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Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the title-track was a top ten hit. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly's best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States. His following album Nellyville, produced the number-one hits "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" (featuring Kelly Rowland). Other singles included "Work It" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Air Force Ones" (featuring Murphy Lee and St. Lunatics), "Pimp Juice" and "#1".

Age: 40
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Hot In Herre

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Nelly is currently dating Shantel Jackson.
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  • Commenced Dating: April 2014
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2015 A Fall from Grace Officer Glen Donner
2014 Reach Me E-Ruption
2005 The Longest Yard Megget
2004 CSI: NY Terrence Davis
2002 Cedric the Entertainer Presents East Boogie
2001 Snipes Prolifik, Clarence
2015 Entourage -
2015 Ted 2 -
2015 Lip Sync Battle -
2014 21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century -
2013 Austenland -



"I don`t believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason."


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Nominated for 8 Awards | Won 4

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