Nelly Kim Furtado is a Portuguese-Canadiansinger and songwriter.
Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Portuguese-Canadiansinger and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the world. Furtado first gained fame with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly!, which spawned two successful singles, “I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off the Light”. “I’m Like A Bird” won a 2001 Juno Award for Single of the Year and a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2003, Furtado released Folklore, which produced three international singles: “Powerless (Say What You Want)”, “Try”, and “Força”.
Three years later, she released Loose, a worldwide commercial success with 10 million copies sold. The album spawned two number-one hits: “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right.” After a three-year break, she released her first full-length Spanish album, Mi Plan, and Furtado received a Latin Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Album. In 2012, Furtado’s fourth English-language studio album, The Spirit Indestructible, was released.
Furtado’s work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, 10 Juno Awards, three MuchMusic Video Awards and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Furtado was awarded “Commander of the Order of Prince Henry” on February 28, 2014, in Toronto by Aníbal Cavaco Silva, the President of Portugal.
The Spirit Indestructible was released in September 2012. Furtado previously proclaimed that the album was most like her 2000 debut Whoa, Nelly!, but containing elements from urban, alternative, and reggae. The influences for the album range from Janelle Monae, The xx, to Florence + the Machine. The album has attracted producers such as The Neptunes, Tiësto, Timbaland, Rick Nowels, Ryan Tedder and Rodney Jerkins. The first single from The Spirit Indestructible, “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)”, was released digitally on April 17, 2012 and was sent to North American radio stations on May 1, 2012. Furtado continued to collaborate with hip-hop producer Salaam Remi, who previously worked on the 2010 single “Night Is Young”, on “The Edge”. The lyrics for the Salaam Remi produced track are reported to be influenced by the Tiger Woods cheating scandal, in which was originally referred to as “Elin’s Song”. On July 2, 2013 Furtado performed a new track, the acoustic ballad “Mystery”, from her upcoming studio album. Furtado promoted the album on her The Spirit Indestructible Tour.
Say It Right - Nelly Furtado
Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland
Turn Off The Light - Nelly Furtado
Fotografías - Juanes ft. Nelly Furtado
- She worked as a servant to help her mother.
- She turned a proposal from Playboy.
- Promiscuous was her most sold song.
- She talks Spanish, English and Hindi.
- She started writing songs when she was 12 years old.
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