Nelly Furtado

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Nelly Furtado is a well-known singer and songwriter from Canada. Furtado is most likely best known for her debut album, Whoa, Nelly! (2000), which produced two award-winning singles. She is a multi-platinum recording artist who has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has won numerous honors, including the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

What is the Net Worth of Nelly Furtado?

Nelly Furtado has a net worth of $20 million and is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Furtado is one of Canada’s most successful vocalists of all time, and she made a big splash when she released her debut album at the turn of the century. Over the course of her career, Nelly has sold tens of millions of records and won numerous prizes, including a Grammy Award, a Latin Grammy Award, a BRIT Award, a Billboard Music Award, ten Juno Awards, and others. Her musical style is diverse, including Latin folk, trip hop, pop, and hip-hop among her influences.

Early Life and Education

On December 2, 1978, Nelly Furtado was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Nelly Kim Furtado is her given name. António José Furtado is her father’s name, and Maria Manuela is her mother’s. She had learnt to play the trombone and the ukulele by the time she was nine years old. Lisa Anne is her younger sister. Nelly is of Azorean Portuguese heritage and is a Portuguese-Canadian citizen. Sagittarius is her zodiac sign. When it comes to Nelly’s academic accomplishments, she graduated from Mount Douglas Secondary School in 1996.

Professional Life and Career of Nelly Furtado

When it came to her work, she met Tallis Newkirk, a member of the hip hop group Plains of Fascination, and sang some vocals for their 1996 album ‘Join the Ranks.’ The following year, she established a trip-hop duo with Newkirk called Nelstar, but she departed the group soon after. She took part in a talent event for urban ladies called The Honey Jam talent show in 1997. Gerald Eaton, singer for the band The Philosopher Kings, and his bandmate Brain West noticed her there. Eaton and West, on the other hand, worked with the young vocalist and co-produced her debut album, “Whoa, Nelly!” in 2000. Three foreign hits were included on the album, including ‘I’m Like a Bird.’

Nelly Furtado Celebrates 20 Years of 'Whoa, Nelly!' With Expanded Edition –  Billboard
her debut album, ‘Whoa, Nelly!,’ established her career. (Source: Billboard)

To promote her album, she embarked on the ‘Burn in the Spotlight Tour’ in 2001. She performed at many places in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her second album, ‘Folklore,’ was released in 2003. The album had a rock-oriented, acoustic approach and had a tone that was more calm and diversified than its predecessor. It featured the single ‘Forca,’ which served as the 2004 European Football Championship’s official anthem. Similarly, her 2006 album ‘Loose’ featured dance, R&B, and hip hop themes. The album, which has been regarded as introspective and sorrowful, delves into the subject of female sexuality, for which Nelly has been chastised. She also recorded ‘Mi Plan,’ a Spanish album that was released in 2009.

Furthermore, her debut album, ‘Whoa, Nelly!,’ established her career and has since sold over eight million copies. It received platinum status in various countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As a result, ‘Loose’ is her most successful album to date, debuting at No. 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the United States. ‘Promiscuous’ and ‘Maneater’ were two of the album’s mega hit singles. In 2007, she won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female.

Relationship Status

Nelly Furtado is dating rapper Hodgy at the moment. In 2017, they made their relationship public by walking the red carpet at the Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean.

Previous Relationship

In the past, Nelly dated American actor Ashton Kutcher. Both celebrities have admitted to kissing one another once or twice. She’s also been on some pricey dates with Ashton. However, their relationship did not progress any further. From 2001 through 2005, Nelly had an affair with composer Jasper Gahunia. The couple also had a daughter, Nevis Chetan, who was born in Toronto, Canada, on September 20, 2003. In January 2006, Nelly began dating Demo Castellon, a Cuban-American sound engineer. On July 6, 2007, the couple got engaged, and on July 19, 2008, they married. During an interview in April 2017, Nelly revealed that she had divorced Castellon in 2016.

Body Stats and Social Media

Nelly Furtado stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 55 kilograms. In addition, her measurements are 36-24-36 inches. The color of Nelly’s hair is black, and the color of her eyes is blue. Her dress size is 6 in the United States, and her shoe size is 8 in the United States (US).


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Quick Facts of Nelly Furtado

Age: 43 years 3 months
Birth Date: December 02, 1978
Horoscope (Sunshine): Sagittarius
Full Name: Nelly Furtado
Birth Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Net Worth: $20 million
Salary: N/A
Height / How tall : 5 feet 2 inches (1.57m)
Ethnicity: Azorean Portuguese
Nationality: Portuguese- Canadian
Profession: Singer
Father’s Name: António José Furtado
Mother’s Name: Maria Manuela
Education: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Weight: 55 Kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Blue
Waist Size: 24 inch
Bra Size: 36 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Lucky Number: 5
Lucky Stone: Turquoise
Lucky Color: Orange
Best Match for Marriage: Leo, Aquarius
Last Update: March, 2022