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Nelly Tour Bus Search Yields Heroin, Marijuana, Loaded Weapon : October 12, 2012

Nelly is now the latest in a long line of musicians to be detained by police at a west Texas checkpoint after drugs were discovered on his tour bus. The rapper was detained when ...

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Nelly, the American rapper, actor and entrepreneur, was born on November 2, 1974 in Austin, Texas. Since 1993 he has been a member of St. Lunatics, a rap group. In 1999 he signed with Universal Records. Nelly started his solo career with Universal in 2000 when he released "Country Grammar," his debut album. The title track from the set became a top 10 hit single. "Country Grammar" debuted in the No. 3 spot on Billboard's 200 chart and peaked in the No. 1 spot. To date, it is Nelly's top-selling album. The set has sold more than 8.4 million U.S. copies. "Nellyville," his second album, was released in 2002, spawning the No. 1 hit singles "Dilemma" (which featured Kelly Rowland) and "Hot in Herre." Other singles off the album included "#1," "Pimp Juice," "Air Force Ones" (which featured the St. Lunatics and Murphy Lee) and "Work It" (which featured Justin Timberlake).

On September 14, 2004 Nelly released his third album "Sweat" and fourth album "Suit." "Sweat" debuted in the No. 2 spot on Billboard's 200 chart. During the first week of its release 342,000 copies of the album were sold. "Suit" debuted in the No. 1 spot and sold 396,0000 copies during the first week of release. In 2005 Nelly released "Sweatsuit." It was a compilation album which contained hits from both albums. "Brass Knuckles," Nelly's fifth album, was released in 2008. It spawned the hit singles "Body on Me" (which featured Ashanti and Akon), "Stepped on My J'z" (which featured Ciara and Jermaine Dupri) and "Party People" (which featured Fergie). Nelly's sixth album, "5.0," was released in 2010. "Just a Dream," the lead single, was a top ten hit single on several charts. "Move That Body," the second single, featured Akon and T-Pain. "Gone," the third single, follows as a sequel to "Dilemma," Nelly's 2002 No. 1 hit.

In 2003 as well as 2004 Nelly won Grammy Awards. In 2005 he appeared in "The Longest Yard," a 2005 remake movie, along with Chris Rock and Adam Sandler. Nelly owns two clothing lines, Apple Bottoms and Vokal. Over the course of his career, Nelly has sold 21 million U.S. albums.