- Name: Nelly
- Age: 43 years old
- Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $60 Million
- Status: Alive
Nelly is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer and songwriter and entrepreneur. He’s known for songs like “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma”. His discography include Country Grammar (2000), Nellyville (2002) and Suit (2004). He appeared in films like The Longest Yard (2005) and Snipes (2001). Nelly was born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. on November 2, 1974 in Austin, Texas. His parents Cornell Haynes Sr and Rhonda Mack divorced when he was young. He had a sister named Jackie (d. 2005). Nelly spent his early years in St. Louis, Missouri. He eventually moved to University City, Missouri, where he attended University City High School.
Nelly created his first musical group ‘St. Lunatics’ while still in high school. The other members are Murphy Lee, Ali, City Spud and Kyjuan. The group enjoyed local success with the single “Gimme What Ya Got”. Their debut studio album, Free City, was released in June 2001. It Peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200. Nelly was signed as a solo artist to Universal Records in 2000. His debut studio album, Country Grammar, was released in June 2000. It featured the St. Lunatics, Cedric the Entertainer and Lil Wayne. The album was certified Diamond with more than 10 million copies sold. It produced the singles “Country Grammar”, “Ride wit Me”, “E.I.” and “Batter Up”.
Nelly’s sophomore album, Nellyville, was released in June 2002. It topped the Billboard 200 chart and sold 715,000 copies during opening week. The single “Hot in Herre” became his first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The album featured Kelly Rowland on the track “Dilemma” and Justin Timberlake on “Work It”. Nelly’s other albums include Sweat (2004), Suit (2004) and Brass Knuckles (2008). He’s collaborated with P. Diddy, Jaheim, Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, Fergie, Jeremih and several others. He’s won 2 Grammy Awards and his star was added to the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
In addition to music, Nelly is an actor and entrepreneur. The independent film Snipes (2001) marked his acting debut. He was cast as “Earl Megget” opposite Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in The Longest Yard (2005). He starred in the BET reality series Nellyville (2014-15). His credits also include CSI: NY, 90210, The World Series of Poker, Beef III, and A Fall from Grace. Nelly owns the clothing line ‘Apple Bottoms’ for women and ‘Vokal’ for men. He co-owns the energy drink ‘Pimp Juice’. He’s the head of the charity ‘4Sho4Kids Foundation’ which raises funds and awareness for children’s health. He’s worked with several companies including Reebok, Ford Motor Company and Nike.PERSONAL
Nelly is 5ft 8in tall and he’s of African-American ancestry. His net worth is estimated at $60 million. He reportedly owns three homes in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Nelly dated singer Ashanti and actress Tae Heckard. He began a long-term relationship with film actress Shantel Jackson in 2014. He has two children, Chanelle and Cornell.
Nelly was sentenced to one year probation for misdemeanor drug possession in 2015. He completed a diversion program to have the conviction cleared from his record. He was faced with a $2.4 million tax lien in 2016 for unpaid taxes. Nelly was arrested on second-degree rape charges in October 2017. He was booked and later released from custody without charge. He denied any wrongdoing and the case is still ongoing.
Nelly Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
- Birthday: November 2, 1974
- How Old : Age: 43 years old
- Place of Birth: Austin, Texas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Entrepreneur
- Years Active: 1993-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $60 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive