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How Did Nelly Furtado Become Famous?

Nelly Kim Furtado is currently a famous singer along with a songwriter. Besides she is the owner of a Canadian record label “Nelstar.” But there is a question “How did Nelly Furtado become Famous?”

Nelly Furtado gained her first fame by releasing “Whoa, Nelly!” It was her debut album which was released in 2000. The album’s song won her a Grammy Award. Thus she became famous within a short time.

How Did Nelly Furtado Become Famous
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The debut album of Nelly Furtado got critical & commercial success. It took place on the “Billboard Hot 100” in the United States which was played an important role in Nelly Furtado’s fame.

The reasons behind Nelly Furtado’s fame

The Canadian singer Nelly Furtado has an excellent voice. She has a unique voice and skill in music. Fans are impressed by her voice. Thus, Nelly Furtado became famous earlier.

Sometimes she danced along with singing during programs. That made a different impression on her performance and people enjoyed it frankly. Within a short time, Nelly Furtado released a lot of hit albums.

Her songs are always got millions of views after released. About twelve years ago, Nelly Furtado released the song “Say It Right” on her official YouTube channel which got 715 million views.

After releasing her debut album, Nelly Furtado was awarded for her excellent vocal performance. On the other hand, her song “I’m Like a Bird” was on the top list of American Billboard Hot 100.

As a result, Nelly Furtado becomes famous in both the Canadian & American music industries. Later, she achieved lots of fan followers on social media platforms. At present, Nelly Furtado is a well-known singer.

Nelly Furtado before making fame as a musician

Nelly Furtado’s life was much different from other celebrities. She began performing & singing since at the age of four. Nelly Furtado left her hometown & settled in the United States.

The 44 years old singer was born in Victoria, province of British Columbia, Canada on 2nd December 1978. Nelly Furtado is Canadian as well as Portuguese.

Because her parents both are Portuguese. António José Furtado was the father & Maria Manuela Furtado was the mother of Nelly Furtado. They were born on São Miguel Island in Portugal.

Nelly Furtado has two siblings named- Lisa Anne Furtado & Michael Anthony Furtado. They are raised together with their parents. Nelly Furtado financially supported her family by working as a chambermaid.

She started working in her childhood and supported her family. On the other hand, Nelly Furtado began writing songs when she was just twelve years old. 

Nelly Furtado’s career

Nelly Furtado developed a tremendous career throughout her whole life. She is a famous artist in both the film and music industries. Besides, Nelly Furtado worked with a couple of TV shows.

In 1996, Nelly Furtado move to Toronto in the United States. There she formed her recording label “Nelstar” with Newkirk. Four years later, Furtado released her debut music album.

Thus her musical career started. Later, Nelly Furtado released several music albums including Folklore & Loose. By the way, Loose became the most successful album among Furtado’s other albums.

Besides the music industry, Nelly Furtado is also worked with many international fashion magazines. During her whole career, she earned a huge amount of money.

Nelly Furtado’s concerts & venue

As a popular singer, Nelly Furtado performed in more than 250 concerts. The venues of the concerts are in many countries around the world.

Nelly Furtado’s some concerts venue:

VenuesDateCountry Name
Volkshaus10th March 2013Switzerland
Alcatraz13 March 2013Italy
Climate Pledge Arena27 March 2013United States
Scotiabank Arena22 June 2015Canada
Barclay’s Center27 June 2015United States
Apollo Theater12 December 2015United States
Holland Park22 July 2017Canada
Žalgirio Arena24 October 2017Lithuania

Achievements and Award of Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado has great achievements in her music career. She gained a lot of fame as a singer and got millions of fan followers throughout her whole life.

Nelly Furtado is awarded a couple of times. She was awarded the respectful Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2002. Nelly Furtado is also the winner of the Juno Award as an Artist of the year.

The Canadian singer was awarded the Juno Award in 2007. She got the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Album in 2007. Those are great achievements for Nelly Furtado.

On the other hand, Nelly Furtado had become the nominee for several awards including the Teen Choice Award, VMA, and International Award for Favorite Breakthrough Artist.