Music. TV. Fashion. Philanthropy. While you were sleeping on Nelly, he’s been taking over.
Besides the 9 times platinum certified Country Grammar (the 4th highest selling hip-hop album OF ALL TIME), Nelly has released 6 other albums (5 through his own record label), each with hit singles that have earned him fans as far as Australia and New Zealand.
Nelly continues to show up all over the music map, including a sick verse in this track by Diana Espir
Nelly next set his eyes on TV domination: he and his family currently star in Nellyville on BET. Watching Nelly raise his two children, niece and nephew, it’s clear the personality of the Air Force Ones singer is as fun as ever.
Whether he’s helping nephew Shawn navigate his own hip-hop career, busting up parties of aspiring model Sydney, or learning the ropes of his new relationship with Shantel Jackson, Nelly and his tightknit family are sure to entertain. The show is currently enjoying massive ratings.
Fashion Icon and Philanthropist.
Nelly heads up two clothing lines: Vokal and Apple Bottoms. He’s also an avid poker player, showing up at the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event. He regularly donates his poker winnings to 4Sho4Kids, a charity fighting leukemia, dedicated to the memory of his late sister.
Supporter of the Troops
Nelly was the first singer to come to Erbil in Kurdistan and perform for Iraqi troops fighting ISIS. He dropped hits like Hot in Here and Ride with Me to an enthusiastic audience. Talk about music having a positive impact!
Whatever Nelly does next, we’ll be watching!