If the early s had a soundtrack , singer Nelly Furtado would feature heavily in it. With her ability to pull off seemingly any musical genre, from a catchy pop song to rap to Latin music , the singer seemed unstoppable. Her success was dizzying. I decide what I want to do with my music, and I decide how I want to look. Discovered at a Toronto talent show, she quickly got a manager, produced a demo of her music, which went around to the major labels and eventually was signed to DreamWorks. The year-old said at the time that Whoa, Nelly! It captures a lot of confusion you experience during that time. Whoa, Nelly! In , Furtado had her only child, Nevis.
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Furtado is known for her musical versatility and reinvention, commonly associated with world music. She first gained fame with her trip hop inspired debut album, Whoa, Nelly! Furtado's introspective folk-heavy second album, Folklore explored her Portuguese roots. Its singles received moderate success in Europe , but the album's underperformance compared to her debut was regarded as a sophomore slump. Furtado's third album, Loose , was a smash hit and became her best selling album with more than 12 million copies sold worldwide, also making it one of the best selling albums of the s. Furtado's critically acclaimed duet with James Morrison , " Broken Strings " also topped the charts in Europe in In , Furtado released her nostalgia inspired fifth album, The Spirit Indestructible.
In , Nelly Furtado would release her debut album, 'Whoa, Nelly! No wonder Dua Lipa considers this one of her favorite albums of all time. By , Nelly's career had exploded when she teamed up with music producer Timbaland for one of the best-selling albums of the year, Loose, which, to date, has sold well over 12 million copies. Clearly, things were looking tremendously well for Nelly, who amassed millions in album sales, she gained chart success across the globe, and her net worth was quickly rising. But as crazy as it sounds, Nelly was extremely unhappy with her life because she simply didn't have time to be anything but a pop star. The singer later opened up about her decision to take a break from music following the release of her Spanish album, Mi Plan, in , stressing that all she wanted was to spend time with her family for a while.