LIVE: Nelly

Hip-hop superstar Nelly took Petco Park for a ride on July 25.

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San Diego got a lesson in "country grammar" on July 25, when Nelly took on Petco Park.
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In 2015, the hip-hop star celebrates 15 years as a solo artist.
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Though Nelly had been performing with other rap groups, he released his first solo effort in 2000 -- "Country Grammar" became an immediate hit.
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Since then, Nelly (who was born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) has had nearly too many hits to count, including "Pimp Juice," "Hot in Herre" and "Ride Wit Me."
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"Country Grammar," however, remains his best-selling record to date.
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The record debuted at the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200.
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Nelly has collaborated with Justin Timberlake, Akon, T. Pain, Kelly Rowland and tons more.
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He's also dabbled in other industries: In 2005, he appeared in a supporting role in Adam Sandler's remake of the feature film "The Longest Yard."
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When he's not repping San Diego Padres jerseys, Nelly might be spotted in his own designs from Apple Bottoms clothing line.
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At the end of 2009, "Billboard" placed Nelly at No. 3 in their top artists of the decade roundup.
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As of 2013, Nelly sat among Jay-Z, 2Pac, Eminem and the Beastie Boys as the best-selling rap artists in American music history.
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