Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer. She was born in Victoria, Canada, in 1978. Furtado first sang at the age of four when she performed a duet with her mother at a church on Portugal Day. She wrote songs with 13 years. Furtado moved to Toronto, where she formed the hip hop duet, Nelstar , in 1997. She came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album, Whoa , Nelly!. She won a grammy with this album.
She performed at the 1997 an "all-female urban" talent show. Her performance attracted the attention of The Philosopher Kings singer Gerald Eaton, who then approached her to write with him. He and fellow Kings member Brian West helped Furtado produce a demo. She left Toronto, but returned again to record more material with Eaton and West. On September 2003, Furtado gave birth to her first daughter, Nevis. The girl's father is her former partner Jasper Gahunia. Furtado's second album, Folklore , was released in November 2003. The final track on the album, "Childhood Dreams", was dedicated to her daughter.
Furtado's third album, Loose , was released in June 2006. Loose has become the most successful album of Furtado's career so far, as it reached number one not only in Canada and the United States, but also several countries worldwide. The album produced her first number-one hit in the United States, "Promiscuous" , as well as her first number-one hit in the United Kingdom, Maneater. On September 15, 2009, she released her fourth album. The first single release is entitled "Manos al Aire". After leaked online the song "More" on July 21 which began a campaign called "Countdown To" that sought to promote the album and which uniquely offers three cuts of "My Plan" . August 11 th was the turn for the song " My Plan" .
On May 25, will his new album, Lifestyle. On February 19, 2010, Nelly Twitter confirmed in her new album combines the styles of their four albums released to date. It was reported that Furtado was engaged to Cuban sound engineer Demacio "Demo" Castellón. They worked together on Loose . On October 17, 2008, it was reported in People Magazine that Furtado and Castellón had been married since July 19, 2008. Furtado confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that she married Castellón on July 19, 2008.