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NELLY LIFE AND CAREER TIMELINE


2000:
May:  Nelly hit #1 for 4 weeks on the Billboard Rap Singles chart with "Country Grammar."

June:  Nelly released his debut LP - Country Grammar.

August:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Country Grammar."  Country Grammar was certified 2x platinum and topped the Billboard R&B; Album chart for 6 weeks.

September:  Country Grammar hit #1 on Billboard's LP charts and topped the chart for 5 weeks.  Nelly performed "Country Grammar" at the MTV Video Music Awards after DMX dropped out.  Nelly took "Country Grammar" into the Top 10 and the video topped the MTV Top 20.  Country Grammar was certified 3x platinum.

October:  Country Grammar was certified 4x platinum.

November:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "E.I."

December:  Country Grammar was certified 5x platinum.  Nelly hit the Top 10 for the 2nd time with "E.I."  Nelly topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as Top Hot Rap Artist - Male.

 
2001:
February:  Nelly was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Country Grammar") and Best Rap Album (Country Grammar).

March:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Ride Wit Me" (featuring City Spud).  Country Grammar was certified 6x platinum.  Nelly won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B;/Soul or Rap New Artist.

April:  Nelly won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male - New Artist.  "Ride Wit Me" topped the MTV Video Countdown for a week.  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "Ride Wit Me."

June:  Nelly won a BET Award for Best New Artist.

July:  Nelly hit the Top 40 helping out Jagged Edge with "Where The Party At."  Country Grammar was certified 7x platinum.

September:  Nelly's video for "Ride Wit Me" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video and was also nominated for Best Male Video and Viewer's Choice.  Nelly topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 3 weeks, the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 3 weeks, the R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks, and the Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 9 weeks helping out Jagged Edge with "Where The Party At."  Nelly won 2 Source Awards for Album of the Year and New Artist of the Year.  Nelly could be heard on the All-Star Tribute benefit single "What's Going On" (with proceeds going to AIDS and 9/11 charities).

October:  Nelly hit the Top 10 with Jagged Edge with "Where The Party At" from their LP Jagged Little Thrill.

November:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "#1" - a track from the Training Day soundtrack.

December:  Country Grammar was certified 8x platinum.

 
2002:
January:  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "#1."  Nelly won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

February:  Nelly was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Ride Wit Me") and Best Rap/Sung Collab'n ("Where The Party At" with Jagged Edge).

April:  Nelly topped the Canadian singles chart helping 'N Sync on their hit, "Girlfriend".

May:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Hot In Herre".

June:  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "Hot In Herre".  Nelly topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 7 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 7 weeks with "Hot In Herre".  Nelly topped the Canadian singles chart with "Hot In Herre".  Nelly released his next LP - Nellyville.

July:  Nelly hit #1 for 3 weeks with "Hot In Herre".  "Hot In Herre" topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 3 weeks, the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 6 weeks, the R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 6 weeks, the R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart for a week, and the Hot Rap Singles chart for 6 weeks.  Nellyville topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart - selling over 714,000 copies in the US its first week of release.  Nelly hit the Top 40 with help from Kelly Rowland on "Dilemma."  The video for "Hot In Herre" topped the MTV Video Countdown.  Nellyville was certified 3x platinum.

August:  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "Dilemma" and #1 by the end of the month where it stayed for 7 weeks.  Nelly could be heard on the XXX soundtrack with Toya with "Stick Out Ya Wrist."  Nelly topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 10 weeks, the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 12 weeks, the R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 9 weeks, the Rap Singles chart for 10 weeks, and the R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 9 weeks with "Dilemma" (displacing himself at #1).   Nelly won 3 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Single and Choice Hook Up - both for "Girlfriend" with 'N Sync - and Choice Song of the Summer ("Hot In Herre").  Nelly's video for "#1" was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video and Best Video from a Film - and his remix collaboration with 'N Sync ("Girlfriend") was nominated for 2 more awards: Best Group Video and Best Pop Video.

September:  Nelly topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 7 weeks with "Dilemma."  Nelly began touring - kicking off his tour in Massachusetts.  Nellyville was certified 4x platinum.  

October:  A concert-goer was stabbed to death after a Nelly concert in San Diego, California.

November:  Nelly topped the UK Singles chart for 2 weeks with "Dilemma."  Nelly performed on Saturday Night Live.  Nellyville was certified 5x platinum.  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Air Force Ones."

December:  Nellyville ended the year as the 2nd biggest selling LP of the year with over 4.9 million copies sold in the US.  Nelly topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Pop Artist (singles & albums), Top Pop Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Male, Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Hot Rap Artist, and the Top Hot Rap Single ("Hot In Herre").

 
2003:
January:  Nelly won an American Music Awards for the "Fan Choice" Award and was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B; Male Artist, and Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B; Album.  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "Air Force Ones."  Nelly topped the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart for 2 weeks with "Air Force Ones."

February:  Nelly appeared on the TV show Cedric The Entertainer Presents on FOX.  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "Air Force Ones."  Nelly won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Dilemma" with Kelly Rowland) and Best Rap Solo Performance - Male ("Hot In Herre") and was also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rap Album (Nellyville), and Record of the Year. Nelly also performed at the ceremony.

March:  Nelly won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B; Soul or Rap Album of the Year and was honored with the 2003 Sammy Davis, Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year. Nelly was also nominated 2 for Best Music Video ("Dilemma" with Kelly Rowland).

April:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Pimp Juice."  Nelly won a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer.  VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Nelly at # 29.

June:  VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Hot In Herre" at # 65.  Nellyville was certified 6x platinum.  Nelly began working to increase awareness and rally support for bone marrow donations. The efforts are in honor of his sister who suffers from leukemia.  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Shake Ya Tailfeather" with help from P. Diddy & Murphy Lee from the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack.

August:  Nelly's video for "Hot In Herre" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video and the video for "Dilemma" was nominated for Best R&B; Video.  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "Shake Ya Tailfeather."

September:  Nelly topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 4 weeks, Top 40 Tracks chart, Hot 100 Airplay chart for 4 weeks, Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and the Hot Rap Tracks chart for 3 weeks with "Shake Ya Tailfeather" with help from P. Diddy and Murphy Lee.  Nelly hit #1 for 2 weeks with "Shake Ya Tailfeather" with help from P. Diddy and Murphy Lee.

October:  Nelly topped the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart with "Shake Ya Tailfeather" with help from P. Diddy and Murphy Lee.  Nelly took home a Source Award for Artist of the Year, Male. Nelly also was honored with a Source Foundation Image Award for his community work.  Nelly won a Radio Music Awards for Best Driving Song ("Shake Ya Tailfeather" with P. Diddy and Murphy Lee).

November:  Nelly was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist.  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Iz U."  Nelly released the remix LP Da Derrty Versions.  Nelly could heard on Missy Elliott's LP This Is Not A Test on the track "Pump It Up."

December:  Da Derrty Versions was certified platinum.

 
2004:
February:  Nelly performed at the Half-time Show for Super Bowl XXXVIII.  Nelly won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Shake Ya Tailfeather" with P. Diddy and Murphy Lee).  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Work It."

April:  Nelly won a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer.  Country Grammar was certified 9x platinum.

July:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "My Place."

August:  Nelly could be heard on Mase's LP Welcome Back on the track "Money Comes & Goes."  The video for "Shake Ya Tailfeather" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award including Best Hip-Hop Video. Nelly performed at the ceremony held in Miami.

September:  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "My Place."  Nelly topped the Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart with "My Place / Flap Your Wings."  Nelly hit the Top 40 with Christina Aguilera with "Tilt Ya Head Back."  Nelly topped the UK singles charts with "My Place."  Nelly released 2 LPs Sweat and Suit.  Suit topped the LP charts in Canada.

October:  Nelly topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Suit (selling over 396,000 copies in the US its first week of release) as Sweat came in at #2 (selling over 342,000 copies) on both charts.  Nelly hit the Top 40 and Top 10 along with Tim McGraw with "Over And Over."  The single "Shake Ya Tailfeather" was certified gold.

November:  Nelly topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart and Rhythmic Airplay chart with Tim McGraw with "Over And Over."  Nelly hit #1 for 5 weeks along with Tim McGraw with "Over And Over."  Suit was certified 2x platinum and Sweat was certified platinum.  # 46 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

 
2005:
January:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "N Dey Say."  Nelly performed as part of the benefit show Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope on NBC.  Suit was certified 3x platinum.  The singles "Hot In Herre," "My Place," and "Over And Over" were certified gold.

February:  Nelly was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (Suit).  Nelly topped the UK singles chart with "Over And Over."  The single "Over And Over" was certified platinum.

March:  Nelly's sister Jacqueline Donahue lost her battle with leukemia at the age of 31. Nelly cancelled several tour dates to be home with his family.

May:  Nelly could be heard on The Longest Yard soundtrack with "Errtime." The single "Tilt Ya Head Back" was certified gold.

June:  Nelly hit the Top 40 helping out Fat Joe with "Get It Poppin'." The single "Over And Over" was certified 2x platinum.

July:  Nelly hit the Top 10 helping out Fat Joe with "Get It Poppin'."

August:  Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Fly Away" from The Longest Yard soundtrack. The single "Get It Poppin'" was certified platinum.

November:  Nelly released Sweatsuit - the set included highlights from the LPs Sweat and Suit and a few new tunes.

December:  Nelly could be heard on The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous creation - Duets: The Final Chapter. Nelly hit the Top 40 with "Grillz." Nelly topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart with "Grillz."

 
2006:
January:  Nelly topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Billboard Rhythmic chart with "Grillz." Sweatsuit was certified gold. The single "Ride Wit Me" was certified gold.

February:  Nelly hit the Top 10 with "Grillz."

June:  The singles "Grillz," "Errtime," and "Flap Your Wings" were certified platinum.

July:  Nelly hit the Top 40 helping out Janet Jackson with "Call On Me" from her LP 20 Years Old.

September:  Nelly topped the Billboard Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart, and Hot Singles Sales chart with Janet Jackson with "Call On Me."

 

 

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