Biography of Nelly Furtado
Childhood and family of Nelly Furtado
Nelly’s homeland is Canada. He spent his childhood in a small provincial town. Her parents were people of simple working professions. Nelly’s mother sang beautifully, therefore, for the first time in public, she sang with her mother. Then she was four years old. At the age of nine, the girl mastered the ukulele, at twelve she wrote her first song. In the school ensemble, Furtado played the trombone.
In addition to playing in the ensemble, the girl danced with enthusiasm and studied vocals. Most of all she liked the rhythms of hip-hop and n-blues. The parents of the future singer are from Portugal. The trip to their homeland made a great impression on her. It was there that she first took part in the MC competition, the girl, having risen to the stage, spontaneously began to sing. The principle is the same as in hip-hop.
When Nellie decided to go to Toronto, her parents protested, but it was impossible to keep the stubborn seventeen-year-old girl. There she tripled to work and organized the first group. It was the duo Nelstar, a trip-hop group. She wrote all the songs herself, recorded in the studio.
Nelly Furtado’s songs are popular all over the world today
In the mid-nineties, Furtado became interested in rock. She began to learn the guitar. The singer sang in three languages and could admire any, even the most unusual musical instrument.
The beginning of the career of Nelly Furtado, the first songs
An important event that influenced the girl’s further musical career occurred in 1997. She became a member of the vocal competition. Nellie did not show herself in any way, but she made an excellent acquaintance, after which the participants in one of the promoted Canadian projects decided to produce a promising singer. Thanks to them, the girl made her first studio professional recording. It was produced by Gerald Eaton and Brian West.
During two weeks of hard work in the studio, the trio showed that they worked well together and their collaboration can be very productive. Intense studio work produced material that lay on the table of any label, in order to find someone who would sign a contract with an aspiring singer. The company that signed a contract with Furtado in 1999 is called DreamWorks. Nelly started her way in show business with an already well-established production team, which it was decided to call Track & Field.
A year later, the album “Whoa Nelly!” appeared. He absorbed all the experience of the young singer, all her musical hobbies. The music that she grew up with, that her parents loved, as well as her early passion for hip-hop, also had a significant influence on her work.
One after another, 2 singles for the album were released and clips were shot. Both of them were more than successful, and hit the top ten in the US charts. The album reached the Top 10 in the UK and was certified gold in Portugal and some European countries. The debut album made a lot of noise in Canada, having managed to finish in the second line of the chart.
Best songs, Nelly Furtado at present
After a great start, Nelly had such eminent fans of creativity as Missy Elliott and Elton John. To warm up the hall before her American concerts, the singer was invited by U2.
Over the course of three years, Nelly performed a lot, held a headlining tour of America. She has been nominated three times for a Grammy. In 2001, for her track “Like a Bird” Furtado was awarded the nomination, called “for the best vocals.”
Three years after the first album, the singer’s second album was released. Unlike the debut album, this one was softer and warmer, it did not have youthful cheerfulness and childish naivety. The work was more reflective and darker. Being an enthusiastic person, Nelly, who originally set out to create a modern folk record, during the work became seriously interested in such instruments as banjo, cymbals and ukulele. These instruments can be heard on the second album. It was called “Folklore” and proved to be a success, although it fell considerably short of its predecessor. The reason was not quite pop sound. In addition, the songs were too different, all of them were a reflection of some events in Nelly’s life.
After the failure, nothing was heard about the singer for some time. It was only in 2005 that information appeared that she had begun recording a third album. Its name is Loose. He saw the light in the summer of 2006. The album was produced primarily by Timbaland. It became the most successful and most successful album of the talented singer. Nelly’s experiments with Hip-hop, R&B and Punk-hop are heard in it. In the summer of 2008, she presented this album while performing in Russia, where Dima Bilan was the opening act.
Singer Nelly Furtado with her producer Timbaland
“Mi Plan” is the title of the fourth album, recorded in 2009. And a year later, Furtado released her fifth album called Lifestyle.
Nelly Furtado’s personal life
For almost four years, Nellie dated musician Jasper Gahania. In September 2003, their daughter was born. The singer named her Nevis. This happened almost a month before the release of the second album.
In the summer of 2008, Furtado allegedly married a Cuban sound engineer named Demacio Castellona. It was Timbaland who confirmed such rumors.