Grammy-winning,multi-Platinum hip-hop superstar Nelly makes a powerful return to the Billboard charts as his new single,Just a dream debuted at # 8 on the Digital Songs chart and at No. 12 on the Hot 100 chart with 135,000 copies sold. This marks his first Top 10 hit since Grillz topped the Hot 100 chart in early 2006.
Produced by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love,Just a dream is one of two new lead singlesincluding the infectious club jam Tippin in da club produced by Dutch and Juke Box and to be released from Nellys highly-anticipated sixth album,5.0,on Universal Motown on November 16.
5.0 is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the singers gold-certified 2008 album,Brass Knuckles,which debuted at # 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The new album marks a solid return to form for the St. Louis native.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Nellys explosive debut with his groundbreaking first album,Country Grammar,which sold an astonishing 250,000 copies in its first week of release,spent seven weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart,and sold more than 9 million copies. With Just a dream and Tippin in da club heating up the airwaves at Top 40 and Urban Radio,respectively,Nelly is poised to celebrate this milestone in his extraordinary career by enjoying another banner year of success.
Ranked No. 3 on Billboards definitive list of the best-selling artistes of the 2000s,Nelly has sold 30 million albums/singles in less than 10 years. Beyond his stellar artistic output,he is also the CEO of his own label,Derrty Ent.,owner of the popular Apple Bottoms womens clothing line,co-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA expansion team,and founder of two non-profit organizations,4Sho4Kids and Jes Us 4 Jackie.