Nelly Furtado

Nelly Kim Furtado (* 2. December 1978 in Victoria, British Columbia) is Portuguese one - Canadian singer.

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Life

Nelly Furtado was born in Victoria, Canada as of three children of Portuguese parents of the Azores. She speaks flowing English as well as Portuguese and in these languages as well as in Hindi already songs sang. She learned the trombone at the age of nine years and Ukulele to play, with eleven key board and began to write their own songs with 13.

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drew achievements end of the 90's on the search for work for Toronto, to this time in the evening already stepped it as one half of the group of Nelstarup. It took up demo with two of its fans, likewise Canadian musicians, which led short time later to a contract with major Label DreamWorks. Its debut album Whoa, Nelly appeared there! (2001) - a mixture from Pop, Hip Hop and Folk produces of TRACK & Field - the hits contained m Like A Bird” and “turn off The Light” of “I', which both both in the American and in the British Top 10 the Singlecharts could platzieren itself. For “I' m Like A Bird” received Nelly 2002 to the Grammy.

With its second album folklore (2003) succeeded to Nelly Furtado also the final break-through in Germany. The Singles “Powerless (Say What You Want)” and “Força” - the official Titelsong to the football European championship 2004 in Portugal - reached both the Top 10. In the USA and Great Britain could the CD and the Singles uncoupled from it however to successes of the predecessor do not tie.

To 20. September 2003 came Töchterchen Nevis to the world. Father is its friend at that time Jasper Gahunia, the DJ in their live-volumes.

In May 2006 Nellys appears third album “Loose”, forits production among other things Timbaland, The Neptunes and Chris Martin of Coldplay responsible show up. The first single uncoupling on international soil will carry the title “Maneater”, into which the USA will “Promiscuous Girl” are published.

works

Diskografie

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Albums

year title Chart position world-wide sales
DE RK CH US GB APPROX. MEX FR
2000 Whoa, Nelly! 14 37 6 24 2 2 8 46 6.000.000
2003 folklore 4 10 13 38 11 18 18 122 2.000.000
2006 Loose

Singles

Jahr Titel Chart Position Album
DE AT CH US GB MEX NL
2000 I’m Like A Bird 41 41 17 9 5 4 4 Whoa, Nelly!
2001 turn off The Light 31 22 2 5 4 2 7 Whoa, Nelly!
2001 Shit on The radio 68 48 48 - 18 3 7 Whoa, Nelly!
2002 Hey, one! 49 - - - - - - Whoa, Nelly!
2003 Powerless (Say What You Want) 8 7 16 39 13 18 5 folklore
2004 Try 31 26 22 92 15 1 10 folklore
2004 Força 9 5 5 - 40 12 3 folklore
2004 Explode 31 54 38 - - 154 13 folklore
2005 The Grass Is Green ² 65 - - - - - - folklore
2006 Promiscuous Girl (featuring Timbaland) - - - - - - - Loose
2006 Maneater (announced) - - - - - - - Loose
remarks:
  1. Only in Germany publishes.

other

  • 1996: Waitin' 4 The Streets (with Plains OF Fascination on Join The Ranks)
  • 2001: GET Ur Freak on (Remix) (also Missy Elliott)
  • 2001: What' s Going on? (with Artists Against AIDS)
  • 2002: Thin LINE (with Jurassic 5)
  • 2002: Fotografia (with Juanes)
  • 2002: Sacrifice (with The root)
  • 2002: Breath (with Swollen Members)
  • 2002: The Harder They Come (with Paul Oakenfold)
  • 2002: TrésFly (with Tallisman)
  • 2002: Fine LINE (with Jarvis Church)
  • 2002: Ching Ching (with ms. Jade)
  • 2005: Quando, Quando, Quando (with Michael Bublé)
  • 2005: Friendamine (with Jellestone)

Filmografie

  • Nobody' s Hero (2006)

honors

Best Female Pop VocalPerformance 2002 for “I' m Like A Bird”
Best new one solo kindist 2001
Best single 2001 for “I' m Like A Bird”
Best Songwriter 2001
Best producers 2001
single OF the year 2004 for “Powerless”
album OF the year 2004 for “folklore”
kindist OF theyear 2004
Songwriter OF the year 2004
  • People' s Choice Award
Favourite Canadian kindist
Best Pop new kindist for the video “I' m Like A Bird”
Most requested Song 2001 “turn off The Light”
  • Canadian radio music Award
Chart Topper Award2002
  • Westcoast music Award
Best Pop/thanks release 2001 for “Whoa, Nelly!”
Female kindist OF the year 2001
  • Ascap Award
Pop music Award 2002 for “I' m Like A Bird”

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