Album Intro

5.0 is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Nelly's gold-certified 2008 album, Brass Knuckles, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The new album marks a solid return to form for the St. Louis native who recently teamed up with the Ford Motor Company to feature a tricked-out 2011 Mustang GT customized by DUB magazine on the cover of 5.0.
Nelly has been busy gearing up for the release of 5.0 since the start of 2010. In January, ESPN The Magazine enlisted him as its VIP celebrity red carpet reporter at the sixth annual Next Super Bowl event at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In June, he kicked off a 10-city summer club tour sponsored by the Crown Royal Company. In July, Nelly headlined a free concert in his hometown of St. Louis in support of the city's bid to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention. And in August, Nelly joined the St. Louis urban radio station Hot 104.1 (WHHL-FM) for a five-week run as the temporary afternoon drive-time host.