Nelly Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Jun, 2018
Facts of Nelly
Date of Birth: 1974 , November-2
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Nelly
Birth Name Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
Father Cornell Haynes Sr
Mother Rhonda Mack
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Austin, Texas
Ethnicity Black
Profession Singer, Song-Writer
Net Worth $ 60 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 55 kg
Married Yes
Married to N/A
Children Chanel Haynes, Cornell Haynes III
Education University City High School
Siblings City Spud, Jackie Donahue
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Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. is popularly known by his stage name Nelly. Nelly is a popular American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, actor as well as songwriter. He began his solo career in 2000 and still achieving a higher success towards it. The world-renowned rapper who has given a number of all-time hit albums to the music industry including Country GrammarJust A Dream, and Nellyville as well. In the year 2003 and 2004, he also won Grammy Awards respectively. 

Early Life And Bio Of Nelly 

Cornell Iral Haynes was Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. on November 2, 1974, in Austin, Texas, United States. He belongs to American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is a Black American. He spent most of his early days in his hometown Austin along with his family. 

Nelly father is a former Air Force member. Sadly, his parents divorced when he was just seven. He later moved to University City, Missouri along with his mother. He was interested in the field of music from his early years. As a schoolboy, he formed a hip-hop group called St. Lunatics.  With the self-produced single "Gimme What You Got," he gained local popularity. He later made an agreement with Universal Music Group. 

Nelly graduated from the University City High School. 

Nelly's Professional Career 

Nelly released his first album under the title Country Grammer in the year 2000 which became an instant hit as it reached #7 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 Hot Rap Tracks. His singles from the album included "E.I."; "Ride wit Me", and "Batter Up". 

Nelly after a couple of years, released his second album named Nellyville which became highly appreciated and received a lot of fame. Similarly, in the year 2009, Nelly was announced in Las Vegas publicly about the Yet=to-be=titled album. He has also made guest appearances with various singer and artist and also got involved in the promotional activities. 


Nelly is a passionate person. He has various personalities within himself focused on his career. He is always focused on his career and always tries to raise his achievements. He is highly famous with his song dilemma. Looking towards the relationship status of Nelly, he dated with Ashanti. Sources also stated they broke up with some of the misunderstandings between the couple. The issues also elaborated were that Nelly failed his romance with Ashanti after some duration of their relationship.

He has also released a number of  hit songs.  

Nelly's Net Worth, Car Collection, Body Measurement 

Nelly has an estimated net worth of around $60 million, as of 2018, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He owned a mansion in Eureka, Missouri which was worthed to be around $1,400,000. 

Nelly owns a Ford Mustang V6 which worth around $18,433. 

Nelly has also collected a large amount of money from his albums. And here is the list of his earnings.

Album  Year  Collection 
Nellyville  2002
Sweat 2004
Suit  2004
Sweatsuit 2005 $800,000
Brass Knuckles 2008
Country Grammar 2010
Just A Dream 2010

Nelly Nelly stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inch. 

Nelly's Personal Life 

Nelly is yet to be married but has two children Chanelle Hynes and Cornel Haynes III. There is no any authentic information about the who is the mother of two children. He previously dated author, Karrine Steffans.

After that,  Nelly started a love affair with singer Ashanti in early 2003.  The two first met during a pre-Grammy pres conference. The couple dated for around 11-years. 

CAPTION: Nelly SOURCE: Daily Mail

Nelly also dated several other Hollywood divas like model Lashontae Heckard, actress Shantel Jackson

His fans also state that Nelly is highly conscious about his dressing style. His attractive body suits him all kinds of dresses. His appearances within the stage programs impress lots of girls and highly want to date him. Yet, Nelly is always conscious about his public image.

Nelly is highly searched face within the social networking sites. He is highly found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blog and many other websites. There is the presence of his personal account along with a number of fan clubs and pages that provides the resent information and pictures along with an update about his recent news.

Nelly had a controversy regarding the tour bus that was interrupted for the nonconformance by the traffic stop. This issue was further moved crossed as a legal issue that faced a large number of controversy.