Nellyville

With his sing-song delivery and unforgettable hooks, Nelly delivered one chart-topping hit after another. St. Louis' favorite son looks to maintain this success with his sophomore solo set, Nellyville

With his sing-song delivery and unforgettable hooks, Nelly delivered one chart-topping hit after another. St. Louis' favorite son looks to maintain this success with his sophomore solo set, Nellyville. On the infectious, Neptunes-produced "Hot in Herre," the set's lead single (which has already topped The Billboard Hot 100), Nelly is all about the party. Elsewhere, on both "Splurge" and "Oh Nelly," the artist talks about the highs and lows that come with newfound success. "Dilemma," featuring Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, is a sensitive tale of forbidden love. Humor abounds on the Trackboyz-produced "Air Force Ones," which features Nelly's St. Lunatics cohorts paying homage to one of hip-hop's favorite footwear styles. Also taking guest turns on the album are Cedric the Entertainer, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and newcomer Dani Stevenson.—RH