Also Known For : Rapper, Singer, Songwriter

Birth Place : Austin, Texas, United States of America

Zodiac Sign : Scorpio

Chinese Zodiac : Tiger

Birth Element : Wood

Nelly Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Whoa, Nelly! The American rapper and songwriter sculptured onto the music industry in 1993s. He showed his distinctive talent by holding four Grammy Awards. He rose to fame in 2000, where he recorded his first debut ‘Country Grammar’ with St Lunatics Records. His number one song sold over eight million copies. He is a product of hip-hop right from his childhood life and current rapping industry.

Childhood And Early Life

Legally known as ChCoenell Iral Haynes, Jr or Nelly was born on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas, United States. His father, Cornell Haynes worked in the armed forces, and his mother was known as Rhonda Mack. At seven years old, Nelly’s parents divorced, and he went along to live with his mother in St Louis. During his teenage life, Nelly moved to University City in Missouri. While still in high school he teamed up with St Lunatic’s group where he recognized his rapping career. The group released their first single titled as ‘Gimme What Ya Got’ that brought positive remarks.



In the mid of 2000, Nelly released his first single named as ‘Country Grammar’ with the help of Universal Record label. The album comprised of juicy songs like ‘Rid with Me’ and ‘E.I.' He later launched his second album after two years ‘Nellyville’ which was one of the most recognized albums. In fact, he managed to sell over a million copies across the globe.

With a thirsty talent and considerate nature, Nelly went ahead and dubbed his third album titled as ‘Sweat.' Just like his precious songs, this didn’t let her down. The positive review followed with an escort of parking on their first ranks both in the U.S and globally. He later launched his fourth album ‘Suit’ that was an unexpected success. The album made special attractions with singles like My Place, Over and Over as well as N Dey Say.

Besides being an active rapper, Nelly is also a remarkable actor. He once appeared in ‘The Longest Yard’ sports film. Everything he did brought immense success. He later released his fifth album in 2008 named as Brass Knuckles which also peaked at the music charts. It comprised of singles like Party People and Body on Me. He went along in Japan and released ‘The Best of Nelly’ album. The album featured over 16 tracks.

From 2010 to 2011 Nelly launched his sixth single known as ‘5.0’ with the help of Universal Motown and Derrty Entertainment Label. The single from this album including Just a Dream brought positive remarks. In the process, he appeared on several TV shows including ‘T.I and Tiny’ and episodes like ‘90210’.

In 2012 Nelly came out with his second mixed tape known as ‘The Scorpio Season.' In the mid of the year, he was seen on the reality TV show ‘The Next Fame Is at Your Doorstep.’ He later released his single in 2013 popularly known as ‘Hey Porsche.’


Awards And Achievements

In 2001 Nelly garnered the Grammy Award as the Best Rap Solo Performance for the Country Grammar hit song. He followed it up with the Best Rap Collaboration Grammy Award in 2003 for his Dilemma song. The same year he received the Best Rap Solo Performance Grammy Award for Hot in Herre rap song. In 2004 Nelly won the Best Performance by Group or Duo Grammy Award. Murphy Lee and Diddy shared the recognition.


Personal Life

Iral Haynes relationship is quite unpredictable. He once dated Ashanti, R&B singer but they parted ways before their engagement. Nelly has two children, Corne; Haynes III and Chanel Haynes. He has recently launched his clothing line popularly known as the Apple Bottoms. He once worked with Justin Timberlake for his hit song ‘Work It.’ In 2003 Nelly’s million dollar values of odds and ends were stolen from his Aladdin Hotel room in Las Vegas.