazine, Pitchfork. In the year 2000, the young Nelly Furtado burst onto the pop scene with the single, "I'm Like A Bird," which was a hit worldwide. Riding high on her initial success, Nelly Furtado wanted her second album, "Folklore," to reflect and celebrate her Portuguese origins.
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This might be your new favorite seafood chowder recipe
LATimes - 4 months
Rich and creamy, with large pieces of firm white fish, shrimp, scallops and tender vegetables, it’s hard to beat a hearty bowl of chowder. This recipe, from Durty Nelly’s Irish pub in Nova Scotia, makes a generous amount — enough if you’re serving family or company — and the flavors continue to...
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Jaden Smith Bought Mom Jada Pinkett Smith Gold 'Grillz' For Her Birthday, Because Of Course He Did
Huffington Post - 5 months
Most kids would buy their mothers chocolates or flowers on her birthday, but if your kid is Jaden Smith, you get gold “grillz.”  On Tuesday, Jada Pinkett Smith decided to show off the new bling she received from her Twitter philosopher son, and somehow, they look amazing on her.  Seriously, only Jada could rock these grills and look this good. As Nelly would say, she’s got a “smile on the rocks.”  When your son buys you grillz for your 45th birthday:) pic.twitter.com/Crysr6T3nf — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 20, 2016 Pinkett Smith talked about her new accessory during her appearance on “Live with Kelly” Tuesday morning.  “He literally had to bring a jeweler to the house, and I had to get a mold on my mouth,” she said. “Then they took the mold and they made gold grills.” Even though she didn’t ask for the grills, the actress revealed that the rule for gifts at the Smith household is to “get what you want the person to have versus trying to ...
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Jaden Smith Bought Mom Jada Pinkett Smith Gold 'Grillz' For Her Birthday, Because Of Course He Did
Huffington Post - 5 months
Most kids would buy their mothers chocolates or flowers on her birthday, but if your kid is Jaden Smith, you get gold “grillz.”  On Tuesday, Jada Pinkett Smith decided to show off the new bling she received from her Twitter philosopher son, and somehow, they look amazing on her.  Seriously, only Jada could rock these grills and look this good. As Nelly would say, she’s got a “smile on the rocks.”  When your son buys you grillz for your 45th birthday:) pic.twitter.com/Crysr6T3nf — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 20, 2016 Pinkett Smith talked about her new accessory during her appearance on “Live with Kelly” Tuesday morning.  “He literally had to bring a jeweler to the house, and I had to get a mold on my mouth,” she said. “Then they took the mold and they made gold grills.” Even though she didn’t ask for the grills, the actress revealed that the rule for gifts at the Smith household is to “get what you want the person to have versus trying to ...
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Rapper Nelly reportedly in financial hot water
CNN - 5 months
Nelly is reportedly facing a $2.4 million tax lien -- so fans are trying to help him out by streaming his music,
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Fans Stream 'Hot In Herre' On Repeat To Save Nelly From Tax Debt
NPR - 6 months
Nelly, who had a Billboard No. 1 hit with "Hot in Herre," has been hit with a federal tax lien of nearly $2.5 million, according to TMZ. Now, fans are streaming the song on repeat to help ease Nelly's tax burden. A writer for Spin magazine estimated fans would have to stream "Hot in Herre" at least 287 million times to cover the lien.
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Wednesday's Morning Email: Colin Powell Calls Trump A "National Disgrace" In Hacked Personal Emails
Huffington Post - 6 months
TOP STORIES RUSSIAN HACKERS HAVE A MEDIA FIELD DAY DCLeaks.com, which has reported Russian ties, obtained copies of former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s personal emails. Powell calls GOP nominee Donald Trump a “national disgrace,” takes issue with being dragged into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, calls Benghazi a “witch-hunt,” and criticizes Donald Rumsfeld with Condoleezza Rice. Russian hackers also claimed responsibility for hacking and releasing the information of top U.S. athletesfrom the World Anti-Doping Agency. [Ryan Grenoble, HuffPost] THE MIDDLE CLASS IS FINALLY FEELING AN ECONOMIC BOOST “According to the report, median household income rose by 5.2 percent, from $53,700 to $56,500. This is the largest increase the Census Bureau has ever recorded.” [Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost] COMPOUNDING THE EPIPEN PRICING SCANDAL New Wall Street Journal analysis shows Mylan had the “second-highest executive compensation among all U.S. drug and biotech firms over th ...
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We Can Solve Nelly's Tax Dilemma If We Just Keep Streaming His Music
Huffington Post - 6 months
Nelly better get ready to sell his “Grillz” and “Air Force Ones,” because it looks like the rapper has a big “Dilemma” on his hands. TMZ reported Tuesday that the rapper, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., owes millions of dollars in unpaid taxes, allegedly getting hit with a $2,412,283 federal tax lien. The website also reported that Nelly owes his home state of Missouri $149,511 in unpaid taxes, dating back to 2013, which The Huffington Post can confirm.  It’s unclear why the 41-year-old has yet to pay his taxes, but it has been more than a decade since the rapper had a No. 1 album, and his last hit in the U.S. was 2010’s “Just a Dream.”  Spin had the brilliant idea to help the rapper generate some revenue and capitalize on all the nostalgia surrounding the early aughts right now. According to the site, if everyone bands together and streams Nelly’s 2000 hit “Hot in Herre” 287,176,547 times we can help him with his tax dilemma. (Spotify recently said they pay ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nelly
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    In 2016, it was reported that Nelly owed over $ 2,000,000 in back taxes to the IRS giving them enough to take his property.
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  • 2015
    Age 40
    On May 8, 2015, Nelly teamed up with Mike and Ike candy after a halt in collaborating a year earlier.
    More Details Hide Details He and the owners of Mike and Ike released a movie trailer the same day titled "The Return of Mike and Ike" describing the split and reunion. Nelly runs the non-profit organization 4Sho4Kids Foundation. The Jes Us 4 Jackie campaign began in March 2003 by Nelly and his sister Jackie Donahue after Donahue was diagnosed with leukemia. The campaign attempts to educate African Americans and other minorities about the need for bone marrow transplants, and to register more donors. Donahue lost her battle with leukemia on March 24, 2005, almost two years after the campaign began. In 2010, Nelly endorsed Do Something's Tackle Hunger campaign. In a public service announcement he filmed for the cause, Nelly challenged teens to fight hunger by collecting one million pounds of food for the holiday season.
    He made bond on Saturday April 11, 2015 and was released on bail.
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    On Friday April 10, 2015, Nelly's tour bus was interrupted by a traffic stop because of non-conforming U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association stickers and subsequently searched by Tennessee state troopers which netted methamphetamine, marijuana, over 100 ziplock bags and numerous handguns, including a gold-plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol.
    More Details Hide Details Nelly was officially booked into the Putnam County Jail, was charged with felony possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    In November 2014, Nelly aired his own TV show titled Nellyville, based off the title of his second studio album, which is about his career and raising his four kids.
    More Details Hide Details The show finished airing its second season. Nelly's rapping style has been described by Peter Shapiro as using "unforgettable hooks based on schoolyard songs, double-dutch chants, and nonsense rhymes" and has a "Missouri twang". AllMusic suggests Nelly's style is based largely on where he comes 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 explains his method of writing in the book How to Rap, describing how he freestyles most of the lyrics before going back over them to "make it a little tighter", he generally writes in the studio rather than at home, he normally comes up with a chorus for a song before writing the verses, and he likes to write to the music he will be rapping over. AllMusic also notes his "tongue-twisting" hooks, which are also often sung rather than rapped.
    He played Officer Glen Donner in the 2014 thriller film A Fall from Grace.
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  • 2013
    Age 38
    Nelly's next single "Get Like Me" featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell was released on iTunes July 2, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details As of 2015, Nelly currently stars in his own TV show Nellyville, which began airing November 2014 and finished airing its second season. The series airs on BET and is about Nelly's music and acting career and raising his four kids. On August 6, 2015, Nelly premiered a new single titled "The Fix", was released to retailers August 14, 2015 on his label he started called "RECORDS". In an interview with Big Boy on 92.3, Nelly stated there may or may not be a new album following his new music.
    In April 2013, a remix of "Cruise", the breakthrough single of country music duo Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly, was released.
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    In February 2013, Nelly released "Hey Porsche", the lead single from his seventh studio album M.O..
    More Details Hide Details The song peaked at number forty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit the top ten in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    Nelly released his second mixtape, entitled Scorpio Season, on November 2, 2012.
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    In August 2012, Nelly became a coach on The CW Television Network's new show The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep, along with Gloria Estefan, John Rich and Joe Jonas.
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    On July 4, 2012, via his Twitter, Nelly announced his seventh studio album would be titled M.O..
    More Details Hide Details He also revealed that American singer Chris Brown is featured on a song titled "Marry Go Round", taken from M.O..
  • 2011
    Age 36
    On December 24, 2011, Nelly released his first ever official solo mixtape, entitled O.E.MO, which stands for "On Everything MO".
    More Details Hide Details The mixtape features guest appearances from T.I., 2 Chainz, Bei Maejor, St. Lunatics and more.
  • 2010
    Age 35
    On November 13, 2010, Nelly appeared on the Pacquiao vs. Margarito pay-per-view, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "Gone" is the sequel to Nelly's 2002 worldwide number-one single "Dilemma", also with Rowland, and serves as third single from Nelly's album.
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    The song entered the Canadian Hot 100 in August 2010, at number 32 It debuted in Australia (ARIA Charts) on the Singles Chart at number 3, in New Zealand Singles Charts at number 29, and in Switzerland (Media Control AG) at number 52.
    More Details Hide Details The second single "Move That Body", which features T-Pain and Akon, was released on October 12, 2010. The song made its first chart appearance debuting on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 54 and has reached a current peak at number 29 in Australia. Nelly is featured on the second single by singer Mohombi entitled "Miss Me", produced by RedOne.
    In May 2010, Nelly confirmed that the title of the album was 5.. The album was released on November 16, 2010. The album's lead single "Just a Dream" was released on August 17, 2010, through iTunes along with the promotional single "Tippin' In da Club". The two songs were released to Mainstream and Rhythm/Crossover radio on August 10, 2010. "Just a Dream" made its first chart appearance debuting on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 12 and peaking at number 3 in its fourth week.
    More Details Hide Details The song also debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, selling 888,000 downloads in its first week. "Just a Dream" is Nelly's highest-charting song since his 2005 single "Grillz" and debuted at number 7 on the Billboard Rap Songs.
    In April 2010, Nelly's cousin Michael Johnson was murdered in Missouri, Nelly said that he delayed releasing the album because of this.
    More Details Hide Details Guests featured on the album were, T-Pain, Chris Brown, Akon, Plies, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Birdman, DJ Khaled, Avery Storm and Diddy-Dirty Money.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    In October 2009, Nelly did an interview with SOHH.com and said that the album was going to be released sometime in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with Semtex TV, Nelly told reporters that he planned to release the album under the name Nelly.
    In the summer of 2009, Nelly made a public announcement in Las Vegas about the yet-to-be-titled album.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Tsunami Aid: A Concert for Hope, a 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake benefit concert special produced by NBC, featured Nelly.
    More Details Hide Details In the winter of 2005 came Sweatsuit, a compilation of tracks from Sweat and Suit with three new tracks. "Grillz", produced by Jermaine Dupri, was a number-one hit. To date both albums have sold over 5 million units in the United States. Brass Knuckles was released on September 16, 2008, after several delays, Initial release dates for the album targeted October 16 and November 13. Its original lead single was "Wadsyaname", a ballad-oriented track produced by Ron "NEFF-U" Feemstar and sampling the piano riff from "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo. Nelly later confirmed that "Wadsyaname" was never going to be on Brass Knuckles. Nelly recorded "Party People", featuring Fergie and produced by Polow da Don, which turned out to be his first official single off the album. "Stepped on My J'z" was the next single, produced by Jermaine Dupri and featuring Dupri and Ciara; following that was "Body on Me", produced by Akon and featuring Akon and Ashanti. Nelly appeared on Rick Ross's third single, "Here I Am", which also featured label mate Avery Storm.
    On the 2004 NBC television concert special Tim McGraw: Here and Now, McGraw and Nelly performed the song.
    More Details Hide Details A feud with another St. Louis-based rapper, Chingy, came up near the end of the year.
    On September 14, 2004, Nelly released two albums, Sweat and Suit.
    More Details Hide Details Suit, an R&B-oriented album, debuted at number one on the Billboard albums chart, and Sweat, a rap-oriented album, debuted at number two. From Suit, the slow ballad "Over and Over", an unlikely duet with country music star Tim McGraw, became a crossover hit.
    Another number-one hit, "Shake Ya Tailfeather" won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
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  • 2003
    Age 28
    In 2003 Nelly released Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention.
    More Details Hide Details It featured the hit single "Iz U" from the soundtrack to Walt Disney's The Haunted Mansion. The music video of a Tip Drill Remix became a source of controversy due to perceptions of misogynistic depictions of women. The controversy forced Nelly to cancel an appearance at a bone marrow drive at Spelman College, an historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia. Similar claims of misogyny also surrounded Nelly's single "Pimp Juice". RIAA have certified the album Platinum. For the Bad Boys II soundtrack album, Nelly contributed the single "Shake Ya Tailfeather" featuring Diddy and Murphy Lee.
    This album was highly successful and was certified 6x multi-platinum on June 27, 2003. "Hot in Herre" won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance in 2003.
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    Nelly 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.
    More Details Hide Details He has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as "one of the biggest stars of the new millennium", and the RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with 21 million albums sold in the United States. On December 11, 2009, Billboard ranked Nelly the number three Top Artist of the Decade. Nelly was born in Austin, Texas, where his father was serving in the military. When he was seven, his parents divorced. 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 who enjoyed local popularity with their single "Gimme What Ya Got". Nelly decided to go solo, after a major record deal failed to appear. He was signed to Universal Music Group by A&R Kevin Law. Law told HitQuarters that very few people at the record company liked Nelly when he was first signed, with the feedback he received from his colleagues on the rapper's music being "extraordinarily negative". Nelly was unusual for being a rapper from the Midwest at a time when the hip-hop scenes were centered around the East Coast, West Coast and the South. The label used this to their advantage by branding Nelly as a star of the Midwest, hoping to inspire pride in the people of St Louis and the surrounding region.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    In 2002, Nelly's second album Nellyville was released, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 Music Albums; its lead single "Hot in Herre" was a number-one hit.
    More Details Hide Details Other singles included "Dilemma" featuring Kelly Rowland, with over 7,6 million records sold worldwide, "Work It" featuring Justin Timberlake, "Air Force Ones" featuring Murphy Lee and the St. Lunatics, "Pimp Juice", and "#1".
  • 2001
    Age 26
    Nelly's film debut came in 2001 in the independent film Snipes playing a famous rapper named Prolifik.
    More Details Hide Details His big movie role came in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. The movie's soundtrack includes his songs "Errtime" and "Fly Away". In June 2008, in an interview with Kiwibox, Nelly revealed that he is reluctant to continue his acting career, noting that he does not want to "take away from the culture of acting." In 2008 and 2009, Nelly appeared in episodes of the CBS crime drama CSI: NY. In 2011, he made a cameo appearance on 90210.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    The label released his debut album Country Grammar in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The success of its title track as a single (#7 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 Hot Rap Tracks) led to the album debuting at number three in the Billboard 200 in the U.S. Other singles from the album included "E.I."; "Ride wit Me", featuring his brother City Spud; and "Batter Up", featuring the St. Lunatics. The album was certified 9× platinum by the RIAA on April 27, 2004.
    Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the title-track was a top ten hit.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly's best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States. His following album Nellyville, produced the number-one hits "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" (featuring Kelly Rowland). Other singles included "Work It" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Air Force Ones" (featuring Murphy Lee and St. Lunatics), "Pimp Juice" and "#1". With the same-day dual release of Sweat, Suit (2004) and the compilation Sweatsuit (2006), Nelly continued to generate many chart-topping hits. Sweat debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 342,000 copies in its first week. On the same week of release, Suit debuted at number one, selling around 396,000 copies in its first week on the same chart. Nelly's fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, was released on September 16, 2008, after several delays. It produced the singles "Party People" (featuring Fergie), "Stepped on My J'z" (featuring Jermaine Dupri and Ciara) and "Body on Me" (featuring Akon and Ashanti). In 2010, Nelly released the album 5.. The lead single, "Just a Dream", was certified triple platinum in the United States. It also included the singles "Move That Body" (featuring T-Pain and Akon) and "Gone" (a sequel to the 2002 single "Dilemma" in collaboration with Kelly Rowland).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 18
    Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on November 2, 1974.
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