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How Fans Rallied To #SaveNelly

Shelby Chau / November 4, 2016

When Nelly burst onto the music scene with his debut single Country Grammar, no one could have predicted the fame that would await him. His first studio album going by the same title, spawned hits such as “Ride Wit Me”, “E.I.”, and “Batter Up.”


When he’s not making hits like “Hot in Herre” and collabbing on songs like “Dilemma” and “Over and Over” he’s been silently sending 2 kids to college every year for the past 10 years dating back to this article published in 2015. 


But now, it seems Nelly may be the one that needs a helping hand. TMZ first reported that in August, Nelly was slapped with a federal tax lien of $2,412,283. DAMN! Not only that, Nelly apparently owes $149,511 to the Missouri Department of Revenue for unpaid state taxes which date back to 2013.


In order to help the rapper, Brian Josephs from SPIN, has figured out a way for fans to help out the Nellyville star. At the time of writing, Josephs calculated that by streaming Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” on Spotify, we could do our part to help out the rapper. Based on Spotify’s payout averages per stream per artists (it ranges from $0.0084 and $0.006) fans would need to collectively listen to the song between 287,176,547 and 402,880,550 times to help reduce Nelly’s financial burden.


Because of the article, the hashtag #SaveNelly was used by fans to show their support.



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