One of the biggest rappers that dominated hip hop from the last twentieth century to the early twenty-first century, we shall be looking at the biography of Nelly, his net worth, and his investments.
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., popularly known as Nelly, was born on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas. We shall be looking at the biography of Nelly through his career and accolades, before looking at his net worth and investments.
Nelly set out on his music profession with Midwest hip hop bunch St. Lunatics in 1993 and marked to Universal Records in 1999. While in Universal, Nelly started his performance profession in the year 2000, with his first music collection Country Grammar, of which the highlighted title-track and the single “Ride wit Me” were top ten hits. The collection appeared at number three on the Billboard 200 and proceeded to top at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly’s top-rated collection to date, selling over 8.4 million duplicates in the United States.
His following collection, Nellyville, delivered the main hits “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma” (with Kelly Rowland). Different singles included “Work It” (with Justin Timberlake), “Air Force Ones” (with Murphy Lee and St. Lunatics), “Pimp Juice” and “#1“.
With that very day double arrival of Sweat, Suit (2004), and the arrangement Sweatsuit (2006), Nelly kept on producing many graph beating hits. Sweat appeared at number two on the US Billboard 200 graph, selling 342,000 duplicates in its first week. In the very seven day stretch of delivery, Suit appeared at number one, selling around 396,000 duplicates in its first week on a similar graph.
Nelly’s fifth studio collection, Brass Knuckles, was delivered on September 16, 2008, after a few deferrals. It created the singles “Party People” (with Fergie), “Stepped on My J’z” (with Jermaine Dupri and Ciara), and “Body on Me” (with Akon and Ashanti).
In 2010, Nelly delivered the collection 5.0. The lead single, “Just a Dream“, was guaranteed triple platinum in the United States. It incorporated the singles “Move That Body” (with T-Pain and Akon) and “Gone” (a continuation of the 2002 single “Dilemma” with Kelly Rowland).
Despite having a controversial experience, Nelly won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and had a supporting part in the 2005 redo film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. He has been alluded to by Peter Shapiro as “probably the greatest star of the new millennium”, and the RIAA positions Nelly as the fourth top of the line rap craftsman in American music history, with 21 million collections sold in the United States. On December 11, 2009, Billboard positioned Nelly the number three Top Artist of the Decade (the 2000s).
Aside from his prolific career as seen through his biography, let us have a look at the net worth and investments of Nelly. Arguably, the rapper has been slated to worth a whopping $40 – $60 million, making him one of the top richest rappers around the world.
For his investments, Nelly has two dress lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. Nelly claimed a five-room, four and a half washroom, 2,679 square foot farm style home that was highlighted on MTV Cribs in 2002. The house was underlying 1972 and situated close to the Hidden Valley Country Club in the St. Louis suburb of Eureka, Missouri. He sold the home in June 2010 for $740,158.