2001 Best New Artist














2001 Best Rap Video

"Ride with me" feat City Spud

2009 Best collaboration

"Party People" with Fergie













2003 Favorite Male Singer


2004 Favorite Male Singer






2001 Best Selling New Male Artist


2001 World's Best Selling New Rap Artist






2002 Most Performed Songs From Motion Pictures

"Number 1" from Training Day





2001 Favorite Male Artist







#4th Best Selling Rap Artist in USA 

Nelly has sold a total of 21,815,000 albums in the US as of June 2014, making him the fourth best-selling rap artist in the country.

30 Million albums sales worldwide

BEST OF THE 2000s Artists of the Decade

(All genres of music combined)

They strutted, they rocked and they grooved on the charts all decade; these are the 20 music stars with the best performance on the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Hot 100 over the last ten years.

1. Eminem

2. Usher

3. Nelly

4. Beyoncé

5. Alicia Key

6. 50 Cent

7. Nickelback

8. Britney Spears

9. Destiny's Chlid

10. Jay-z

Go check the rest of the rankings here.

10 Highest Selling Rappers of All Time worldwide

1. Eminem

2. Jay-Z

3. 2Pac

4. The Beastie Boys

5. OutKast

6. Nelly

7. DMX

8. MC Hammer

9. Ludacris

10. The Notorious BIG

The 50 Best Selling Rap Albums of All Time

9.  Country Grammar  10,000,000 copies

14. Nellyville 7,000,000 copies

Country Grammer 10 Million Sales

Sixteen years after its original release, Nelly's blockbuster debut album Country Grammar has finally been certified diamond by the RIAA. That's right, the St. Louis, Mo. rapper has officially moved 10 million units of his first album, which first came out back in 2000.

There are only 7 other rap albums in history that share the same status, as certified by the RIAA, including projects from 2PacEminemOutkastThe Notorious B.I.G. and MC Hammer.

The unique double release Sweat & Suit, sold more then 6 million copies and made Nelly the first solo artist in history to simultanesously make album chart entries at No.1 & No.2.


Cruise 10 Million Sales

The hit song "Cruise" has been certified diamond and is the first country song to achieve that feat.  On the country track, Nelly provides a guest verse for country-pop duo Florida Georgia Line. The original version of the song fared well but when the St. Louis rapper added his verse, the song shot to the top of the Billboard Country Song chart. It peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100. The track also stayed at the No. 1 spot on Hot Country Songs for 24 weeks -- longer than any other song in 70 years.

#1 Hits Worldwide

13 singles

Top 10 Hits Worldwide

24 singles

The Longest-Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s

Just 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s have led for 10 weeks or more.

10 weeks, "Dilemma," Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland

Most consecutive weeks on Hot 100

431 – Drake

326 – Lil Wayne

216 – Rihanna

207 – Nicki Minaj

161 – Chris Brown

159 – Jay-Z

152 – Nelly

141 – Kenny Chesney

139 – Destiny's Child

139 – Taylor Swift

139 – Katy Perry

Self-replacement at number one (Billboard Hot 100)

Nelly – "Hot in Herre" → "Dilemma" (Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland)

(Only 15 artist achieved thsi milestone in the history of the Hot 100 charts)

Simultaneously occupying the top two positions (Hot 100)

Nelly: August 10–31, 2002

  1. "Hot in Herre"

  2. "Dilemma" (Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland, songs switched positions on August 17, 2002)

Most number of Billboard Hot 100 number one singles

  1. Puff Daddy - 5 (Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, I’ll Be Missing You, Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems (Notorious B.I.G.), Shake Ya Tailfeather (w/ Nelly & Murphy Lee), Bump, Bump, Bump (B2K)

  2. Eminem - 5 (Lose Yourself, Crack A Bottle, Not Afraid, Love The Way You Lie, The Monster)

  3. Ludacris - 5 (Stand Up, Yeah! (Usher), Money Maker, Glamorous (Fergie), Break Your Heart (Taio Cruz))

  4. Jay Z - 4 (Heartbreaker (Mariah Carey), Crazy In Love (Beyoncé), Umbrella (Rihanna), Empire State Of Mind)

  5. Nelly - 4 (Hot In Herre, Dilemna, Shake Ya Tailfeather (w/ Murphy Lee & Puff Daddy), Grillz)

  6. Sean Paul - 4 (Get Busy, Baby Boy (Beyoncé), Temperature, Cheap Thrills (Sia))

  7. 50 Cent - 4 (In Da Club, 21 Questions, Candy Shop, Crack A Bottle (Eminem))

  8. Kanye West - 4 (Slow Jamz, Gold Digger, Stronger, ET (Katy Perry))

  9. Pharrell - 4 (Drop It Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg), Money Maker (Ludacris), Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke), Happy)

  10. TI - 4 (My Love (Justin Timberlake), Whatever You Like, Live Your Life, Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke))

BILLBOARD: '100 Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists'


# Of Charted Billboard Singles

35 songs (To have 35 charting singles in the pre-streaming days is an incredible feat)



Nelly performed 2 times in a Superbowl halftime show