Cornell Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is a rapper from St. Louis, Missouri and part of the rap group St. Lunatics. He performed with the group independently from 1996 to 2000, when he was signed to Universal Records. Under Universal, Nelly has four solo studio albums released in his name and several number-one hits. He also won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004. He also starred in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. In addition, Nelly played in the Main Event at the 2007 World Series of Poker. He is also one of the owners of the Charlotte Bobcats, along with Robert L. Johnson and NBA legend Michael Jordan.