Grammy Award-winning superstar Nelly will make musical history on 14
September when he simultaneously releases two new albums - Sweat and
Suit. While he joins Bruce Springstein and Guns'n'Roses, who have
also released two albums on the same day, Nelly becomes the first
rapper to join their exclusive ranks.
Before that, he released a brand new double A-sided single My Place/
Flap Your Wings on 30 August 2004.
My Place, featuring Jaheim on vocals
reworking of the Teddy Pendergrass classic, Come On And Go With Me
is taken from the Suit album while the
Neptunes produced Flap Your Wings is lifted from Sweat.
and creatively, Sweat and Suit showcase the multi-platinum St.
Louis native's diverse musical styles. "I had so much material that at first
I thought about releasing a double CD, but then I thought it would be better
to release two albums separately to show fans the best of both sides of
Nellyville," says Nelly.
In describing how the two albums are different, he characterizes Sweat
as having more "up-tempo club bangers that are more street-oriented songs
like Hot In Herre, Air Force Ones or #1,” while Suit
is more "'grown and sexy', along the lines of Dilemma or Ride Wit
Me." Both albums showcase Nelly's trademark melodic lyrical style that
gives him a broad-based appeal. "When I first came out I was representing my
city hard, now I'm trying to explain so much more. I think both albums show
my growth creatively and personally," he adds.
Nelly first came to national attention when he released his 9x
platinum-selling 2000 debut Country Grammar. In 2001, as a member of
the St. Lunatics (which includes fellow group member Murphy Lee), Universal
Records released the group's platinum-certified debut Free City. The
next year, he released his 6x platinum-certified sophomore album,
Nellyville followed by the platinum-certified re-mix album, Da Derrty
Versions in 2003. Cumulatively, Nelly has sold close to 30 million
singles/albums worldwide establishing him as one today's top-selling
artists. Sweat and Suit will be his third and fourth studio
albums respectively and feature guest appearances by superstars Christina
Aguilera, Big Boi, Pharell Williams and Snoop Dogg.
In addition to
his love of music, Nelly is committed to giving back to St. Louis and the
broader community of his home town. Several years ago, he started
non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for
children born with developmental disabilities and children born addicted to
He's also growing into a successful entrepreneur. He has found success with
his multi-million dollar clothing company, Vokal and recently launched a
women's line called Applebottoms. Nelly not only co-owns the clothing
companies, he designs and is active in promoting and marketing the brands.
Nelly's new double a-sided single My Place/Flap Your Wings was
released in the UK through Universal Records on
30 August 2004.
Nelly's two new albums Sweat and Suit will be released on 14
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