Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician and actress
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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Kim Furtado ComIH (, born December 2, 1978) is a Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter. Furtado first gained fame with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly! (2000), which was a critical and commercial success that spawned two top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, "I'm Like a Bird" and "Turn Off the Light". The first of the two singles won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2003, she released her second album, Folklore, which was preceded by the lead single, "Powerless (Say What You Want)".

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Full name at birth
Nelly Kim Neto Furtado
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Claim to fame
Whoa, Nelly!
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Date of birth
2 December 1978
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Place of birth
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Age
42
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Singer, songwriter, actress
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Height
5' 2" (157 cm)
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Weight
101 lbs (45.8 kg)
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Net worth
$35,000,000 USD
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High school
Mount Douglas Secondary School
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Talent agency
  • Chris Smith Management Inc.
  • The Feldman Agency
  • Cti
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  • Her third album "Loose" was released in June 2006 and reached #1 in US, Canadian and German charts. Four lead singles were released in four different regions of the world, and the "European" song "Maneater" became her first #1 in the UK single charts.
  • Was a heavy smoker during her teenage years.
  • Second album "Folklore" released. [Nov 25th 2003]
  • Her father was a stonemason originally from Portugal. He couldn't speak English when he first came to Canada.
  • According to an MTV interview, she self-taught herself how to sing by listening to Mariah Carey albums.

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