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Background information
Birth name Cornell Haynes, Jr.
Born November 2, 1974 (1974-11-02) (age 35)
Austin, Texas
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, Pop
Occupations Rapper, singer, actor, entrepreneur
Years active 1993 – present
Labels Derrty, Universal
Website www.nelly.net
.Cornell Haynes, Jr. (born November 2, 1974),[1] better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, actor, CEO, and entrepreneur.^ Nelly was born Cornell Haynes Jr. St.
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^ MORNING WOOD POST 15 (Cornell Haynes NELLY) www.balleralert.com – Cornell Haynes Jr. November 2, 1974),[1] better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American rapper, singer and actor.
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^ Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. November 2, 1974) known by his stage name Nelly, is a rapper from St. Louis, Missouri, who experienced popularity in the early 2000s.
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He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly made his solo debut in 2000 with Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit. .With his following albums, Nellyville (2002) and the same-day dual release Sweat and Suit (2004) and compilation Sweatsuit (2006), Nelly continued to generate many chart-topping hits.^ Suit topped the LP charts in Canada.

^ Nelly released 2 LPs Sweat and Suit .

^ Nelly hit the Top 40 with " Maneater ."
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[2][3] .He won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004[4] and starred in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.^ Adam Sandler and hopefully, Chris [Rock will] come down.
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^ He was featured in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
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^ MTV: It can't be too serious on the set of "The Longest Yard" with Chris Rock and Adam Sandler as your co-stars.
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.He has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms.^ The three-time Grammy winner has launched multimillion-dollar clothing line, Vokal Clothing Co., and his own energy drink, Pimp Juice.
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^ He also has a clothing line for women called Apple Bottom Jeans which has gained national notoriety and success for Nelly with millions in sales and a successful year in 2006.
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^ A clothing line, two albums, a movie and an upcoming tour — Nelly says it all feels so good.
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.He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as "one of the biggest stars of the new millennium",[5] and he has sold over 20 million records.^ Suddenly, all the talk was of new Midwestern talent to rival the southern stars of labels such as Cash Crew Records and No Limit Records.
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^ I'm the one who sold three million records, and I'm still getting money back that [Disturbing Tha Peace] had in their possession.
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^ He is one of the best-selling rappers of all-time, with over forty million albums sold worldwide.
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[6] .On December 11th, 2009 Nelly was ranked as the 3rd Top Overall Artist of the 2000-2009 decade by Billboard Magazine.^ Top Pop Artists of 2009 .

^ The 35-year-old rapper, actor and mogul, who was most recently ranked third on Billboard Magazine’s “Artist of the Decade List,” says the Mustang is one of the hottest muscle cars ever to hit the streets.
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^ Nelly topped the Billboard Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with " Turn Off The Light ."
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Contents

Early life and St. Lunatics

.Nelly was born in Austin, Texas and moved with his mother to suburban University City, Missouri as a teenager.^ Nelly was actually born in Austin, Texas...
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^ In his case, when he was a teenager, Nelly was taken away from those streets when his mother moved to nearby suburban University City.
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^ Born Cornell Haynes, Jr., on November 2, 1974, in St. Louis, Nelly moved with his mother from the inner city to suburban Universal City as a teen.
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He joined rappers Big Lee, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, and City Spud to form the group St. Lunatics; the group became popular with its single "Gimme What You Got".[2]

Free City

Free City, recorded with the St. Lunatics, followed in 2001 with the single "Midwest Swing". Nelly recorded "#1" for the soundtrack to the film Training Day that year.[2] .Nelly appeared on the songs "Where the Party At" by Jagged Edge and "Girlfriend" by 'N Sync.^ Nelly was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance (" Ride Wit Me ") and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (" Where The Party At " with Jagged Edge ).

^ Nelly's entire song catalogue – including hits he has co-written with Tim McGraw and 'N Sync – is published by BMG Music Publishing.
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^ "Where the Party At" (Jagged Edge featuring Nelly) .
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.Free City has sold more than a million units in the United States.^ He wasn't from the East or West Coast, nor was he from the South; located in the middle of the United States, St. Louis is a Midwestern city halfway between… Read more (please enable JavaScript to read more) .
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Music career

Country Grammar

He was soon signed to Universal Music Group, which released his major label debut Country Grammar in 2000. The success of its title track as a single (#7 on the Hot 100 and #1 Hot Rap Tracks) led to the album debuting at number three in the Billboard 200 in the U.S. Other singles from the album included "E.I.", "Ride Wit Me", and "Batter Up".[2] The album was certified 9× platinum by the RIAA on April 27, 2004.[8]

Nellyville

.In 2002, Nelly's second album Nellyville was released, debuting at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Music Albums [9]; its lead single "Hot in Herre" was a number-one hit.^ Nelly topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Billboard Rhythmic chart with " Grillz ."

^ Nelly topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart with " Grillz ."

^ In particular, his popularity peaked in summer 2002, when he topped seemingly every Billboard chart possible with his Nellyville album and its lead single, "Hot in Herre."
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Other singles included "Dilemma" featuring Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, "Work It" featuring Justin Timberlake, "Air Force Ones" featuring Murphy Lee and the St. Lunatics, "Pimp Juice", and "#1".[2] This album was highly successful and was certified 6x multi-platinum on June 27, 2003.[10]

Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention

.In 2003 Nelly released Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album DA DERRTY VERS IONS By nelly .
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^ Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention) (CD) .
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^ In late 2003, he dropped the "Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention" which featured remixed versions of 'Hot in Herre', 'Ride Wit Me', 'E.I.', and 'Air Force Ones'.
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.It featured the hit single "Iz U" from the soundtrack to Walt Disney's The Haunted Mansion.^ Nelly fulfilled his promise in 2001 with the release of Free City, the debut St. Lunatics album featuring the hit single "Midwest Swing."
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^ Disney's The Haunted Mansion (USA: complete title) Bad Boys II (2003) (writer: "Shake Ya Tailfeather") (performer: "Shake Ya Tailfeather") (producer: "Shake Ya Tailfeather") ...
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^ Love Don't Co$t a Thing (USA: promotional title) The Haunted Mansion (2003) (writer: "Iz U") (performer: "Iz U") ...
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The music video for "Tip Drill" became a source of controversy due to perceptions of misogynistic depictions of women. .The controversy forced Nelly to cancel an appearance at a bone marrow drive at Spelman College, a historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia.^ Rapper Nelly has blasted authorities at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, after they scrapped a vital bone marrow drive he was scheduled to hold there.
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^ The cancer was in remission for nearly two years before she suffered a relapse, prompting Nelly to arrange a number of bone marrow drives.
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^ Nelly has also been working diligently in regards to organ donation and bone marrow transplant donors due to a life threatening illness faced by his sister.
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[11] .Similar claims of misogyny also surrounded Nelly's single "Pimp Juice".[12]RIAA have certified the album Platinum.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Singles By nelly .
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^ The single " Say It Right " was certified platinum.
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^ (September 11, 2003) Nelly and his company, Team Lunatics, have launched a juice named after his hit song Pimp Juice, which is featured on his 2002 album release titled Nellyville.
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Sweat/Suit

.On September 14, 2004, Nelly released two albums, Sweat and Suit.^ Nelly released 2 LPs Sweat and Suit .

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Sweat By nelly .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Suit By nelly .
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.Suit, an R&B-oriented album, debuted at number one on the Billboard albums chart, and Sweat, a rap-oriented album, debuted at number two.^ The album Country Grammar, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 40.
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^ Suit, an R&B-oriented album, debuted at number one on the Billboard albums chart, and Sweat, a rap-oriented album, debuted at number two in the same week.
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^ He still has a pair of albums, Sweat and Suit, lingering on the Billboard Charts.
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.From Suit, the slow ballad "Over and Over", an unlikely duet with country music star Tim McGraw, became a crossover hit.^ From the Suit album, the slow ballad "Over and Over", an unlikely duet with country music star Tim McGraw, became another crossover hit.
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^ Nelly's entire song catalogue – including hits he has co-written with Tim McGraw and 'N Sync – is published by BMG Music Publishing.
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^ Three-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Nelly continues to break records with his new hit song "Over And Over" featuring country chart-topper Tim McGraw.
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[13] .On the 2004 NBC television concert special Tim McGraw: Here and Now, McGraw and Nelly performed the song.^ Nelly ft Tim Mcgraw - nelly tim mcgraw .
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^ Nelly performed the song with McGraw on the latter's CBS Television concert special in 2004.
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^ Nelly's entire song catalogue – including hits he has co-written with Tim McGraw and 'N Sync – is published by BMG Music Publishing.
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[14] A feud with another St. Louis-based rapper, Chingy, came up near the end of the year.[15] .Tsunami Aid: A Concert for Hope, a 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake benefit concert special produced by NBC, featured Nelly.^ Nelly performed as part of the benefit show Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope on NBC. Suit was certified 3x platinum.

^ December 04, 2004 Click to Buy Click to Play Singles My Place Nelly Featuring Jaheim 2004-09-04 379 true 4 .
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^ January 04, 2003 Click to Buy Click to Play Singles Over And Over Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw 2004-12-04 379 true 3 .
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[16] .In the winter of 2005 came Sweatsuit, a compilation of tracks from Sweat and Suit with three new tracks.^ Nelly released Sweatsuit - the set included highlights from the LPs Sweat and Suit and a few new tunes.

^ They started out as one album…then I started looking at all that I had...so I did something new with it...using the sweat/suit concept.
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^ Nelly's new masterpiece ''Sweat/Suit .
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."Grillz", produced by Jermaine Dupri, was a number-one hit.^ In 2005, he released Sweatsuit, a U.S-only compilation album consisting of tracks from Sweat and Suit, as well as three new tracks including "Grillz", which he scored another number-one hit with.
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^ Nelly Hits Number One As De La Soul Debuts Posted 8/16/00 .
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^ Lead track "Promiscuous" became an instant hit, earning her a number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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.To date both albums have sold over 5 million units in the United States.^ He sold 6 million albums, you know.
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^ JAY-Z sold 5 million albums on an album before.
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^ Universal Records is also promoting the more street-oriented cut, "Na-NaNa-Na" featuring Jazze Pha from the platinum-plus Sweat CD. Both albums continue to dominate the charts and have cumulatively sold five million units worldwide.
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Brass Knuckles

.Brass Knuckles was released on September 16, 2008, after several delays,[17] Initial release dates for the album targeted October 16[18] and November 13.[19] Its original lead single was "Wadsyaname", a ballad-oriented track produced by Ron "NEFF-U" Feemstar and sampling the piano riff from "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo.^ Nelly's long, long delayed LP Brass Knuckles was released.

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album BRASS KNUCKLES (2008) By nelly .
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^ BRASS KNUCKLES (2008) song list .
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[18][19] Nelly later confirmed that "Wadsyaname" was never going to be on 'Brass Knuckles'. Nelly recorded Party People",[18] featuring Fergie and produced by Polow da Don, which turned out to be his first official single off the album."[17] Stepped On My J'z" was the next single, produced by Jermaine Dupri and featuring Dupri and Ciara; following that was "Body On Me", produced by Akon and featuring Akon and Ashanti. .Nelly appeared on Rick Ross's third single "Here I Am" also featuring label mate Avery Storm.^ Furtado came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single "I'm like a Bird".
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^ Nelly fulfilled his promise in 2001 with the release of Free City, the debut St. Lunatics album featuring the hit single "Midwest Swing."
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^ Since the online previews were not very generous, here is an oversized scan of one of the first full page ads for Sean John underwear featuring Nelly .

Rapping technique

.Nelly’s rapping style has been described by Peter Shapiro as using "unforgettable hooks based on schoolyard songs, double-dutch chants, and nonsense rhymes"[20] and has a "Missouri twang"[21].^ Rap songs by Nelly have racy lyrics .
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^ Named "Sweat" and "Suit," Nelly changes up his trademark sing-song, hip-hop style with the latter, adding some new sounds and different beats than we're used to hearing from the King of Midwest hip hop.
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^ In the song Nelly raps about how he is at the top of his game and has the drive and will to succeed in life.
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.Allmusic suggests Nelly's style is based largely on where he comes from - "Nelly's locale certainly informs his rapping style, which is as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which is as much Southern drawl as Midwestern twang"[2].^ Nelly's locale certainly informs his rapping style, which is as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which is as much Southern drawl as Midwestern twang.
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^ His locale certainly informed his rapping style, which was as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which was, similarly, as much Southern drawl as Midwestern twang.
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^ Born in Texas, but raised in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, Nelly's accent exhibits a great deal of influence from this Midwestern upbringing, as his midwest twang mixed with a southern drawl is a result of growing up in the hybrid southern-midwest city of St. Louis.
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.Nelly explains his method of writing in the book How to Rap, describing how he freestyles most of the lyrics before going back over them to "make it a little tighter"[22], he generally writes in the studio rather than at home[23], he normally comes up with a chorus for a song before writing the verses[24], and he likes to write to the music he will be rapping over[25].^ That's just what I like to do and that's the music that I like to make, but that don't make me.
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^ How do you work when you make an album...what's the studio process like?
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^ Named "Sweat" and "Suit," Nelly changes up his trademark sing-song, hip-hop style with the latter, adding some new sounds and different beats than we're used to hearing from the King of Midwest hip hop.
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.Allmusic also notes his "tongue-twisting" hooks, which are also often sung rather than rapped[26].^ The main problem is that Nelly seemingly put more effort into the album's narration than its actual music -- his raps and hooks are pasted as is, for the most part.
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^ Like Country Grammar , it's produced almost entirely by newcomer Jason "Jay E" Epperson, and it too relies on catchy, singalong hooks that are more pop than rap.
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^ Like Country Grammar, it's produced almost entirely by newcomer Jason "Jay E" Epperson, and it too relies on catchy, singalong hooks that are more pop than rap.
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Endorsements and business ventures

Nike and Nelly agreed on a one-year deal in 2003 to release a limited-edition sneaker called the "Air Derrty" which was a retro remake of Charles Barkley's signature sneaker.[27] .Nelly later signed a shoe deal with Reebok.^ The gamble paid off, and soon Nelly caught the attention of Universal, who signed him to a solo deal.
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^ Nelly Signs Deal For His Own Reality Show Posted 9/22/05 .
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.Nelly has done ads for Got Milk and the Ford Motor Company.^ DUB Magazine and Ford Motor have teamed up to produce a customized Mustang GT for rap artist Nelly.
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^ SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Not Affiliated With Ford Motor Company .
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.His energy drink Pimp Juice sold one million cans during the first two months after its introduction in August 2003, and was criticized for its name by black consumer activists.^ (September 11, 2003) Nelly and his company, Team Lunatics, have launched a juice named after his hit song Pimp Juice, which is featured on his 2002 album release titled Nellyville.
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^ (October 29, 2003) Nelly's newest business venture, an energy drink called Pimp Juice, is taking some heat from angry African-American groups who resent the alleged glorification of a pimp lifestyle.
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^ Nelly is also a co-sponsor of the non-carbonated sports energy drink, Pimp Juice.
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[29] .Nelly owns Apple Bottoms, a female clothing line, and Vokal, which caters to men.^ He also has a clothing line for women called Apple Bottom Jeans which has gained national notoriety and success for Nelly with millions in sales and a successful year in 2006.
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^ Nelly was part of a clothing line created with cousin Yomi Martin called Vokal.
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^ Nelly In Trademark Dispute Over Clothing Line Name (Peter Shinkle: AZCentral.com: May 20, 2005) .
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.He is one of the owners of the Charlotte Bobcats, along with Robert L. Johnson and Michael Jordan.^ Nelly Joins The NBA As Charlotte Bobcats Owner Posted 7/20/04 .
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^ "This is a great opportunity for both the Bobcats and Nelly," Robert L. Johnson, the team's majority owner and the founder of Black Entertainment Television, said in a press release issued by the Bobcats.
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^ VH1: As part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, what was going through your head when you saw the Pistons/Pacers brawl on TV? .
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[30]
He is the founder and CEO of record label Derrty Entertainment.
.Nelly played in the Main Event at the 2007 World Series of Poker.^ Nelly, Panic Bassist, Cee-Lo And Kevin Smith Playing Poker Together?
  • Nelly | Latest Breaking News | MTV 18 January 2010 9:41 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Himself "2009 World Series of Poker" ....
  • Nelly (III) 18 January 2010 9:41 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[31]

Charity work

Nelly runs the non-profit organization "4Sho4Kids Foundation." .The "Jes Us 4 Jackie" campaign began in March 2003 by Nelly and his sister Jackie Donahue after Donahue was diagnosed with leukemia.^ Jacqueline (Jackie) Donahue had been diagnosed with leukemia on March 29, 2001.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ In March 2003, Nelly and his half-sister formed a campaign called "Jes Us 4 Jackie" to find donors for Donahue and others, and to raise awareness about bone marrow donations.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Nelly's sister Jacqueline Donahue lost her battle with leukemia at the age of 31.

.The campaign attempts to educate African-Americans and other minorities about the need for bone marrow transplants, and to register more donors.^ Nelly's sister Jackie Donahue, who suffered from leukemia and helped launch a campaign with her brother to find bone-marrow donors, died Thursday at a St. Louis hospital, the rapper's publicist said.
  • Nelly : News : People.com 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.people.com [Source type: General]

^ Nelly: Just us for Jackie is a stem cell donorship, [and it] is getting people to sign up - not just African Americans, but we do need more African Americans, because our bone marrow is more compatible then any other ethnic group on this planet, and could match so many.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Nelly has also been working diligently in regards to organ donation and bone marrow transplant donors due to a life threatening illness faced by his sister.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

.Donahue lost her battle with leukemia on March 24, 2005, almost two years after the campaign began.^ Publicist Jane Higgins said Donahue, a 31-year-old mother of two, worked as Nelly's stylist until her illness forced her to leave that position.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Now, almost a year after that release Mr. Hayes h released not one...but TWO albums.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ The HOT IN HERRE hitmaker, 30, began his secret relationship with the 24-year-old FOOLISH beauty in November 2003.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

[32]

Acting career

.Nelly starred in Snipes (2001),[33] and the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.^ Adam Sandler and hopefully, Chris [Rock will] come down.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ MTV: It can't be too serious on the set of "The Longest Yard" with Chris Rock and Adam Sandler as your co-stars.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ That's why he's branching out into energy drinks and clothing lines, as well as film: he's got a part in the forthcoming Adam Sandler/Chris Rock comedy The Longest Yard.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

[34] .The soundtrack of the latter includes Nelly's song "Fly Away". In a June 2008 interview with Kiwibox.com, Nelly revealed that he is reluctant to continue his acting career, noting that he does not want to "take away from the culture of acting."^ Note : Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40 ) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).

^ But before the battle paint is spread, Nelly also takes time to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King on his day, and also Nelly’s continued charity devotion.
  • Nelly 22 September 2009 23:44 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album BRASS KNUCKLES (2008) By nelly .
  • Lyrics - nelly All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - NELLY P. DIDDY MURPHY LEE : Lyrics And Songs 18 January 2010 9:41 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

[35] .In 2008 and 2009, Nelly appeared in episodes of the CBS crime drama CSI: NY.^ By thewayiseeit SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… It’s a talk show about music, that features a new artist each episode, and our Nelly Furtado is one of the artists that will appear on this show.
  • Nelly Furtado - Boxxet 18 January 2010 9:41 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Terrence Davis (4 episodes, 2008-2009)     - Cuckoo's Nest (2009) TV episode ....
  • Nelly (III) 18 January 2010 9:41 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ "Glee" (1 episode, 2009)     - Throwdown (2009) TV episode (writer: "Ride wit Me" (uncredited)) "Entourage" (1 episode, 2009)     - The Sorkin Notes (2009) TV episode (performer: "E.I." (uncredited)) "Dancing with the Stars" (1 episode, 2008) ...
  • Nelly (III) 18 January 2010 9:41 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

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Discography

Studio albums

Compilations, Mixtapes & EPs albums

Collaborations

Awards

References

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also nelly

Contents

English

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Nelly
Plural
-
Nelly
  1. A spelling variant of Nellie, a diminutive of Eleanor or Helen.
  2. One of the Frazier Islands where nellies breed.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Nelly
  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Simple English

Cornell Haynes Jr (born November 2, 1974) is an American rapper. He his better known as his stage name Nelly. He won three Grammy Awards in 2003.


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