3x Grammy Winner Nelly Hits Hard with ‘Brass Knuckles’ : Thirty Million-Selling Derrty Entertainment/Universal Motown Icon Pulls No Punches On Fifth Studio Album Television and Live Dates Announced

NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 15, 2008

The St. Louis native’s career album sales exceed 30 million, nevertheless he approached BRASS KNUCKLES with the same hunger, ambition and creativity that fired his first four multi-platinum projects. NELLY left nothing to chance with this new collection, commenting: “Nobody’s going to give you anything, you got to work hard for what you want. You got to continue to press.” Joining him to do the derrty work of BRASS KNUCKLES is an A-list slate of collaborators, including Usher, Pharrell, Akon, Ciara, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Ashanti, St. Lunatics and Derrty ENT’s up and coming R&B singer Avery Storm.

BRASS KNUCKLES’ hit single “Body On Me” continues to climbs radio and video charts. The infectious song featuring Akon and Ashanti maintains its upward momentum at Rhythmic/Crossover radio moving up through Top 10. The sumptuous video clip, portraying the good life in Las Vegas with friends and entourage, has generated over 6 million YouTube.com views and is the Top 5 video on 106 & Park’s countdown.

Other album highlights include the romantic “Long Night,” featuring Usher, “Self-Esteem,” a take pride in who you are song that co-stars Public Enemy hip-hop game-changer Chuck D, and “Let It Go,” with the Neptunes’ Pharrell. The album also includes its debut single, “Party People” featuring Pop Diva Fergie. Party People’s video is too a YouTube smash hit with 9 million-plus views.

The three-time Grammy

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