Nelly Furtado was one of the it girls of the early 2000s. She hit the music scene with a catchy debut single I’m like a Bird in 2000, and then the Canadian born singer later skyrocketed to pop superstardom with her third album Loose in 2006. This featured numerous hit singles including Promiscuous, Man-eater, and Say it Right. You couldn’t escape her infectious pop tunes.
Then seemingly out of no where everything changed, and she disappeared of the face of the earth.
“Fame took me by surprise,” the now 38-year-old told the Mail. “It was too much too soon.”
“I had a nervous breakdown on stage. I was on the Loose tour and my daughter was with me — I was being a mum and a singer on the road. I was exhausted,”
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Furtado severed ties with her record company and spent several years away from show business. During this time she made frequent visits to Kenya as part of her work with non-profit organisation Free The Children.
Now, nearly a decade after that tumultuous period in her life, the singer is back with a new album and a new hairdo. Furtado may look somewhat different to what you may remember, having traded in her long waves for a short pixie-style cut.
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Furtado’s sixth studio album The Ride was released last week. “This era is raw. I own this album, I’m a fully independent artist, and that’s really cool. I can put a song out and have it be heard by people in a few days. It’s very organic.”