Universal recording artist NELLY has been nominated for three 2001 Source Music Awards in the categories of Single of the Year for his smash hit “Country Grammar;” New Artist of the Year; and Album of the Year for his 6x platinum disc Country Grammar. The St. Louis-based rapper is competing for the awards against artists such as OutKast, Ludacris, Mystikal, Jay Z, Snoop and Eminem.
In just one year, NELLY has received over ten nominations since the release of his top-selling debut, Country Grammar, last June. The talented rapper has won several awards – a 2001 Soul Train Music Award for “Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist,” and a World Music Award for “Best New Artist.” And his critically acclaimed album has received several nominations (2 BET Awards; a Blockbuster nod; an American Music Award; a Billboard and two Grammy Awards).
NELLY’s current single, “Ride Wit Me,” is another bona-fide hit, ranking #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart. Fans can catch the rapper performing this and other hits from his debut disc during his forthcoming tour with Destiny’s Child slated to kick off on July 18th. In the meantime, NELLY will appear on Soul Train, along with the St Lunatics on June 16th; and can be seen on FOX’s Teen Choice Special: Teenapolooza on June 28th. The 2001 Source Music Awards will broadcast on August 28th on UPN.
Fans can find out more information about NELLY’s award nominations and tour schedule by logging on to http://www.nelly.net.