RAP ARTIST Nelly’s Castlebar performance is part of his current world tour.
American rap artist Nelly will hit the stage of Castlebar’s Royal Theatre this Friday, March 13 – proving beyond a shadow that this date is most certainly not unlucky for his legions of Mayo fans.
Nelly hit the world with a bang when he emerged with his debut album ‘Country Grammar’ in 2000. It has sold over 8.4 million copies to date. This year marks that album’s 20-year anniversary, and in celebration of this milestone Nelly is touring the globe.
‘Country Grammar’ featured monster hits, including ‘Ride With Me’, ‘Country Grammar’, ‘EI’ and ‘Batter Up’. In 2016, Country Grammar became the ninth hip-hop album ever to be certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It’s commercial success secured Nelly’s status as one of the most successful hip-hop artists of the 2000s.
‘Country Grammar’ was followed with his iconic ‘Nellyville’, which included the timeless number 1 singles ‘Hot in Herre’ and ‘Dilemma’ featuring Kelly Rowland, as well as a plethora of party anthems, such as ‘Work It’, which featured a guest performance from Justin Timberlake.
Nelly has been ranked by the RIAA as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with over 21 million albums sold in the US alone. ‘Country Grammar’ is ranked eighth in the Top 10 best-selling albums of its category.
Regularly collaborating with some of the biggest stars in the world, Nelly’s unique voice, style and approach to hip hop has ensured his longevity and position as a main-stay in the forefront of R&B and rap music around the world.
For tickets (€49.50), visit www.royaltheatrecastlebar.ie or call the Royal Theatre box office on 094 9023111.