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Haynes, Cornell Jr. (Nelly)

Born: 1973 AD
Currently alive, at 41 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Rapper, Singer


1973 - Born on the 2nd of November in Austin, Texas but grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He was hailed as the best-selling rapper worldwide.


2003 - Together with his sister Jacqueline "Jackie" Donahue who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2001, started a campaign in search for a bone marrow donor but failed.


2000 - His debut album "Country Grammar" hit #1 on the Billboard Top 40.


2001 - The album "Country Grammar" earned him 2 nominations at the Grammy Awards and 3 nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards. He garnered a lot of awards on this year.


2002 - He released his second album " Nellyville" which was a certified triple platinum from the month of its release.


         - He won an award at the American Music Awards and 6 more from the Billboard Music Awards with nominations in 8 other categories.


2003 - Released a controversial single, "Air Force Ones" which was not aired due to Nike's sneakers with the same name was included on the video, only BET played it.


         - Signed a contract with Reebok.


         - Won two Grammy Awards and at the American Music Awards with 4 more nominations.


2004 - Released 2 albums, Sweat and Suit, simultaneously and placed #1 and #2 on the same week.


2005 - Had a feud with KRS-One.


         - Appeared in the movie remake, The Longest Yard, with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.


2006 - Another #1 hit on the Billboard chart was aired, a duet with Janet Jackson, "Call on Me".


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