We celebrate top personalities this day November 2
American rapper, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. aka Nelly is a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist who gained recognition with his 2000 album ‘Country Grammar’, which sold over 8 million copies.
His hit songs include “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma,” and his second studio album, Nellyville, became one of the best-selling rap albums of its era.
He is of Italian and Jamacian descent, born to parents Sherman and Theresa, and raised with two younger brothers named Chaz and Nijel. He has a daughter named Chanel and a son named Cornell.
Nelly has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history.