Collaborating with Timbaland led to more hits
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.
Where people listen
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.
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.