Nelly Furtado the first Canadian musician to ever win a Latin Grammy. If you were a party rocker between 2006 and 2007, you def will remember she made one of the top-selling albums those years (her third album Loose was an instant hit) and even made the 22nd best-selling album of the 2000s. She’s got about 6 Albums out already.
Just imagine the fame and fortune Furtado has achieved starting out singing as a child who first time sang publicly in the church at the age of four with her mother during Portugal Day. It’s been a milestone. Though she appears not to be in the music scene this past year actually. Perhaps movies have been taking much of time right. I’m just saying. She’s got a quite number of movies between 2001 and 2015 speaking of the 2010 Canadian film, Score: A Hockey Musical. Nobody’s Hero.Yeah right! She has acted a few times and has had a handful of acting roles over the years. But it’s about her music here. So let’s meet more and of course musically!
Nelly Kim Furtado was born on 2nd December 1978 (41) in Victoria, British Columbia raised in a Roman Catholic household by her was very musical parents are of Portuguese descent. She sang in the church along with her mother at age 4. In 1997, Furtado started a trip-hop duo called Nelstar, the duo ultimately called it quits when Furtado felt the trip-hop genre didn’t let her show off her vocal abilities (Trip-hop genre is a kind of down-tempo music characterized by downtempo beats etc). Her big break came at 18 when Furtado entered a talent show for young female urban performers held in Toronto, the Honey Jam. Her performance caught the eye of the manager of the Philosopher Kings, a funk/pop group. Furtado then recorded a very impressive track and landed a record contract with DreamWorks Records her debut album Whoa Nelly! came through in 2000. The commercially successful spawned two top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off the Light” both of which were also nominated for and even won the Grammy Awards.
In 2003, she released her second album, Folklore, which was preceded by the lead single, “Powerless (Say What You Want)”. Folklore wasn’t successful saleswise, but it still earned her a Juno award and 5 other nominations. In February 2014, 2014, Furtado has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and was awarded Commander of the Order of Prince Henry in Toronto by Aníbal Cavaco Silva, the former President of Portugal. Nelly Furtado is actually a Canadian by Way of Portugal. What does that mean? Have a listen to this big song!
No 4 Fotografia” In 2004 won Billboard Latin Awards Songwriter of the Year, Latin Pop Airplay Track of the Year, Duo or Group among others
Portuguese is one of Nelly Furtado’s first languages. She once quoted for loving languages coz for her it’s fun singing in languages she can speak in. She actually performed in a fictional language called Simlish which got featured in a series of games
Furtado’s third album, Loose dropped in 2006 and became her bestselling album with 12 million copies sold worldwide at the time. And said to be the most successful album of her career. She won a Best International Female Solo Artist at the 2007 BRIT Awards, a Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals nomination at the 2007 Grammy Awards, and an Album of the Year award at the MTV Europe Music Awards. The album spawned four successful number one singles; “Promiscuous”, “Maneater”, “Say It Right”, and “All Good Things (Come to an End)”. Nelly Furtado started her own label, Nelstar, in 2009 with Canadian label group, Last Gang Labels. released her first Spanish Language album Mi Plan, on the label in 2009. The album won her a Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album. , Nelstar record label also made two signings, Fritz Helder & The Phantoms in 2009 and Dylan Murray in 2010.
In 2012, Furtado released her fifth album, The Spirit Indestructible. In 2013, she embarked on a tour and in 2016. She appeared in a minor supporting role in the romantic comedy film A Date with Miss Fortune. That same year she began teasing new music via social media, suggesting that the album would have a connection to Dallas, Texas, where much of the album was recorded. Then later in July 2016, she released “Behind Your Back” exclusively on Spotify, describing the song as an “appetiser” for her next album. She finally released The Ride in March 2017 her sixth album
No 3 Promiscuous” featuring Timbaland Grammy-nominated song (Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2007) won Billboard Music Awards in the category Pop 100 Single of the Year among other nominations in 2006
No 2 Sticks & Stones” was remixed by Metro with newly recorded vocals by Furtado in May 2018. It later reached number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
Furtado has sold over 40 million records worldwide, making her one of the most successful Canadian artists. She has won several awards throughout her career, including one Grammy Award from seven nominations, one Latin Grammy Award, ten Juno Awards, one BRIT Award, one Billboard Music Award, one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, and three Much Music Video Awards.
Did you know she wrote anthems for the European Football Championship and the Winter Olympics? She had about a couple of them; That was something for sports lover out there we just played. In 2004, the song became the official anthem of the European Football Championship.
Discography: Whoa, Nelly! In 2000, Folklore in 2003, Loose in 2006, Mi Plan in 2009, The Spirit Indestructible in 2012 and The Ride in 2017
Awards And Nominations Won By Nelly Furtado: Since beginning her career, Furtado has won about 60 (or more) awards from about 120 (118) nominations.
To put it in the right words, she became a lifelong football fan. Furtado has said that her biggest influence has been folk-punk artist Ani DiFranco. To her, DiFranco represents the embodiment of “authentic individuality and rebellion.” In 2006, she was quoted as saying “When I was a teenager, I wanted to be Ani DiFranco. I never wanted to be part of corporate music.”
She Got in Trouble for Performing a Concert for Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. It was reported that Furtado had allegedly performed for the ruler and his family in 2007. Because of the press surrounding the story, she decided to donate the money she received from the show to the youth empowerment charity, Free the Children.
Nelly Furtado turned down ‘Playboy’: Near the height of her career, she was asked by Playboy to pose in the magazine with her clothes on. At 22, she felt like it was too soon to have something with that connotation on her resume.
Furtado split from her husband in 2016. She’s been seen with music producer Hodgy Beats at the time she started trending on Twitter. Furtado Proves That Anything Is Possible with New Thick Body. She’s always been slim with some behind. Now she’s triple C thick with all the behind. Fans questioning if she’s got a ton of padding underneath or what is going on. Hey! It’s possible, people do transform like that. Get that straight her legs and behind are growing in proportion with waist.
No 1 “I’m Like a Bird” In 2002 Grammy, Nelly Furtado was nominated under 4 categories: The album Whoa, Nelly! was nominated in the category Best Pop Vocal Album. Best New Artist, the song “I’m Like a Bird” under Song of the Year category as well as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance of which she won for the song “I’m Like a Bird” Furtado’s first hit single, “I’m like a Bird” from her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, earned her the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2002 Grammy Awards, one Juno award, and Best Pop New Artist Clip at the Billboard Music Video Awards.