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Nelly’s Peak-Hour Spotify Plays Have Tripled Since the Start of #SaveNelly

After SPIN pointed out on Monday that Nelly might be rescued from his seven-figure tax debt if fans banded together to stream his songs 287,176,547 times on…
Andy Cush / September 15, 2016

Stephen Colbert, James Corden Join the #SaveNelly Campaign

A few days ago, SPIN figured out that fans could stream Nelly's 2002 classic "Hot in Herre" 287,176,547 times (at least) to pull him from tax debt.
Brian Josephs / September 15, 2016

Nelly Needs At Least 287,176,547 “Hot In Herre” Streams to Pay Off His IRS Debt

Nelly's debut album, 2000's Country Grammar, may have gone diamond, but he still needs your help. Earlier this morning, TMZ reported that he's been hit with a federal…
Brian Josephs / September 12, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Taylor Swift and HAIM Back Up Nelly on ‘Hot in Herre’ in St. Louis

If Taylor Swift ever starts her own Five-Timers Club for special guests on her various world tours, then Nelly will almost certainly end up being…
Andrew Unterberger / September 30, 2015

Nelly and Jeremih Sample Marvin Gaye on New DJ Mustard Production, ‘The Fix’

Jeremih and DJ Mustard have worked magic together before — 2014's "Don't Tell 'Em" remains a masterpiece — and now Nelly's enlisted the two of…
Brennan Carley / August 6, 2015

Who Won Every Rap Summer of the 21st Century?

Now that the summer is officially a not-too-distant memory, we can safely say this past season wasn't the strongest for hip-hop. (Other outlets are being…
SPIN Staff / October 3, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Drake’s Whitney Houston Whirl ‘Tuscan Leather’

2$ Fabo "How The Fuck Did I Get Here"Spaced-out snap-rap legend Fabo (now going by 2$ Fabo, for some weird reason), who recently came back…
Brandon Soderberg / September 27, 2013

Nelly, Nicki Minaj, and Pharrell Throw Booty-Bongo Party in ‘Get Like Me’ Video

Just after they co-starred in Busta Rhymes' "Twerk It," Nicki Minaj and Pharrell join forces again, this time with Nelly for the black-and-white, booty-filled "Get…
Dan Reilly / August 1, 2013

Nelly Staffer, But Not Nelly, Arrested in Texas Drug Bust

Nelly has become the rare performer to be stopped in Texas, have the police claim to find drugs in his tour bus, and not get…
Marc Hogan / October 12, 2012

The 5 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

Sunday, February 6, a global audience of about a billion people will watch two of football's most storied franchises, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay…
Peter Gaston / February 2, 2011

SPIN.com’s 5 Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Performances!

Joining the likes of Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney before him, Jersey-bred rock'n'roller and SPIN cover boy Bruce Springsteen and his E…
SPIN Staff / January 29, 2009

Pharrell, T-Pain, Nelly, Akon Unite for Supergroup

First Rule of Nelly's Supergroup: Uphold the Oath of Secrecy. Second Rule of Nelly's Supergroup: Don't worry about the Nelly's Supergroup's Oath of Secrecy if…
Melissa Goldstein / October 23, 2008