Not many artists can claim the new heights that Nelly and Kelly Rowland’s classic duet “Dilemma” can claim as of today. The track has officially hit one billion views on YouTube!
Nelly, who has aged gracefully and no longer seems interested in remaining on top of the rap genre, continues to be a highly sought-after and influential rapper. He hasn’t really released any new music in a while and probably doesn’t have to since his debut album Country Grammar remains a best-seller.
That in itself is quite an achievement considering it was released in 2000. That album was certified diamond in 2016 after it hit 10 million in sales and streams.
Nelly and Kelly Rowland join an elite club consisting of top-notch acts like Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and 50 Cent. After hearing the news, the rapper shared his excitement about the achievement with HipHopDX.
“It is both humbling and what every artist hopes for, to see your work from 20 years ago still getting such love from fans old and new. Super dope that a song made before YouTube existed is getting so much support now and shout out to Nelly fans and to my girl Kelly Rowland who helped make this song a hit when we made it and still a hit today!” he said.
It really is a remarkable achievement for the artists and the track that debuted in 2002. The song is not only featured on Nellyville but is the lead single from Rowland’s debut solo studio album, Simply Deep (2002) as well.