Happy 41st Birthday to Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. better known as NELLY!
Born originally in Austin, TX he moved with his mother to St. Louis, MO at a young age. His first skills were on the baseball field and he even almost became a professional baseball player. While in High school he turned his attention to music, he performed as a dancer and back up rapper/hype man for the group St.Lunatics, but fate would soon make Nelly the star.
He had several hits including E.I and Country Grammar and became a huge success with several albums and collaboration with Texas natives Paul Wall & Kelly Rowland. I guess Nelly forgot his Texas roots!
Nelly now stars in reality tv shows and still continues to be a heartthrob even at 41!
Boom 92 wishes Nelly a very Happy Birthday!
Here’s a throwback: