United States

Nelly Bio

Who is Nelly

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born on November 2, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He is also popular by his stage name, Nelly.

Early Life (Childhood)

Nelly was born in Austin, Texas, United States of America. His father was an army. He has attended St. Louis and University City, Missouri as a teenager.

Interesting Facts

Nelly was honored by "Best New Artist" at the 1st Annual BET Awards in 2001. He is frequently found wearing clothing bearing the logos of St. Louis' sports teams.

Personal Life

Nelly has two daughters named Chanel Haynes (b. 2-27-94) and Cornell Haynes III "Tre" (b. 3-2-99). Chanel was born 2 months earlier but there is no information about their mother.


Nelly has been nominated in various awards and has won ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Grammy Awards and many more.


Nelly's tour bus was interrupted by a traffic stop and searched by Tennessee state troopers which found netted methamphetamine, marijuana, over 100 zip lock bags and numerous handguns.