Nelly works the road behind 'Sweat' and 'Suit'
Chart-topping rapper Nelly stays busy with a late-winter/early spring tour that backs his simultaneously released 2004 albums "Sweat" and "Suit."
So far, the St. Louis native has dates lined up through late April. The itinerary is included below.
Released last September, "Sweat" and "Suit" sold about 342,000 copies and 396,000 copies, respectively, during their first week in stores, earning debuts in the top two slots on The Billboard 200 album chart.
"I had so much material that at first I thought about releasing a double CD, but then I thought it would be better to release two albums separately to show fans the best of both sides of 'Nellyville,'" the rapper said in a statement.
"Sweat" features more "up-tempo club bangers that are more street-oriented songs like 'Hot in Herre,' 'Air Force Ones' or '#1,'" while "Suit" is more "'grown and sexy,' along the lines of 'Dilemma' or 'Ride Wit Me,'" according to Nelly.
"When I first came out I was representing my city hard," he continued. "Now I'm trying to explain so much more. I think both albums show my growth creatively and personally."
The two albums follow Nelly's 2002 sophomore release, "Nellyville," which is certified six-times platinum for sales of 6 million copies in the U.S., according to Universal Records. His 2000 debut, "Country Grammar," is certified nine-times platinum.
Nelly's latest single, the "Suit" cut "N Dey Say," is streaming at his website.