Nelly Artistfacts

  • November 2, 1974
  • His real name is Cornell Haynes Jr.
  • Nelly was born in Austin, Texas. He moved to Spain at age three, and then to St. Louis were he was raised.
  • His mother and father are divorced.
  • Nelly's sister died of leukemia in 2005. He started an organization that hosts various bone marrow drives to try and save her. >>
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  • Nelly achieved a unique 1-2-3-4 with his first four chart-toppers on the Hot 100. His first #1 was solo ("Hot In Herre"), his second was a collaboration with Kelly Rowland ("Dilemma"), his third, a triple effort with P. Diddy and Murphy Lee, ("Shake Ya Tailfeather") and his fourth, a quartet single featuring Paul Wall, Ali and Gipp ("Grillz").
  • When Nelly took the stage in Erbil, Iraq on March 13, 2015 to raise support for ISIS victims in the northern Iraq and Syria area, he became the first American artist to perform in Erbil in its 3000 year history.
  • Nelly has a lengthy history of dabbling in the country music genre, dating back to 2003 when he linked up with Tim McGraw for the country-rap hybrid "Over and Over." In 2021 he released Heartland, an album that finds him collaborating with a host of Nashville stars.

Comments: 6

  • Ann Etta Braxton's from CaliforniaHow does Nelly stay so sexy ? Why has he not been the sexest on the people magazine list ?
  • Jonatan from VästerÃ¥s, SwedenNelly is not a rapper, he's a singer. If you want to listen to REAL HIP-HOP, you DON'T listen to Nelly.
  • Natosha from Red Bank, Njfirst of all I would just like to tell nelly that he is in my prayers and his sister is most definetely in a better place where there are no more sicknesses or diseases. I also don't want him to feel bad because I know that he feels as though he should have done more but there was nothing that you could do that you didn't already do. He helped to save so many other people by having those drives and he needs to keep his head up. How disrespectful is the girl that asked why he had to cancel his concert? WHY DO YOU THINK HE HAD TO CANCEL IT ?!?!
  • Anthea Pindan from Perth , AustraliaNelly looks so cute my friends and i says he's the best male singer
  • Margaret from Rochester, United StatesNelly is one of the greatest artist out there.Sometimes he may do things that are wrong but he is agood person inside.He gives good mesages to kids to do the right thing and to stay in school.Nelly is so sexy and he does good things for others.Nelly has a foundation to hlp his sister with her lukemia. Ilove you Nelly.
  • Brittany from Willingboro, NjNelly is the best and most good lokin rapper ive ever heard! He makes good songs has a nice body and is the best rapper out there and will always be the best rapper out there i love you so much if you read this Nelly i hope you will i hope i get to meet you some day and you will always be number 1
    Brittany Willingboro,NJ
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