Did you catch Jon and Chantel’s interview with Nelly?!
They talk over Zoom about Nelly’s first crossover with Tim McGraw, Dancing with the Stars, the pandemic and record label advice.
More of a podcast listener? Hear the interview here!
Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. 2020 brings the 20th anniversary of Country Grammar and the release of new single “Lil Bit” featuring Florida Georgia Line with a country inspired EP to follow entitled, Hartland. Additionally, Nelly has secured a firm place in Americas hearts through his time on Dancing with the Stars and most recently secured a movie role in “Clear Lake” playing Chuck Berry.
Nelly’s Country Grammar album and his song Cruise with FGL both achieved Diamond status in 2016, another season of top rated Real Husbands of Hollywood about to air and the second season of filming Nellyville is underway. Nelly also added sports commentator to his list of accomplishments with Fox Sports which makes him one of few actors with three television shows airing at one time. In 2016, Nelly was featured in an unique opportunity to perform alongside the country’s most prestigious orchestras including St. Louis, Columbus and Pittsburgh garnering great reviews. Nelly has performed on NBC’s The Voice, The American Music Awards, ABC’s Greatest Hits and served as a judge on CW’s The Next. Just some of his its include: “Hot in Here” – “Dilemma” [feat. Kelly Rowland] “Country Grammar” “Ride Wit Me” “Just a Dream”– “Cruise” reached diamond status, “The Fix” sampling Marvin Gaye, and summer sixteens dance anthem “Millionaire” with Cash Cash and Digital Animal Farm. The music mogul has also left his mark in other aspects of the industry, introducing his hugely successful women’s clothing line, Apple Bottoms and is part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats with Michael Jordan. In 2005, he made his big screen debut in the Adam Sandler and Chris Rock hit remake, The Longest Yard and in starred in Reach Me with Sylvester Stone 2014. Currently he supports Make a Wish and is the only rapper/music artist to own his own college, EI University, which provides education surrounding the music industry while Nelly himself provides scholarships.He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as “one of the biggest stars of the new millennium”, and the RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with 21 million albums sold in the United States. On December 11, 2009, Billboard ranked Nelly the number three Top Artist of the Decade.
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