“Just a Dream” is a Hip hop, R&B and pop music singled by American rapper and singer Cornell Haynes, Jr. born on November 2, 1974, better known by his stage name Nelly. Nelly has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Nelly performed “Just a Dream” as the lead single from his sixth studio album, 5.0 (2010), released on August 16, 2010. The song was released alongside with the promotional single, “Tippin’ In da Club”.
The song was written by Rico Love, Frank Romano and Nelly, himself. The song was produced by Jim Jonsin. On October 6, 2010 the song was certified Platinum by the RIAA. “Just a Dream” is Nelly’s highest charting song since his 2005 single “Grillz”. and debuted at number twenty-two on the Billboard
Rap Songs. The song entered the Canadian Hot 100 on August 2010, at number thirty-two. It debuted in Australia (ARIA Charts) on the singles chart at number twenty-four, on the New Zealand Singles Chart at number twenty-nine, and in Switzerland (Media Control AG) at number fifty-two.