He was born on this date as Cornell Haynes, Jr and some STL folks may still call him that. But most of the world knows him as Nelly. Multiple-Grammy Award winner Nelly. He graduated from University City High School and soon after formed the St Lunatics. He went solo in 1999 and signed to Universal Records. Nelly released “Country Grammar” in 2000 and it remains his best-selling album with over 8.4 million sold in the U.S. alone. He had a movie role in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. Nelly is also a successful businessman with two clothing lines – Vokal and Apple Bottoms. On Dec. 11, 2009 Billboard ranked him #3 in their Top Artist of the Decade list. He has a star on the St Louis Walk of Fame located at 6508 Delmar. Plus, Nelly likes to bowl. I love this guy! Today is also the birthday of actor Ben Curtis. He’s best-known as the “Dell Dude” from computer commercials. Both Nelly and Curtis are in their 30s. Who’s older?