Today In Hip-Hop: Nelly Releases ‘Country Grammar’ Debut

On this day, June 27, in hip-hop history… 2000: Nelly released his blockbuster album Country Grammar. The St. Louis native’s debut LP entered the charts at No. 3, and stuck around in the top 10 before landing at No. 1 on August 17, 2000. It remained there for several weeks, selling over three million copies by that October. The album was eventually certified nine-times Platinum, making it one of the best-selling albums in U.S. history. Country Grammar spawned a series of popular singles, including “Ride wit Me (featuring City Spud),” “Country Grammar (Hot Shit),” and “E.I.,” which peaked on ...

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