Nelly to release Brass Knuckles
In the summer of 2000, Cornell “Nelly” Haynes Jr. did the unbelievable. Nelly, an unknown rapper from St. Louis, Missouri, sold of a quarter of a million copies of his debut album, Country Grammar during its first week of release. The album would spend seven weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart.
Two years later, in the summer of 2002, Nelly proved to be no one-hit wonder when his sophomore album Nellyville came in at the number one position on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Nellyville went on to sell over 6 million records domestically and earn its creator two Grammy trophies for the singles “Hot In Herre” (Best male Rap Solo) and “Dilemma” (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration).
Title: Brass Knuckles
Release date: 09/16/08
Label: Universal Motown
Single: Party People
Buy at: Amazon
In 2003, he released a platinum-selling remix album, Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention). As a member of the St. Lunatics, comprised of Nelly, Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan and Slo Down he released the platinum – selling Free City. In 2004 he picked up another Grammy for his collaboration with Murphy Lee and P. Diddy for “Shake Ya Tailfeather” (Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group). Cumulatively, Nelly has sold close to 30 million singles/albums worldwide establishing him as on of the top-selling artists of our time.
Nelly has also expanded his role beyond that of just an artist. His is the CEO of his own label, Derrty Ent., a venture with Universal Records that has seen success with the release of his remix album and Murphy Lee’s platinum-bound solo debut, Murphy’s Law. He is also owner Of Apple Bottom women’s clothing line & Pimp Juice energy drink and he is part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats Basketball Team. He has also started two nonprofit organizations: 4 SHo 4 kids & Jes Us 4 Jackie.
Brass Knuckles Tracklisting
U Ain’t Him
Body On Me
Stepped On My J’z
Let It Go Lil Momma
One and Only
Who F***s w/ Me
"Brass Knuckles" by Nelly - release date: 09/16/08..