Nelly is an iconic R&B and pop-rap musician. He is one of the biggest influencers of this millennium. Follow this article and find out more about the background and career of this exceptional musician.
Cornell Iral Haynes Junior (stage name Nelly) was born on the 2nd of November 1974, in Austin, Texas. His father, Cornell Haynes Sr., was serving armed forces, and he divorced his mother Rhonda Mack when the singer was seven years old. Afterword, he spent childhood in St. Louis raised by his mother, and during his teenage days, he moved to University City, Missouri.
He was into R&B and hip-hop music since he was a boy, so during high school days, he became a member of a band called “St.Lunatics.” They got popularity very soon and the song “Gimme What Ya Got” became a big hit.
In 2000, he brought out his first album named “Country Grammar,” which was brought out by Universal Records. Some of the songs from that album are still popular in the clubs, such as “Ride Wit Me.” 2002 was the year when he brought out his second album called “Nellyville,” which earned exceptional and admiring achievement on the global level. It was continuously on the top of music lists in numerous countries, and millions of its copies were sold all over the globe.
The third album “Sweat” famous rapper brought out in 2004 and earned excellent critics again. In the same year, he brought out record number four under the name “Suit.” He was working so hard and releasing new music non-stop. In 2005, the audience had a chance to see his acting skills, too, as he played a character of “Earl Megget” in the comic film “The Longest Yard” with Adam Sandler.
The movie was very successful financially and got good critics. In 2008, the rapping star brought out one more album called “Brass Knuckles,” which got both good and bad critics. However, a couple of songs such as “Party People” and “Body on Me” were on the top of the music charts again. In the following years, he brought out a few more albums with decent success. The song “Just a Dream” was a top hit in 2010.
In 2011 he appeared in T.V. live show “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.” In 2013 his last album was out named “M.O.,” where he had cooperation with Chris Brown for a few songs. R&B celebrity earned many awards throughout his career in different categories such as “Best Rap Solo Performance” in 2001, “Best Rap/Song Collaboration” for song “Dilemma” in 2003, and several others.
The famous artist is in a long relationship with Shantel, precisely since 2014. He has two children, Chanel Haynes and Cornell Haynes III.
Nelly Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Nelly has an estimated net worth of around $60 million. The iconic rapper has several sources of income. Most of his fortune surely comes from his music career; however, he is a founder of a fashion line called “Vokal” and “Apple Bottoms.” career; however, he is a founder of a fashion line called “Vokal” and “Apple Bottoms.”