Currently alive, at 45 years of age.
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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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