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Transcript of nelly
"growing up ran from baseball to rap, and he formed his first musical group, St. Lunatics, with some high school friends.
St. Lunatics found some local success in 1996 with the self-produced single "Gimme What You Got," but success didn't stick, and St. Lunatics decided that Nelly would be better off as a solo act who could bring attention to the whole group.
Suit debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart, and Sweat debuted at No. 2,
keeping Nelly riding high in the music world.
In the winter of 2005, the inevitable Sweatsuit was released.
A compilation of songs from Sweat and Suit, with three new tracks, Sweatsuit launched "Grillz" into the No. 1 spot, and "Flap Your Wings" and "My Place" also burned up the charts.
Nellyville went platinum six times over, and its first single, "Hot in Here," was a ubiquitous No. 1 and took the 2003 Grammy Award for best male rap solo performance.
Other singles from Nellyville, including "Dilemma" (featuring Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child), "Work It" (featuring Justin Timberlake) and "Air Force Ones" (featuring Murphy Lee and the St. Lunatics), riddled the airwaves, and in the week after Nellyville came out, Nelly was at No. 1 on 10 different Billboard charts.
20 facts about Nelly are Nelly was born on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas.
Nelly ventures into film and television work, and has appeared on CSI: NY and in the film The Longest Yard.
his real name is Cornell Haynes Jr.Literally.
\ mixing it up, in 2003 Nelly broke from his studio work to release a remix album called Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention before releasing two more studio albums in 2004, Sweat (an R&B album) and Suit (a more rap-oriented album).