Nelly Furtado Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


25th February 2014

Quote: "It's a healthy tension working together. It doesn't always go smoothly, of course, and it can be really challenging when there are differences of opinion, which of course happens. But good things always tend to come out of it, and that's the whole point." Singer Nelly Furtado enjoys working with her sound engineer husband, Demacio Castellon.


29th August 2012

Tweet: "Wow I tripped and fell on stage at 90210 set ha ha the fall threw off my Louboutin (shoe)." Nelly Furtado was left red-faced after taking a tumble while making a cameo on hit teen show 90210 on Tuesday (28Aug12).


21st May 2012

Fact: Nelly Furtado's performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (20May12) featured world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan and members of his talented family, as well as members of stilt-walking troupe StiltWorld, who taught Furtado how to walk on high for her latest video.


27th September 2009

Quote: "As a kid I had the whole don’t-step-on-the-pavement-cracks thing going on. I was an awkward, paranoid child." Nelly Furtado is convinced she has obsessive compulsive disorder.


14th September 2009

Quote: "I feel more emotional in Spanish. It's the Latin side of me, it just flows... after my third album I didn't want to write in English anymore. I started writing in Spanish and everything just came out." Portuguese-Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado tapped into her Latin roots with her first Spanish-language album, MI PLAN.


2nd August 2008

Fact: British pop star James Morrison has teamed up with Nelly Furtado for a new ballad called BROKEN STRINGS.


8th May 2008

Fact: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue enlisted the help of singer Nelly Furtado at the Paris, France launch of her Showgirl fragrance on Monday (05May08). The Maneater star sang at the lavish party.


18th April 2008

Fact: Pop star Nelly Furtado has re-recorded her song IN GOD'S HANDS - turning it into a duet with country singer Keith Urban.


2nd February 2008

Fact: Superproducer Timbaland has been named the U.K.'s biggest selling singles artist of 2007. Combined sales of his hit songs THE WAY I ARE with Keri Hilson, APOLOGIZE with OneRepublic, GIVE IT TO ME featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, and AYO TECHNOLOGY with Timberlake and 50 Cent have exceeded 1 million units.


29th November 2007

Fact: Singer Nelly Furtado has teamed up with members of LCD Soundsystem for a charity punk single. The pop princess and dance group lend their vocals to Canadian rockers F***ED UP's new limited edition release, STARS ON 45.


22nd October 2007

Fact: Budding filmmakers are being sought in Scotland to shoot footage of people dancing next to Edinburgh Castle - with the best appearing in the video accompanying a new remix of Nelly Furtado's DO IT.


21st August 2007

Fact: Nelly Furtado is the highest-selling global female artist of the last year, after her album LOOSE passed the 6.1 million sales mark.


21st August 2007

Fact: Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Amy Winehouse and Rihanna have been lined up to perform at this year's (Sep07) MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas.


2nd August 2007

Fact: TOMA DE MI, the Spanish song Jennifer Lopez sings in new HECTOR LAVOE biopic El Cantante, was written by Nelly Furtado.


2nd July 2007

Quote: "I was cracking up - they looked so cute dancing along to the songs." Nelly Furtado on watching PRINCES WILLIAM and HARRY dancing along to her hits at the Concert For Diana on Sunday (01Jul07).


1st July 2007

Fact: British Airways flew in international artists like Kanye West, Nelly Furtado and Orson, and actor Kiefer Sutherland free of charge for the Concert For Diana at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday (01Jul07). The airline has sponsored the tribute gig in a deal worth an estimated GBP200,000 ($400,000).


1st July 2007

Fact: British Airways flew in international artists like Kanye West, Nelly Furtado and Orson, and actor Kiefer Sutherland free of charge for the Concert For Diana at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday (01Jul07). The airline has sponsored the tribute gig in a deal worth an estimated GBP200,000 ($400,000).


13th April 2007

Quote: "I believe in Kurt Cobain's statement that, in the end, everyone is gay." Nelly Furtado thinks we're all naturally bisexual.


20th March 2007

Fact: Nelly Furtado is set for a homecoming to remember when she returns to her native Victoria, British Columbia for a concert on Wednesday (21MAR07) - officials are naming a day after her.


18th March 2007

Quote: "I don't want to be Nelly Furtado and I don't want to spend $250,000 on a song I didn't write." Lily Allen has no plans to work with superproducer Timbaland.


12th February 2007

Fact: Justin Timberlake showed off his drumming skills at his pre-Grammy Awards party in Hollywood on Friday (09FEB07) when he played percussion behind his support at DANITY KANE. He also played keyboards and provided backing vocals for Nelly Furtado as she performed her hit PROMISCUOUS.


17th January 2007

Fact: Canadian singer Nelly Furtado will host her country's 2007 Juno Awards. Nominees for the music prizes will be revealed next month (06FEB07).


13th January 2007

Fact: Nelly Furtado has signed on to play a shoplifter in an upcoming episode of crime drama CSI: NY.


11th January 2007

Fact: Canadian singer Nelly Furtado is taking her talent from the recording studio to the TV screen and will appear on CSI: NEW YORK next week (begs15JAN07) guest-starring as a shoplifter who is suspected of murder.


13th December 2006

Quote: "It's nice to have something to hang onto. It's just coming out of the woodwork, though, so it's still shy. It doesn't want too much spotlight." Nelly Furtado on her shapely backside.


27th November 2006

Fact: Canadian singer Nelly Furtado was named after the Olympic winning Russian gymnast NELLIE KIM.


7th November 2006

Quote: "I do a double take sometimes because I think it's JUSTIN but it's just Paul, but Paul's hot too." Nelly Furtado's dancer looks just like JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.


3rd October 2006

Quote: "I like the way Nicole Richie dresses - cool vintage pieces. I'm always like, 'Where did she find that? Damn!'" Nelly Furtado admires Nicole Richie's fashion sense.


7th August 2006

Fact: Nelly Furtado is in secret talks with Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain composer GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA with a view to recording a album in Spanish and Portuguese with the Argentine.


5th August 2006

Quote: "They inspired me to buy an acoustic guitar and theirs were the first songs I learned to play, which is how I learned to write songs." Nelly Furtado pays homage to OASIS.


1st August 2006

Quote: "When you have a two-year-old throwing soup at you in a crowded restaurant, you can't really be that pretentious." Nelly Furtado on the joys of motherhood to toddler NEVIS.


19th June 2006

Fact: Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado is such a big fan of Gnarls Barkley's hit CRAZY, she has incorporated her own version of the tune in her live set.


19th June 2006

Fact: Nelly Furtado was such a big fan of all-girl trio TLC growing up, she would dress up like members LISA 'LEFT EYE' LOPES and T-BOZ for Halloween in her native Victoria, British Columbia.


12th June 2006

Quote: "He is the most fascinating, prolific, and intense artist of my generation. He's like Salvador Dali on the microphone." Nelly Furtado is desperate to work with rapper Eminem.


12th June 2006

Quote: "Before, I was a flower child floating down the river like a leaf, not knowing where that leaf was going." Hippie-child Nelly Furtado on her post-I'M LIKE A BIRD successes.


29th May 2006

Quote: "My dream is to have my own float in the Toronto Gay Pride Parade... All the guys and girls on the float would be in bikinis." Nelly Furtado on her gay ambition.


4th May 2006

Fact: Justin Timberlake makes a guest appearance as a dancer in Nelly Furtado's new video PROMISCUOUS.


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