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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Nelly Kim Furtado

Birth Date :

December 02, 1978

Birth Place :

Victoria, Canada

Spouse :

Demacio Castellon (sound engineer, since 19-Jul-08)

Claim to fame :

Album "Whoa, Nelly!" (2000)


Making a good start in her return to music industry with her third full-length album of "Loose" which superbly soared to the 1st rank of The Billboard 200 in its first week on the chart, Nelly Kim Furtado, unlike the LP's title, looks eager to do everything to keep her grasp stayed firm and tight in the business for sure judging from some moves she has set to carry out during the year 2006. Included in the list are few live gigs in her homeland, Canada, by the month of July which cover the cities of Trois-Rivieres, Calgary, Ottawa, and Edmonton followed by others at Summersonic Festival in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on August 12 and 13, respectively alongside the likes of Tool, Muse, Matisyahu, plus AFI. However, among these worth to earn greater attention from fans presumably could be her first major starring role opposite Brad Renfro in Jason Lehel's indie feature of "Nobody's Hero" aimed to be released later of the year as they wait patiently for the coming out of her 4th single from "Loose", "Te Buque."

A versatile music artist regarded for her eclectic beats and impressive songwriting skills, Nelly was born on December 2, 1978 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada into a working class Azorean-Portuguese family with strong musical heritage. Apart from her father who is an avid fan of Portuguese music style called Fado, her mother used to sing in the church choir while her late grandfather once was a skilled player of several instruments; even his brother, Nelly's great-uncle, had been known to be a noted Portuguese marching band score composer in his village. As this background certainly gave the girl such huge influence in her life, it therefore was not so surprising to see her being heavily involved in music at a very young age subsequently, already singing in both English and Portuguese besides playing ukulele by the age of 4.

Latest News

Nelly Furtado Premieres New Video 'Waiting for the Night'

January 09, 2013 08:01:41 GMT

Multi-genre artist unveiled a music video for her latest single "Waiting for the Night" off her "" album. The exotic beauty shows off her dancing skills in the black and white video, doing the tango with a male dance partner while surrounded by a group of female back-ups dressed in white nighties and made up with face paint. An accordion player appears towards the end of the clip as Furtado repeatedly sings, "I'm waiting, I'm waiting... waiting for the night."

Nelly Furtado Hits 'Parking Lot' in New Music Video

September 18, 2012 09:22:07 GMT

releases a new music video in support of her song "Parking Lot". Reflecting the song's title, the clip features the folk and R&B songstress hitting a parking lot full of customized Mini Coopers. The Canadian artist is seen dancing against the cars' blinking headlights in some scenes, and sitting among stuffed animals in the backseat in some other shots.

Video Premiere: Nelly Furtado's 'Spirit Indestructible'

July 19, 2012 04:43:30 GMT

's music video for her latest single "Spirit Indestructible" comes out. The video starts off with the singer performing on a stage in a theater with a little boy on a piano. When the beat drops, the Canadian songstress is suddenly transported to the top of a snowy mountain.

Nelly Furtado Premieres Homemade Music Video for 'Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)'

June 08, 2012 08:53:42 GMT

Giving a special treat to her fans, premieres an alternate music video for her latest single "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)". Making its way out via AOL, the clip gives glimpses at Furtado sporting some glow-in-the-dark large hoops. It also shows some of her raw and candid moments on Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

Video Premiere: Nelly Furtado's 'Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)'

May 04, 2012 04:55:28 GMT

An extremely tall creates spectacle in a music video for her brand new single "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)". She walks down the street, unfazed by the stares she receives from people around her. Staying true to the title of the song, she also wears big hoop earrings and dances with hoop dancers in vibrant-colored scenes.

New Singles: Nelly Furtado's 'Big Hoops', Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down'

April 17, 2012 03:38:47 GMT

's brand new single hits the web for fans' listening pleasure, almost at the same time 's fresh music makes its way out. The former song is called "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)", while the latter is titled "Burn It Down".

Nelly Furtado Glad Barack Obama Refused to Release Osama bin Laden Death Photo

May 06, 2011 11:08:00 GMT

The American leader, Barack Obama, announced on Sunday that the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks had died at the hands of the U.S. military, and he was subsequently buried at sea.

Nelly Furtado Donates Money From Muammar Gaddafi to Charity

March 01, 2011 08:16:17 GMT

is so appalled by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's refusal to step down amid growing rebellion in the Middle East, she is planning to donate the $1 million he paid her for a 45 minute concert to charity. As the world's leaders impose strict sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya in the hope of ending the defiant dictator's reign and the country's unrest, the Canadian singer insists she wants no association with him. And that means giving away the cash she received for performing at a party.

Nelly Furtado Praises Lady GaGa for Changing Pop

November 16, 2010 04:02:09 GMT

has heaped praise on her pop peer - she's convinced the "Poker Face" hitmaker has revolutionized the music industry. The "Maneater" singer is pleased so many female stars, such as and , are dominating the charts, branding them "good role models" for kids - but she's reserved special mention for GaGa.

2010 Latin Grammy Winners Include Nelly Furtado and Alejandro Sanz

November 12, 2010 07:14:57 GMT

Mexican rockers Camila and Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra were triple threats at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 11 when they scooped three top honors each. Camila claimed Record of the Year for Mientes, triumphing over and Jorge Drexler, while the band beat the pair again when their title track was named Song of the Year, ahead of other entries including ' duet with Guerra ("Cuando Me Enamoro").

Video Premiere: Nelly Furtado's 'Night Is Young'

October 30, 2010 04:11:12 GMT

brings her pals for a fun night out in a music video for her new single "Night Is Young". The joy begins just after they finished doing a choir performance in a religious-looking setting with Nelly serving as a conductor.

Video Premiere: Nelly Furtado's 'Fuerte'

October 23, 2010 03:45:48 GMT

is beautifully dressed in various outfits in a music video for her latest single "Fuerte". In between the costume changes, the Canadian singer/songwriter is writhing around a lavishly-decorated house before jumping into a swimming pool.

Video Premiere: Nelly Furtado's 'Bajo Otra Luz'

July 03, 2010 03:36:45 GMT

"Bajo Otra Luz" music video from has been made public. This clip shows her and featured guest La Mala Rodriguez as they are dressed up as a clown, devil, matador, cowboy and robot, just to name some.

N.E.R.D's 'Hot and Fun' Music Video Ft. Nelly Furtado Arrives in Full

June 18, 2010 08:25:21 GMT

are riding on a colorfully-painted Roll Royce in a music video supporting their new single "Hot & Fun". This Hip-Hop group pick up girls on the road and head to the place where more ladies are waiting for them to party until the night falls.

Teaser of N.E.R.D's 'Hot and Fun' Video Ft. Nelly Furtado

June 16, 2010 06:31:54 GMT

Following the arrival of "Hot & Fun" viral video which features performing in their college concerts, an actual music video was filmed by the Hip-Hop group. They tapped , who is featured on the song, to make a guest appearance.

N.E.R.D Premiere Viral Video for Nelly Furtado-Assisted Single

April 26, 2010 04:26:40 GMT

Following the leak of their new single "Hot & Fun" in a form of an almost-two-minute snippet, debut a viral video in a bid to fully unveil the track. The footage seen in the clip is taken from their recent college concert.

Snippet of N.E.R.D's New Song 'Hot and Fun' Feat. Nelly Furtado

April 23, 2010 06:17:00 GMT

An almost-two-minute snippet of 's never-heard-before material "Hot and Fun" has made its way out. The new track features on the hook and reportedly will be listed in the Hip-Hop group's upcoming release which is tentatively titled "Nothing".

Nelly Furtado and Sarah McLachlan to Sing at Olympics Opening Ceremony

February 12, 2010 03:11:28 GMT

Who will likely be performing at the opening ceremony of 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday, February 12 have been unveiled. and are among the rumored musical guests and reportedly have been spotted at the dress rehearsals for the show.

Alicia Keys Scores Her First No. 1 Album in U.K.

February 08, 2010 10:03:25 GMT

is celebrating after scoring her first number one album in the U.K. The R&B singer released "", her fourth studio album, in December 2009 but she didn't hit the top spot until this week, which ends on February 7. The album peaked at number two in Keys' native U.S.

Nelly Furtado Obsessed With Hockey in New Musical Movie

February 08, 2010 10:00:03 GMT

Singer is preparing to make her big-screen debut - as a crazed hockey fan. Director Michael McGowan has written a special role for Furtado in his new film, "", about the national sport.

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