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Nelly Biography, Age, Parents, Wife, Career, Songs, Net Worth, Latest News, and More

Nelly is an American rapper, singer, and actor, was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He commenced his musical journey in 1993 as a member of the Midwest hip-hop group, St. Lunatics.


Age- 49 years

Height- 1.73 m

Weight- 81 kg

Full name- Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.

Born- 2 November 1974

Birthplace-Austin, Texas, United States

Siblings-City Spud, Jackie Donahue

Profession-American rapper and singer

Nationality- American


Born on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas, he is the sole son of Cornell Haynes and Rhonda Mack. His early years were marked by his father’s service in the Air Force, and at the age of seven, his parents went through a divorce.



Nelly Furtado was wed to Demacio Castellon in 2008; however, they later parted ways in 2016. Nelly and singer Ashanti were in a relationship from 2003 to 2013, having initially met at the 2003 Grammy Awards. They began dating again in 2023.


Nelly is a parent to two children from previous relationships: a son named Cornell Hayes III and a daughter named Chanelle. Additionally, he has embraced the role of a guardian to two adopted children from his stepsister Jaqueline Donahue, who sadly passed away on March 25, 2005, after facing a battle with leukemia.

Nelly children


He was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and initiated his musical journey in 1993 as a member of the Midwest hip-hop group, St. Lunatics. Signing with Universal Records in 1999, he released his solo debut album “Country Grammar” in June of the following year. The title track and the subsequent single “Ride wit Me” (featuring City Spud) both reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, with the album peaking at number one on the US Billboard 200. “Country Grammar” remains Nelly’s best-selling album, surpassing 8.4 million copies in the United States.

His second album, “Nellyville” (2002), produced consecutive number-one hits, “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma” (featuring Kelly Rowland), along with the top-five single “Air Force Ones” (featuring Murphy Lee and St. Lunatics). The simultaneous release of his next albums “Sweat” and “Suit” (2004), bundled into the compilation album “Sweatsuit” (2006), continued Nelly’s success. “Sweat” debuted at number two, while “Suit” debuted at number one, collectively selling around 700,000 copies in their first week on the same chart.

Nelly’s fifth studio album, “Brass Knuckles,” faced delays but was eventually released in 2008, featuring singles like “Party People” (featuring Fergie), “Stepped on My J’z” (featuring Jermaine Dupri and Ciara), and “Body on Me” (featuring Akon and Ashanti). His sixth album, “5.0” (2010), leaned more towards pop, led by the triple platinum-certified single “Just a Dream,” along with tracks like “Move That Body” (featuring T-Pain and Akon) and “Gone” (featuring Kelly Rowland). Subsequent albums, “M.O.” (2013) and “Heartland” (2021), received moderate commercial response, with the latter marking a departure from his previous style in favor of country rap.

Over his career, Nelly has garnered numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards and nine Billboard Music Awards. In 2005, he took on a film role in the remake of “The Longest Yard” alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. Beyond music, Nelly has ventured into fashion with two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. Recognized as “one of the biggest stars of the new millennium” by Peter Shapiro, Nelly was ranked as the fourth-best-selling hip-hop artist in American music history by the RIAA in 2014, with 21 million albums sold in the United States. Billboard also acknowledged his impact by placing him at number three on the Top Artists of the Decade list for the 2000s in December 2009.

Nelly career

Songs of Nelly

  • Dilemma – Album: Nellyville (2002)
  • Just a Dream- Album: 5.0 (2010)
  • Air Force Ones- Album: Nellyville (2002)
  • Ride Wit Me- Album: Country Grammar (2000)
  • Grillz- Album: Sweatsuit (2005)
  • Country Grammar – Album: Country Grammar (2000)
  • Lil Bit – Album: Life Rolls On (2021)
  • My Place – Album: Suit (2004)
  • I. – Album: Country Grammar (2000)
  • Body On Me – Album: Brass Knuckles (2008)
  • Batter Up album: Country Grammar (2000)
  • Over and Over- Album: Suit (2004)
  • Pimp Juice- Album: Nellyville (2002)
  • Here Comes the Boom – Album: Here Comes The Boom (2004)
  • #1 – Album: Training Day (2001)
  • It’s Getting Hot In Here
  • Gone- Album: 5.0 (2010)
  • Hey Porsche- Album: M.O. (2013)
  • Party People- Album: Brass Knuckles (2008)
  • Stepped On My J’z- Album: Brass Knuckles (2008)
  • Luven Me- Album: Country Grammar (2000)
  • No Matter What I Do
  • Shake Ya Tailfeather – Album: Bad Boys II (2003)
  • Flap Your Wings- Album: Sweat (2004)
  • The Fix – Album: Berlin Tag & Nacht: Die WG-Party (2015)
  • Lose Control – Album: No Boys Allowed (2010)
  • Country Boy Do- Album: Heartland (2021)
  • Wadsyaname – Album: Brass Knuckles (2008)
  • N Dey Say- Album: Suit (2004)
  • Tip Drill
  • Heart Of A Champion – Album: Sweat (2004)
  • Move That Body – Album: 5.0 (2010)

Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, Nelly’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million US dollars.

Latest News about Nelly

Nelly and Ashanti are expecting a baby

Nelly and Ashanti are currently the talk of the town after a Us Weekly report suggested that the singer-actress is expecting a child with the rapper. When contacted by Yahoo Entertainment, a representative for Ashanti declined to provide any comments, and as of now, there has been no immediate response from Nelly’s representative.

Nelly and Ashanti are expecting a baby

The speculation gained traction following a TMZ report, which highlighted a moment at Nelly’s 11th Black and White Ball for charity in St. Louis. During the event, both Nelly and Ashanti posed for photos with their hands on their bellies, sparking speculation about a potential “inside joke” between them.

The couple, known for their on-and-off relationship, has a lengthy history together. Despite being a couple for several years, the exact timeline of their relationship has remained somewhat elusive, as they have managed to keep the public guessing about the nature of their connection.

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