"How does a high school dropout and a former drug dealer turn his life around to win multiple Grammys, Soul Train Awards, Source Awards, BET Awards, and MTV Awards? Find out in Nelly. Readers will learn how a childhood spent in a broken home, surrounded by poverty and crime, couldn't stop the superstar from realizing his dreams. Nelly found the pathway that would bring him fame, awards, and some controversy from within and outside the hip-hop world." "Nelly also tells the story of Nelly the philanthropist. Through the 4Sho4Kids Foundation and Jes Us 4 Jackie, the singer uses his fame to help others. Nelly also performs at benefits and lends his name and presence to other important causes, including efforts to keep kids in school. Nelly tells the story of a superstar who put the troubles of his youth behind him to become a better human being. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.