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Nelly is an American rapper and singer known for such hits as "Country Grammar" and "Dilemma."
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1 on the Billboard albums chart, and Sweat debuted at No. 2, keeping Nelly riding high in the music world.
In the winter of 2005, the inevitable Sweatsuit was released. A compilation of songs from Sweat and Suit, with three new tracks, Sweatsuit launched "Grillz" into the No. 1 spot, and "Flap Your Wings" and "My Place" also burned up the charts.
In 2008, Nelly launched Brass Knuckles, his fifth studio album,
which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The highest-charting single, "Party People," peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the next two singles, "Stepped on My J'z" and "Body on Me," peaked at No. 90 and No. 42, respectively.
In 2010, Nelly released the album 5.0., featuring the hits "Just a Dream" (No. 3), "Move That Body" and "Gone," the sequel to his 2002 hit "Dilemma."
Never one to stay idle for long, the two-time Grammy winner also has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottom, and has founded a charity, 4Sho4Kids Foundation, which raises money and awareness for various children's health issues. He has also signed on to represent several companies, among them Nike and Ford, and has appeared on several TV shows, including The World Series of Poker and CSI: NY.
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