Nelly
Nelly
Star

Star Biography

Diamond-sellingmultiplatinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor Nelly has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. Currently, Nelly has again topped the country music charts with a collaboration with Kane Brown, "Cool Again," and hit the No. 1 spot with "Good Times Roll" with Jimmie Allen. Some of his other hits include "Hot in Here"; "Dilemma" featuring Kelly Rowland; "Country Grammar"; "Ride Wit Me"; "Just a Dream"; "Cruise"; "The Fix" sampling Marvin Gaye; and summer sixteen's dance anthem "Millionaire" with Cash Cash and Digital Animal Farm. He has won three GRAMMY Awards, released six top-selling studio albums, and graced both the small and big screens alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, as well as played himself in BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" with Kevin Hart. Nelly's "Country Grammar" album and his song "Cruise," his collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, both achieved diamond status in 2016; and he is only one of seven rappers to reach this honor. He is also the CEO of his own label Derrty Ent. and co-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats with Michael Jordan. Nelly supports Make a Wish and is the only rapper/music artist to own his own college, EI University, which provides education surrounding the music industry and personally provides scholarships for students.

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