Nelly Plans New Album for This Year

Nelly is already on to the next. The St. Louis rapper revealed that he is working on a follow-up to last year’s 5.0 and is eyeing a release for later this year.

During a visit to the “Today” show to promote his fitness DVD series Celebrity Sweat, Nelly broke the news. “I’ll hopefully have a new album coming out at the end of this year. I’m going back in,” he told hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. “The last album 5.0 was phenomenal—‘Just a Dream,’ 4 million and things.”

He hinted at a potential out-of-the-box pairing like his hip-hop-meets-country record “Over” with Tim McGraw. “Hopefully, I have something real big planned. I don’t want to give it away,” he added.

One collaboration he will talk about is Keri Hilson’s “Lose Control.” The two recently shot a video for the song, which is the next single from Keri’s sophomore album No Boys Allowed.