Nelly Furtado

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Nelly Furtado

Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1978.

Countries: United States (31%), Canada (23%), United Kingdom (17%)

Main connections: Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Bryan Adams

Linked to: Green Party of Canada, Nike, Inc., De La Soul, Oasis




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Nelly Furtado was born in 1978 add something


In this album, primarily produced by Timbaland, Furtado experiments with sounds from R&B, hip hop, and 1980s music add something


She contributed vocals to their 1996 album, "Join the Ranks", on the track "Waitin' 4 The Streets" add something


In 1997, she performed at the Honey Jam talent show add something


The material recorded during these sessions led to her 1999 record deal with DreamWorks Records, where she was signed by A&R executive Beth Halper, partner of Garbage drummer and record producer Butch Vig add something


Asha Bhosle - In 2001, the CD single of Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like A Bird" included a "Nellie vs


Drake (entertainer) - The first was fellow Canadian Nelly Furtado who entered the top ten in 2001 with "I'm Like A Bird" the same week as Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On", a remix of which included a credited contribution from Furtado


In 2002, Furtado appeared on the song "Thin Line", on underground hip hop group Jurassic 5's album "Power in Numbers" add something


It received four Grammy nominations in 2002, and her debut single won for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance add something


Todd McFarlane - In December 2002, Todd McFarlane directed the music video "Breathe" for Canadian hip-hop group Swollen Members that featured Nelly Furtado


Furtado gave birth to daughter Nevis Chetan in 2003 in Toronto with then-boyfriend Jasper Gahunia add something


Furtado was featured in "Breathe" from Swollen Members "Monsters in the Closet" release; the video for "Breathe," directed by Spawn creator Todd MacFarlane, won the 2003 Western Canadian Music awards Outstanding Video and MuchVIBE Best Rap Video add something


Furtado's second album, "Folklore", was released in November 2003 add something


Interscope Records - In 2004, DreamWorks Records was merged into the Interscope Geffen A&M Records group bringing over artists including Blink-182, The All-American Rejects, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Nelly Furtado, Lifehouse, AFI, Jimmy Eat World and Rufus Wainwright


Furtado and Gahunia, who had been good friends for several years, remained together for four years until their breakup in 2005 add something


In 2005, DreamWorks Records, along with many of its artists including Furtado, was absorbed into Geffen Records add something


Chris Martin - In 2005, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track "All Good Things ", for her 2006 album, "Loose"


For World AIDS Day in 2006, Furtado took part in an AIDS awareness concert in South Africa hosted by MTV, BET, and Nike add something


The two would collaborate again on "Te Busqué" , a single from Furtado's 2006 album "Loose" add something


Furtado's third album, named "Loose", after the spontaneous, creative decisions she made while creating the album, was released in June 2006 add something


In a June 2006 interview with "Genre" magazine, when asked if she had "ever felt an attraction to women", Furtado replied "Absolutely add something


Volta (album) - At the time Timbaland had had recent hits with Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado , with him and his protégé Danja being responsible for some of the biggest hits of 2006 and 2007


Rea Garvey - In 2006, Garvey recorded a version of "All Good Things " with Nelly Furtado and a year later featured on Paul van Dyk's album "In Between"


Justin Timberlake - Timberlake made a cameo in the video for Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's single "Promiscuous", released on May 3, 2006.


Dima Bilan - On 15 November 2006 Bilan received award for Best Selling Russian Artist and performed at the World Music Awards in London along with Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nelly Furtado and Bob Sinclair


In 2007, Furtado and Justin Timberlake were featured on Timbaland's single "Give It to Me", which became her third number-one single in the U.S. and second in the UK. In late 2008, Furtado collaborated with James Morrison on a song called "Broken Strings" for his album "Songs for You, Truths for Me" add something


On February 16, 2007, Furtado embarked on the "Get Loose Tour" add something


She returned in March 2007 to her hometown of Victoria to perform a concert at the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre add something


On April 1, 2007, Furtado was a performer and host of the 2007 Juno awards in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan add something


She appeared on stage at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in London on July 1, 2007, where she performed "Say It Right", "Maneater", and "I'm like a Bird" add something


Version (album) - BBC Radio 1 listed the album as the 12th most successful of 2007 in the UK, outperforming the likes of Justin Timberlake, Foo Fighters, Nelly Furtado and Lily Allen


Michael Buble - In 2007, Bublé received one Juno nomination, for Fan Choice, but lost to Nelly Furtado


Timbaland - Timbaland's plagiarism controversy occurred in January 2007, when several news sources reported that Timbaland was alleged to have plagiarized several elements in the song "Do It" on the 2006 album Loose by Nelly Furtado without giving credit or compensation.


Timbaland - On 3 April 2007, Timbaland released a collaboration album featuring artists including 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Elton John, Fall Out Boy, Nelly Furtado, Missy_Elliott, and others called Timbaland Presents Shock Value.


Furtado married Cuban sound engineer Demacio "Demo" Castellón, with whom she had worked on the "Loose" album, on July 19, 2008 add something


On July 19, 2008 Furtado married sound engineer Demacio Castellon add something


Concha Buika - In 2009 she collaborated with international pop-star Nelly Furtado on the song "Fuerte", which featured on Furtado's Spanish album "Mi Plan"


Tiesto - On October 6, 2009, Tiësto released his fourth studio album "Kaleidoscope", which featured artists such as Priscilla Ahn, Calvin Harris, Tegan & Sara and Nelly Furtado


Furtado continued to collaborate with hip-hop producer Salaam Remi, who previously worked on the 2010 single "Night Is Young", on "The Edge" add something


Furtado sang in a duet with Bryan Adams at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games add something


The song was called "Bang The Drum" released on EMI album "Sounds Of Vancouver 2010" add something


"Lifestyle", her planned fourth English studio album, was not released during the summer of 2010 in favor a second leg of her "Mi Plan Tour" add something


To promote the tour in Brazil, on March 24, 2010, Furtado made a "VIP Pocket Show" in reality show program Big Brother Brasil 10 from Rede Globo, the country's leading channel add something


Furtado participated in the live DVD recording of the Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo in Madison Square Garden on September 4, 2010 add something


Furtado was honoured with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in October 2010 add something


Furtado released her first greatest hits album titled "The Best of Nelly Furtado" on November 16, 2010 add something


Bryan Adams - On 12 February 2010, Adams performed a duet with Nelly Furtado


Furtado publicly endorsed Green Party leader Elizabeth May in Saanich-Gulf Islands during the federal election in 2011 add something


Furtado was one of several celebrities who have come under fire after 2011 reports from the "New York Times" and a WikiLeaks document revealed several entertainers had received extravagant sums to perform for the family of Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi add something


On July 2, 2011 Furtado performed a new track, the acoustic ballad "Mystery", from her upcoming studio album add something


Beyonce Knowles - Leaks website revealed that Knowles along with Usher, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado had received as much as $1 million to perform for family members of Libyan politician Muammar Gaddafi.


In 2012, Furtado's fourth English-language studio album, "The Spirit Indestructible" was released add something


The first single from "The Spirit Indestructable", "Big Hoops ", was released digitally on April 17, 2012 and was sent to North American radio stations on May 1, 2012 add something


"The Spirit Indestructible" was released in September 2012 add something


Swarovski - It is product-placed in the 2012 Nelly Furtado's Big Hoops music video


Andrea Bocelli - A new studio album entitled "Passione", featuring duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado, was released on 29 January 2013


Furtado was awarded "Commander of the Order of Prince Henry" on February 28th 2014, in Toronto, by the President of the Portuguese Republic add something


Furtado was awarded "Commander of the Order of Prince Henry" on February 28, 2014, in Toronto, by the President of the Portuguese Republic add something


On February 14, 2016 Furtado performed the Canadian National Anthem at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game which was held in Toronto add something


On July 18, 2016, in an interview with CBC Player, Furtado stated that her album is finished add something


On September 8, 2016, Furtado confirmed the title of the upcoming album, "The Ride" , which is slated for release in March 2017 add something


During the interview she confirmed a new track off the album titled "Islands of Me", which was released on streaming services on September 10, 2016 add something


The albums lead single "Pipe Dreams" was released to SoundCloud on November 8, 2016 with the release accompanied by a short teaser video of the album on YouTube add something


In April 2017, during an appearance on "Loose Women", Furtado announced she had separated from Castellon during the summer of 2016 add something