UNIVERSAL RECORDS SET TO RELEASE NEWLY PACKAGED NELLY CD AS ONE DISC TITLED “SWEATSUIT” ON NOVEMBER 22ND
New “SWEATSUIT” CD To Contain Three New Tracks Including:
“Grillz” Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp And “Nasty Girl,” a Collaboration With The Late Notorious B.I.G., Diddy And Jagged Edge
(New York, NY October 21, 2005) Universal Records/Derrty Ent. hip-hop icon Nelly will be re-releasing his multi-platinum, record breaking dual release Sweat and Suit as one album on November 22, titled SWEATSUIT. The special release will feature #1 hits culled from the two discs along with three brand new tracks: The first new single, “Grillz,” features Paul Wall and the St. Lunatics, there’s also, “Nasty Girl” a much buzzed about collaboration with the late Notorious B.I.G., Diddy and Derrty Ent. singer Avery Storm, who also appears on the new song, “Tired.”
SWEATSUIT includes four #1 hits from the Sweat and Suit CDs, from Nelly’s groundbreaking, genre-defying duet with country superstar Tim McGraw, “Over And Over,” (which tied a record with superstars Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey upon its initial release, ascending to #1 status on Billboard’s Mainstream singles chart faster than any other single), to fan favorites, “My Place, “Na-Na-Na-Na,” and “Flap Your Wings,” and more. As a bonus, the CD also includes “Fly Away,” a song from The Longest Yard soundtrack.
The original release of Sweat and Suit in September of 2004 made hip hop and music history, with Nelly becoming the first solo and rap artist to debut in the two top spots on the Billboard Top Albums Chart (Suit #1, Sweat #2) putting Nelly in the rarest category of superstar artists – Bruce Springsteen and Guns N’ Roses among them – delivering two best selling albums simultaneously. The two discs went on to sell well over 5 million albums, adding to the record breaking legacy Nelly established with his two previous albums, Country Grammar and Nellyville, and bringing the St. Louis native’s total album sales at nearly 30 million albums worldwide. Most recently, the 3-time Grammy winner received critical-acclaim as actor with his role The Longest Yard.
Nelly will perform the new song, “Grillz” featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp on BET’s upcoming 25th Anniversary show which will air on the network in November.