Nelly aka Jr. Cornell Iral Haynes is a renowned hip-hop artiste and an occasional actor. He is a Grammy award singer who has had five hit album releases since year 2000 that also include the likes of Nellyville and Brass Knuckles. The former released in 2002 while the latter in the year 2008. He has won international fame and fan base because of his exceptional singing style and clever hooks. Nelly shot to fame with Country Grammar of which 8.4 million copies got sold in the US. This was his best-selling album in his career.
Nelly is not only a famous rapper artiste but also an occasional actor and an entrepreneur too. Apart from a singing career, he also has a business of clothing line and drinks. Many of his albums have become the best-selling ones of the year. Apart from that, he is the owner of Apple Bottoms and Vokal, which are female and men clothing lines respectively. Formerly he owned Charlotte Bobcats along with other co-owners like Michael Jordan. He also endorses various brands like Nike, Reebok and Ford Motor Company to name a few.
Nelly is not only an actor cum rapper but also a businessman too, who owns two clothing companies. Apart from that he also is the owner of the non-profit organization "4Sho4Kids Foundation". According to him, he does not mind at all in spending a huge amount of moolah on social causes. Having activities like these at the same time, his expenditures are expected to be a bit high than the usual estimates.
Nelly had attended University City High School in University City, Missouri to complete his education. Nelly is in a relationship with singer Ashanti since mid-2003 and also has two kids namely Cornel III Tre and Chanel. Moreover, his daughter Chanel is elder to his son Cornel III.