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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (2000 – present)

Nelly Kim Furtado (born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on December 2, 1978) is a , , , and . Daughter of Portuguese parents, she also holds Portuguese citizenship.

Furtado came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single I’m Like a Bird. After becoming a mother and releasing the less commercially successful Folklore in 2003, she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of Loose and its hit singles Promiscuous, Maneater, Say It Right, All Good Things (Come to an End) and No Hay Igual.

Furtado is known for experimenting with different instruments, sounds, genres, languages, and vocal styles. This diversity has been influenced by her wide-ranging musical taste and her interest in different cultures.

Also, in 2009 Furtado launched her own music label Nelstar Music and will introduce Toronto-based electro-dance band Fritz Helder & The Phantoms as the first act signed to the company.Furtado also says she wants to go on a new tour in the UK, and bringing out a new album.

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.


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  • Guiokk

    folklore ♡

    3 Aug 8:54am Reply
  • salihurso

    I miss her :(

    1 Aug 7:53pm Reply
  • pietro-scott

    Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) ♥

    30 Jul 7:20pm Reply
  • Fullmettall

    tô aqui pela VH1

    30 Jul 3:06am Reply
  • Tahula

    Where is she? Seriously.

    28 Jul 3:32am Reply
  • Iixo

    thank you all for your rankings, everyone really cares

    27 Jul 11:07pm Reply
  • x-lucas

    tsi>whoa>loose>folklore (actually i love all of them)

    27 Jul 9:16pm Reply
  • SrtoLuan

    This long wait will end up in shit. It's time for a new album, Nelly! Let's go!

    27 Jul 12:47pm Reply
  • Luchinni_

    Folklore > Loose > TSI > Mi Plan > Whoa, Nelly!

    26 Jul 4:51am Reply
  • helder_ribeiro

    Folklore > Loose > Mi Plan > Whoa, Nelly! > TSI

    23 Jul 4:12pm Reply
  • bloodywiill

    quero o comeback

    22 Jul 4:37am Reply
  • dhy_lohan

    Quero um retorno destruindo carreias igual em 2006 , vem! <3

    20 Jul 1:27am Reply
  • dejmieeen

    I miss the "Loose" era, it was such a great album, and great times for music generally.

    14 Jul 10:19pm Reply
  • Iixo

    let’s dance in the rain, get fancy!

    10 Jul 10:31pm Reply
  • LucasJCB

    Ei Nelly, já tô aceitando um novo álbum !

    7 Jul 11:00pm Reply
  • LucasKimFurtado

    Loose > Whoa, Nelly > Mi Plan > TSI > Folklore. I never had (and will never have) plans to go beyond Folklore's 4th track, I did it sometimes and was painful..... I really don't like the vibe of the album, but respect those who like. Excluding Folklore, I really love her discography, but I have to admit TSI's weakness, although I love some songs. I promised myself never ever bother again about her long breaks, and I won't, cuz I have no more expectations about her, I just wanna have fun with her old stuff.

    1 Jul 11:01pm Reply
  • healthywho

    'Wait For You' should have been a damn single back in 2007 :/ [2]

    1 Jul 11:25am Reply
  • trash-magic

    Whoa, Nelly = Folklore > Loose >>>>> The Spirit Indestructible. The last album didn't impact because the quality of a lot of the tracks just wasn't up to par, a few are gems though. I'm sure she can achieve greatness again. For me, Whoa, Nelly! and Folklore are 2 of the most original and favourite albums i've ever heard. So much spirit in them and so nostalgic yet they still sound fresh

    25 Jun 1:02am Reply
  • human-nature

    "No more long breaks" MENTIROSA :(

    25 Jun 12:36am Reply
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    24 Jun 1:44am Reply
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