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Nelly Furtado is a Portuguese-Canadian singer-songwriter who first came to fame with her debut album Whoa, Nelly! in 2000 and breakout Grammy Award-winning single "I'm Like a Bird". She has since composed the official anthem of Euro 2004 ("Forca") and collaborated with R&B producer Timbaland in her 2006 album Loose. Her latest album Spirit Indestructible was released in September 2012.
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Nelly Furtado was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada one of three children born to Portuguese-Azorean parents. She learned to play trombone and ukulele at the age of nine and keyboard at eleven. She began composing her own songs when she was thirteen.
Performing one night at Toronto nightclub Lee's Palace, Nelly Furtado met The Philosopher Kings singer Gerald Eaton. Eaton became an important collaborator, co-producing Nelly Furtado's debut album, Whoa, Nelly!, when she signed with DreamWorks Records.
Nelly Furtado's style, described by Toronto Sun writer Jane Stevenson as a cross between Macy Gray and Ivana Santilli, incorporates pop, trip-hop, bossa nova, soul, R&B, hip hop and folk, and was a result of her urge to move beyond the kinds of music that have always emotionally moved her. Nelly Furtado has mentioned Cornershop, Beck and Finley Quaye as influences in her sound.
Nelly Furtado has appeared and performed at many awards shows and sporting events. She was a guest presenter at the 2005 European Music Awards held in Lisbon, Portugal and performed at the halftime show for the 2006 Grey Cup in Winnipeg.