BACKGROUNDThere is only a certain few who attract enough fameto become worldwide role models. There is only acertain few who have the power to influence the worldand there is only a certain few who are able to findtheir talent and have the determination to becomesomething out of nothing. Nelly fulfils thesecategories. Nelly was born Cornell Haynes Jr. inNovember 1974. Born in Texas, at age three helanded in St. Louis which he now calls home. As achild he maintained to stay in trouble and as a resultwas forced to live with different family members alongwith constantly switching schools. He had a passionfor baseball, but the rap industry vacuumed his heart.
Nelly Quote" I aint had a lot of good times [growingup], and Im getting them now, so I like to rapabout them. Im sorry!”
Nelly is one of the best artist’s of our recent decade (2000-2010)He has sold over 30 million albumsHe has his own unique style and rose up on hisownHe has made many chart stomping songs
Nelly has his own unique style and rose up on his ownHe has compared his musicalstyle to a jazz form of hip-hopOthers have compared it to LL-Cool-J, Jay-Z and Run D.M.Ccombined into oneIt was the infectious hooks on hissongs that set him apart from therest of the rap industry. As soon asradio and video caughton, success was a givenHis trademark was the band aidalong with the baggy Vokal clothes
He has sold over 30 million recordsCountry Grammar which wasreleased in 2000 was certified 9×platinum by the RIAA on April27, 2004.Nellyville, his second album whichwas released in 2002 was highlysuccessful and was certified 6xmulti-platinum on June 27, 2003.Sweatsuit which was released in2005 sold over 5 million copies.Brass Knuckles and 5.0 which werehis latest releases were low todisappoint in terms of sales andmusical talent only selling 100,000 intheir opening weeks.
He has made many chart stomping songs Country Grammar, Hot in Herre, Dilemma, Over and Over, Grillz& Just a Dream are his most successful and popular songs to date. Dilemma was the 11th most successful song of our recent decade earning him a Grammy award in 2003. Hot in Herre was ranked # 36 on VH1s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop also giving him a Grammy award in 2003.
Wrap-UpIt is very important for us to dig the necessaryinformation about our favorite artists and givethem the credibility that they deserve. It is veryimportant for us to be aware of who we arelistening to and why? Along with, whataccomplishments they have achieved. I hope youhave learned about Nelly and I hope this inspiresyou to do research on your favorite artists.