Nelly Furtado

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  • Birth Name: Nelly Kim Furtado
  • Birth Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profession: Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Former trombonist in her church group.
  • On her song "Island of Wonder," it's her mother who performs the whistling.
  • Her song "Força" was the official anthem of the 2004 European Football Championship.
  • Launched her own record label, Nelstar, in 2009.
  • Was the first Canada-born artist to win a Latin Grammy.
  • Received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2010.
  • Can sing in English, Portuguese and Hindi.

Awards

  • 2008, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Hip-Hop Song: Winner
  • 2001, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner

Relationships

  • Demo Castellon — Husband (separated)
  • Jasper Gahunia — Ex-significant Other
  • Antonio Jose Furtado — Father
  • Maria Manuela Furtado — Mother
  • Nevis — Daughter
  • Michael Anthony Furtado — Brother
  • Lisa Anne Furtado — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: Nelly Kim Furtado
  • Birth Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profession: Singer