Homeland Nelly - Canada. He spent his childhood in a small provincial town. Her parents were simple people of working professions. Mum Nelly sang beautifully, so the first time to the public, she sang with her mother. Then she was four years old. At nine years old girl has mastered the ukulele, at twelve she wrote her first song. The school band played the trombone Furtado. Besides playing in the ensemble, a girl with a passion dancing and singing. Most of all she liked the rhythms of hip-hop and blues. Parents future singer originally from Portugal. A trip to their homeland has made a great impression on her. It was there that she first took part in the competition MS, girl, standing on the stage spontaneously start singing. The principle is the same as in hip-hop. When Nellie decided to go to Toronto, parents protested, but to keep a stubborn seventeen year old girl was impossible. There she tripled to work and organized the first group. It was the duo Nelstar - trip-hop band. She wrote all the songs, recorded in a studio.

In the mid-nineties, Furtado was fascinated by rock. She started to learn the guitar. The singer sang in three languages ​​and could admire anyone, even the most unusual musical instrument.

Career, the first song
Important events impacting further musical career girl, happened in the 1997th year. She became a member of the competition singers. Nothing especially Nelly himself did not show, but it has brought a great acquaintance, after which the participants of one of the projects promoted Canadian decided to produce a promising singer. Through them, she made the first professional recording studio. Its producers were Gerald Eaton and Brian West. For two weeks of hard work in the studio, the trio has shown that well-worked and their collaboration can be very productive. Intensive studio work has given the material that lay on the table, none of the label in order to find someone who will sign the contract with aspiring singer. The company, which in 1999, the year of the contract signed with Furtado called DreamWorks. His way in show business have already started with Nelly load production team, which was decided to name the Track & Field.

A year later came the album «Whoa Nelly!». It incorporates all the experience of a young singer all her musical passions. Considerable work has had an impact on music, where she grew up who loved her parents, as well as her early fascination with hip-hop. One by one, were released two singles to the album and make a video. Both of them were more than successful, and hit the top ten of the US charts. In the UK, the album entered the Top 10 in Portugal and some European countries, he received a gold certificate. A lot of noise debut album done in Canada, having failed to finish in the second row of the chart.

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After a great start, Nellie were such famous admirers as Missy Elliott, and Elton John. To warm up the audience before their American concert singer invited U2.

For three years, Nelly performed a lot, spent headlining tour of America. Three times she was nominated for «Grammy». In 2001, the year for their track «Like a Bird» Furtado was awarded the nomination, called for "the best vocals." Three years after the first album the band released the second album of the singer. In contrast to the debut album, this was more soft and warm, there was no youthful cheerfulness and childish naivete. The work was more reflective and somber. Being an addictive personality, Nelly, which was originally intended to create a modern folk record, while the seriously interested in instruments such as the banjo, dulcimer and ukulele. These instruments can be heard in the second album. He was named «Folklore» and was a success, although much has conceded his predecessor. The reason was not quite poppy sound. Besides the songs were very different, they are a reflection of some events in the life Nellie. After failing for some time about the singer nothing was heard. In 2005, the year it was reported that she started to record their third album. Its name - «Loose». Light saw him in the summer of 2006. The album was produced by Timbaland basically. He was the best and most successful album, talented singer. In it we hear experiments with Nelly Hip-hop, R & B and Punk-hop.

«Mi Plan» - the name of the fourth album, recorded in the year 2009. And a year later Furtado released her fifth album, titled «Lifestyle».

PERSONAL LIFE of Nelly Furtado
Nearly four years Nelly met a musician Jasper Gahan. In September of 2003 they had a daughter. The singer called her Nevis. It was almost a month before the release of the second album. In the summer of 2008 Furtado allegedly entered into a marriage with the Cuban sound engineer named Demas Castellón. It Timbaland confirmed these rumors.

Nelly Furtado


Wiki info

Furtado was born on December 2, 1978, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her Portuguese parents, António José Furtado and Maria Manuela Furtado, were both from São Miguel Island in the Azores and had immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s. Nelly was named after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim. Her siblings are Michael Anthony and Lisa Anne. They were raised Roman Catholic. At age four, she began performing and singing in Portuguese. Furtado's first public performance was when she sang a duet with her mother at a church on Portugal Day. She began playing musical instruments at the age of nine, learning the trombone, ukulele and – in later years – the guitar and keyboards. At the age of 12, she began writing songs, and as a teenager, she performed in a Portuguese marching band. Furtado has acknowledged her family as the source of her strong work ethic; she spent eight summers working as a chambermaid with her mother, along with her brother and sister, who was a housekeeper in Victoria. She has stated that coming from a working-class background has shaped her identity in a positive way.