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Austin, Texas, USA
Claim to Fame
Hot In Herre
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Nelly went to Spain with his father, Air Force Man Cornall Haynes Sr., until he was 3 years old, then moved to St. Louis. Nelly`s folks struggled financially and split up when he was 7. As the youngest child in the neighborhood he grew up getting into trouble with the big kids. As a result he ended up moving around to live with various family members. He dreamed of playing pro baseball. In high school he formed a group called the St. Lunatics. The group consisted of him and some of his friends (Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Slo Down, City Spud, and Ali) from high school. Nelly began listening to artists like Rakim, LL Cool J, Run-DMC, OutKast, Goodie Mob, and Jay-Z. He became convinced that his gift for rap could be parlayed into a career. He has his own style of rap which he likes to describe as a jazz form of hip-hop. The first song that Nelly and the St. Lunatics made was Gimmie What You Got. The song "Gimmie What You Got" sold 7,000 units regionally and dominated airwaves, rising to the number one spot on St. Louis` number one hip-hop station. After that song the St. Lunatics encouraged Nelly to go solo and he did. He signed a record deal with Universal Records.
University City Senior High School
Full Name at Birth
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
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Cornall Haynes Sr
Nike, Reebok, Got Milk, Ford Motor Company, Pimp Juice, Apple Bottoms, Charlotte Bobcats
Rapper, singer-songwriter, executive producer, philanthropist, actor
Ali, Murphy Lee, City Spud, Kyjuan
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Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. 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. 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".
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Hip hop, Pop, R&b
Derrty Ent., Universal Motown, Universal Republic, Republic
St. Lunatics, Kelly Rowland, T.I., Ashanti
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Chaz Haynes, Nijel Haynes
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Dating||Shantel Jackson and Nelly
have been dating since Apr 2014. |||
Who is he dating right now?
Shantel Jackson and Nelly have been dating since Apr 2014.
Nelly has been in relationships with Kat Stacks, Lashontae Heckard (2005 - 2014), Nicole Narain (2004), Ashanti (2003 - 2014) and Karrine Steffans.
He is rumoured to have hooked up with Kelly Rowland (2002).
Nelly is a 41 year old American Rapper. Born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. on 2nd November, 1974 in Austin, Texas, USA and educated at University City Senior High School, he is famous for Hot In Herre in a career that spans 1993-present. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Nelly is a member of the following lists:
Musicians from Austin, Texas and
African-American male rappers.
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