Nelly

(Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.)

Nelly
Nelly
  • Born: November 2, 1974
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Entrepreneur, Investor

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Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., known professionally as 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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As you become a legend in the game, you build more doubters than you build supporters. And that's fine. I think that comes with anything that's challenging. I think it even comes with sports. The older that Michael Jordan got, I think the more doubted he became. Sports & Athletics
How many people out there really set a budget?
I believe everything happens for a reason.
I don't believe in luck.
I don't believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason.
I guess coming after 'Country Grammar' and everybody thinking, 'Well maybe, that was it.' To come back with something like 'Nellyville' and to have people accept it and appreciate it the way they did, that was a great move.
I love speed. I love racing cars, whether it's on the streets or wherever. Don't tell the St. Louis police, though. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never was the battle rapper. That was never my thing. I always felt like it's enough room for everybody to do their thing. I like bringing new energy, re-inventing the wheel, so to speak, every time I come out. Time
I probably only cried five or six times in my life and I think four of those times was from my daddy kicking my butt. Life
I stand for the Midwest. That's why the album's titled 'M.O.,' 'cause I'm still holding it down like that. My friends and family all call me Mo, so it's kind of like really representing where I'm from and me at the same time. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
I think parenting these days is definitely different from when a lot of people grew up. As much blame as we give a lot of our kids for what they're not doing... I also try to give them as much credit for dealing with things that we didn't have to deal with. Bullying was one on one and face to face. Now it's all over the Internet. Families, Children & Parenting
I try not to name too many labels - not because it's not cool, but because it starts getting political.
I won an MVP trophy with the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association. I didn't even start. I was a sub on this team. This was, like, an All-Star game where we had athletes from different teams, different mixtures. We had, like, the only black team in the league, basically. We had four players go to the All-Star game.
If we don't heal our own hood, who will?
I'm not a big crier.
My nickname used to be Moses - still is Moses - for a long time, and people just call me Mo for short. Time
Rappers make what's in, in. If we want to bring back something like Jordache, we just say it and the girls start wearing it. We have a lot of pull.
So many people appreciate what you've done, the doors you've opened, but some people realise they're not going to be able to make as much money as they thought possible when you first started. Money, Coins & Minting
Strength of 100 men? I'd probably just get mad and hurt somebody and end up in jail. I think invisibility would probably be the best thing. I could be like, 'You know what, let me just see what these folks are talking about over here.' Then you could sneak into Rams cheerleaders' locker room.
The fashion world has been great. We started Apple Bottoms about seven years ago; it's interesting to be able to create something from your perspective, for your fans and support. It's a little different for me, because about 70% of my fans are females.
To get the Nickelodeon award? That's like 'it.' It's one of the best. It's definitely where you want to be in your career.
You always get that energy, you just want to be heard, to go out, do your thing and show people that we have just as much talent here as everywhere else.
You never know until a song comes out and becomes what it becomes, obviously you can't predict how the masses will react.
You think you had it bad when somebody put out a rumor on you in the school; think about somebody putting a rumor out about you on the Internet.