Known for his distinctive style and larger-than-life personality, Nelly has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. In 2000, he emerged on the scene with his Country Grammar album, which sold more than 8.4 million copies and included the massive hits “Ride Wit Me,” “Country Grammar,” and “E.I.”
Nelly netted his first Grammy awards two years later with “Hot in Herre,” (Best Male Rap Solo Performance) and “Dilemma” [feat. Kelly Rowland] (Best Rap Song Collaboration). He has since gone on to win many more awards, including multiple American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and the Billboard “Top Pop, Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year.” In 2016, Nelly teamed with Florida Georgia Line for another cross-genre hit, the Diamond-selling “Cruise.”
The music mogul has also left his mark in other industries, including his own clothing lines, and his energy drink Pimp Juice – derived from his hit song of the same name. His film and television credits include the 2005 remake of “The Longest Yard” alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, a recurring role on “CSI: NY” and “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” An avid sports fan, Nelly has also served on the panel of FS1’s sports talk show “Skip & Shannon: Undisputed,” with commentators Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.