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Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress


Nelly Kim Furtado has sold over 22 million albums worldwide. Furtado grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and currently resides in Toronto. Furtado came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single "I'm Like a Bird". After becoming a mother and releasing the less commercially successful Folklore (2003), she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of Loose and its hit singles "Promiscuous", "Maneater," "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and "Say It Right." Furtado is known for experimenting with different instruments, sounds, genres, vocal styles, and languages. This diversity has been influenced by her wide-ranging musical taste and her interest in different cultures.

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 I once turned down $500,000 to pose naked for Playboy, The magazine was even prepared to pay me $500,000 to pose with my clothes on. I didn't want Playboy on my resume at the age of 22. 
— Nelly Furtado on turning down an offer to pose for Playboy / October 03, 2009
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 If they ask me when I'm 40, I'll probably say yes. 
— Nelly Furtado on turning down an offer to pose for Playboy when she was 22 / October 03, 2009
 Fame took me by surprise and I ended up having a breakdown, It was too much too soon. After two years of intense touring and partying I'd spend hours alone in my LA home, just staring at the floor. I felt like a fraud, believing that people liked me for my image and not my music. 
— Nelly Furtado found it hard to cope with success following the success of her debut single / September 29, 2009
 I've always been obsessive-compulsive, As a kid I had the whole don't-step-on-the-pavement-cracks thing going on. 
— Nelly Furtado saying she has always been obsessive-compulsive / September 29, 2009