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Nelly Furtado

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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.[50][51] The influences for the album range from Janelle Monae, The xx, to Florence + the Machine.[52] The album has attracted producers such as The Neptunes, Tiësto, Timbaland, Rick Nowels, Ryan Tedder and Rodney Jerkins.[53][54][55][56] The first single from The Spirit Indestructible, “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)”, was released digitally on April 17, 2012[57] and was sent to North American radio stations on May 1, 2012.

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