41 years old (Born on December 02, 1978)
Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician and actress; She is famous from Whoa, Nelly!.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. Daughter Nevis (named after the island on which she was conceived) born on September 20, 2003, in Toronto to Nelly and then boyfriend Jasper Gahunia (aka DJ Lil' Jaz). According to an MTV interview, she self-taught herself how to sing by listening to Mariah Carey albums. Her mother was a motel cleaner. Engaged to sound engineer Demacio 'Demo' Castellon [July 6, 2007].
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Fun Facts About Nelly Furtado
Her song "Forca", in which she sang both English and Portuguese, was the official theme of the Euro 2004 (European Football Championships) in Portugal.
Second album "Folklore" released. [Nov 25th 2003]
Formed (and an ex-member of) trip-hop group Nelstar.
Voted one of the "Fun and Fearless Females" by Cosmopolitan Magazine (2002.)
Played eight dates on "the village stage" at Lilith Fair.
Is Canadian of Portuguese decent.
She also scored some awards for her work, including Canadian Juno Awards for best new solo artist and best songwriter in 2001 and a Grammy in 2002 for best female pop performance ("Like A Bird.")
Ranked #26 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Is fluent in Hindi.
Her parents named her after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim.
Graduated from Mount Douglas Secondary School in Victoria, B.C.
Parents are Maria Manuela Furtado and Antonio Jose Furtado. Has a sister, Lisa Anne Furtado, and a brother, Michael Anthony Furtado.
Will host the Juno Awards on April 1st, 2007 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Speaks Portuguese fluently.
Ranked #58 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
Learned to play trombone and ukulele at age nine, keyboards at age 11 and began composing at age 13.
Was a heavy smoker during her teenage years.
Her father was a stonemason originally from Portugal. He couldn't speak English when he first came to Canada.
Perhaps as a nod to her diverse influences, she was invited to open for U2 and perform on Moby's Area: One Tour alongside the techno-rocker.
Fan of Kylie Minogue and Dannii Minogue.
Won "Best Pop Vocal, Female" Grammy for her song "I'm Like A Bird" (2002).