Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian pop singer-songwriter and record producer. Nelly Furtado has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, being considered one of the biggest female pop artists in Canada’s history. Furtado first gained fame with her debut album Whoa, Nelly! in 2000. Her second album, Folklore, was released in 2003. Both albums were certified Platinum in Canada.
Furtado’s third album, Loose (2006), became her best selling album with over 12 million copies sold worldwide. The album spawned four international number one singles; “Promiscuous”, “Maneater”, “Say It Right” and “All Good Things (Come to an End)”. Loose was re-released in 2007 in North America becoming her second album to reach #1 on the US and Canadian charts. Nelly Furtado’s latest album The Spirit Indestructible was released on June 3, 2012.
Nelly Furtado has won a total of 5 Grammy Awards and 12 Juno Awards. Nelly was ranked #86 on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women In The World 2005” special supplement.