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Low First-Week M.O. Sales Won’t Stop Nelly From ‘Operating The Way I Operate’


Last week’s release of M.O. marks Nelly‘s seventh full-length solo album, his first in nearly three years. Hard to believe the Midwest twanging rap mogul has been churning out hits for us to cruise and grind to for nearly two decades. And though the Nielsen SoundScan numbers released this morning don’t reflect the quality of Nelly’s latest  – M.O. debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales topping out around 15.5k – he isn’t sweating the quantity.

The man who taught a generation to spell here with two r’s recently talked to VH1 about being an underestimated veteran, his cameo-filled and powerhouse-produced LP (2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams) and the vibe Cornell Haynes Jr. is about in 2013.
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