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Born: November 02, 1974

Born Cornell Haynes Jr. in Austin, Texas, after his parents split up when he was seven, Nelly lived with various family members. In high school he became interested in rapping and formed his own group called the St. Lunatics. Following a minor success with the group, Nelly went solo and signed a record deal with Universal Records. His first album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 40, and he received two Grammy Award nominations in 2001, for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance. He... See All

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