Nelly is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, investor and entrepreneur from the United States. He began his career when he was in school with finding a band named “St. Lunatics”, and then went on solo and released his debut album “Country Grammar”. Let’s find out how much is Nelly’s net worth in 2018.
Nelly Early Life
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. was born on November 2, 1974 in Austin, the capital of Texas, United States. His father Cornell Haynes Sr, and his mother Rhonda Mack, they got divorced when he was young. Nelly has 1 brother, his name is Lavell Webb, known as “City Spud” and he’s a rapper and music producer.
Following his parents’ divorce, Nelly moved with his mother from St. Louis city to the University City, where he attended the University City High School.
Nelly has been into many relationships. He briefly dated the singer, songwriter, TV personality and actress Kelly Rowland. Nelly had some time with the singer, songwriter, music producer, actress and dancer Ashanti, and with the actress and model Lashontae Heckard.
Nelly has been with the model and actress Shantel Jackson since 2014. Nelly has a daughter and a son, Chanelle Haynes born in 1994, and Cornell Haynes III born in 1999.
Nelly has recently been arrested for a rape accusation, and released with no charges as the accusation was false.
Nelly Career, Awards & Achievement
During his school days, Nelly began his music and rapping career with founding a band along with Ali, Murphy Lee, City Spud and Kyjuan calling it “St. Lunatics”. The band got famous after releasing their song “Gimme What Ya Got”. Later, Nelly decided to go on a solo career and signed to the Universal Records.
Nelly began his successful career with a super successful studio album titled “Country Grammar”, which was released in 2000 and debuted at 1 on 3 weekly charts including the Top Rap Albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and on the Billboard 200 charts all in the US, next to other ranks on several other countries charts. 2 years later he released his second album “Nellyville” which was also successful and peaked at 1 on the same charts as the first album. Nelly’s latest released studio album is titled “M.O.”.
As for the acting, Nelly has done a few TV appearances. He appeared in the comedy sports movie “The Longest Yard”, in 4 episodes of “CSI: NY” TV series, and in a drama movie titled “Reach Me”. Furthermore, Nelly has also found a record label named “Derrty Entertainment”.
In 2018 – 2019, Nelly has 1 drama, mystery thriller movie appearance in “A Fall from Grace”, and he is expected to release his 8th studio album.
Awards & Achievements
Nelly has received more than 60 award winnings and nominations. His total award wins so far including 9 Billboard Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 4 Teen Choice Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, 1 BET Award, 1 Blockbuster Entertainment Award, 1 MTV Video Music Award Japan, and a few others. Nelly was nominated for 9 other Grammy Awards, 9 other Billboard Music Awards and 6 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Nelly has sold more than 21 million album copies which is a huge achievement for him, as this makes him be considered as one of the highest selling rappers in the world.
Net Worth of Nelly
The estimated net worth of the rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, investor and entrepreneur Nelly is Negative -$3 million. At one-time Nelly net worth used to be $60 million, but Nelly is almost Broke now and is in debt. He made his tens of millions from the albums he released, sold and performed. Nelly earned more than $9 million from his debut album sales, and around $7 million from “Nellyville” album sales.
Nelly is one of the most loved rappers, and one of the highest selling rap singers across the whole world. He has released so far more than 7 albums which all ranked on top charts, and he has received many award nominations and winnings. Nelly is currently in a relationship with Shantel Jackson and they seem happy together.