Nelly Kim Furtado is a performer and songwriter who hails from Canada. She became well-known after the release of her debut album,
Whoa, Nelly! (2000), which was influenced by trip hop and produced two singles that peaked in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100:
“I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off the Light.” Folklore, her introspective album that was heavy on folk music and released in 2003, explored her Portuguese ancestry.
Furtado’s third studio album, released by Furtado in 2006, titled Loose, was an instant success and went on to become her best-selling album,
with more than 10 million copies sold all over the world. This album is responsible for producing four singles that reached number one in various countries around the world:
“Promiscuous,” “Maneater,” “Say It Right,” and “All Good Things (Come to an End).” Her single “Give It to Me,” which was a collaboration with Timbaland and was released in 2007,
was also successful both in the United States and internationally. In 2009, she debuted her career in the Spanish-speaking music scene with the release of her album Mi Plan,
which was later nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the Best Female Pop Vocal Album category. The Spirit Indestructible, Furtado’s fifth studio album, was released in 2012 and was inspired by bygone eras.