Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor.
Nelly was born on November 2, 1974 in Austin, Texas, USA as Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.. His parents divorced when he was young, and Nelly and his mother eventually moved from downtown St. Louis to University City, Missouri. His interests 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. It wasn’t long before the theory was proved correct, as Nelly was signed by Universal to a solo contract.
Looking towards the relationship status of Nelly, he dated with Ashanti. Sources also stated they broke up with some of the misunderstanding between the couple. The issues also elaborated were that Nelly failed his romance with Ashanti after some duration of their relationship. Nelly has two children. There is no any authentic information about the Nelly married or the divorce life. His fans also state that Nelly is highly conscious about his dressing style. His attractive body suits him all kinds of dresses. His appearances within the stage programs impress lots of girls and highly want to date him. Yet, Nelly is always conscious about his public image.
Nelly won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and had a supporting role in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. He has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as “one of the biggest stars of the new millennium”, and the RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with 21 million albums sold in the United States. On December 11, 2009, Billboard ranked Nelly the number three Top Artist of the Decade.
Nelly Height and Weight
Nelly Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Nelly Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Nelly Shoe Size/Feet Size: 10 (US)
Nelly Star Sign: Scorpio
Nelly Net Worth: $60 Million
Nelly Hair Color: Black
Nelly Eye Color: Dark brown
Date Of Birth: 2 November 1974
Birth Place: Austin, Texas, USA
Birth Name: Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
Parents: Cornell Haynes Sr
Children: Cornell Haynes III, Chanel Haynes
Siblings: City Spud, Jackie Donahue
Active from: 1993
Associated acts: St. Lunatics
Genre: Pop-Rap, Party Rap, Rap