On the same week of release, Suit debuted at number one, selling around 396,000 copies in its first week on the same chart.
Nelly's fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, was released on September 16, 2008, after several delays.
In the summer of 2009, Nelly made a public announcement in Las Vegas about the yet-to-be-titled album.
"Just a Dream" made its first chart appearance debuting on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 12 and peaking at number 3 in its fourth week.
(born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St.
Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999.
It also included the singles "Move That Body" (featuring T-Pain and Akon) and "Gone" (a sequel to the 2002 single "Dilemma" in collaboration with Kelly Rowland).
From Suit, the slow ballad "Over and Over", an unlikely duet with country music star Tim Mc Graw, became a crossover hit.
In the winter of 2005 came Sweatsuit, a compilation of tracks from Sweat and Suit with three new tracks.
Nelly was unusual for being a rapper from the Midwest at a time when the hip-hop scenes were centered around the East Coast, West Coast and the South.
The label used this to their advantage by branding Nelly as a star of the Midwest, hoping to inspire pride in the people of St Louis and the surrounding region.