Today marks the 39th birthday of multiplatinum rapper Nelly! In the early 2000s, Nelly became instrumental in putting on the growing St. Louis rap scene after his first two albums sold in excess of a combined 14 million copies. Prior to Nelly’s breakthrough, St. Louis had received scant attention on a national level until Nelly and his St. Lunatics crew became stars. In his 13-year career, Nelly has had numerous big hits including the Billboard No. 1 “Hot In Herre,” “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Pimp Juice,” and “Air Forces 1′s.” He is widely considered one of the most commercially successful rappers of all-time.
Happy Birthday, Nelly!