"Nelly Kim Furtado" (born December 2 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and record producer.
Furtado came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album ''Whoa, Nelly!'', which featured the Grammy Award-winning single "I'm Like a Bird" and "Turn off the Light". After giving birth to daughter Nevis and releasing the less commercially successful ''Folklore'' (2003), she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of ''Loose'' and its hit singles, "Promiscuous" and "Maneater".
Furtado is known for her musical eclecticism, continually 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.
Furtado, a first-generation Portuguese Canadian, was born as one of three children in Victoria, British Columbia to Maria Manuela and Antonio Jose Furtado, working-class Portuguese parents from São Miguel Island in the Azores. She was named after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim. Furtado's parents emigrated from Portugal to Canada in the late 1970s. She has stated that coming from a working ...
Background solo singer
Born December 2 1978
Origin Victoria, British Columbia Instrument guitar, Musical keyboard Genre Pop music Occupation Singer-songwriter, record producer, Musical instrument Years active 2000–present
Furtado's parents emigrated from Portugal to Canada in the late 1970s. She has stated that coming from a working ...