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Nelly Kim Furtado is a world-renowned Canadian pop star of Portuguese origin. The talent of the petite girl was not prevented by either the origin from a simple family, or the lack of connections in show business.
The singer’s albums have repeatedly started from the first positions of the national charts, and the singles have brought her prestigious music awards.
Childhood and youth
A girl was born in the town of Victoria, British Columbia on December 2, 1978. The newborn was named after the Soviet gymnast Nelly Kim. Her parents are Portuguese, originally from the Azores. Antonio’s father Jose Furtado worked at a construction site, and his mother, Maria Manuela, was cleaning at a local hotel. The family brought up two more children – daughter Lisa Anna and son Michael Anthony.
Nelly spent her childhood in the quarters of her hometown, which accommodated emigrants from Europe, Africa, Asia and India, which explains the girl’s passion for national music of many peoples of the world. Her native languages are Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi and English. The girl received her first stage experience at the age of 4, when she sang a folk song at a national holiday. The parents adhered to the Catholic faith, so all the children sang in the church choir.
While still in school, Nelly began to master the playing of musical instruments – trombone, ukulele, six-string guitar and piano. The active girl could be seen in the local jazz band, in the wind orchestra. Gradually, Nelly begins to write music and poetry, at the age of 12, the first songs appear from the pen of the young singer. Rap and hip-hop became favorite genres, which Furtado successfully masters.
Nelly FurtadoNet Worth
Her Net Worth 99 million.
Nelly Furtado Body Measurements
Nelly Furtado s Bra size 35 inches, Waist size 29 Inches and Hip size 36 Inches.
Height 5 ft 2 in approx and Weight 64 Kg approx. 114 in Pounds. She is slim in figure.
Her Body Measurements 36-28-34 Inches.
Her Shoe Size 5 (US) and Dress Size 7 (US).
Her Hair Color Black and Eye Color Brown
Nelly Furtado was married twice. With her first husband, instrumentalist Jasper Gehania, the artist lived for 4 years, having managed to give birth to a charming daughter, Nevis. The girl was named after the Caribbean island on which the couple rested during their honeymoon.
Soon after the birth of the child, the union broke up, and for three years Nelly had to raise the baby alone.
In 2008, Furtado became the wife of the Cuban-born sound engineer Demacio Castellón. The marriage lasted more than 8 years, followed by a divorce. Common children in the family of Nelly and Demazio did not appear.
Nelly Furtado now
On March 31, 2017, another disc by the Canadian singer “The Ride” was released. For the album, the performer chose an indie style and exclusively solo vocals. The premiere of the hits “Islands of Me”, “Pipe Dreams”, “Cold hart truth” took place back in 2016. The disc was created at the Nelstar Music recording studio.
Now Nelly Furtado devotes a lot of time to charity; she is a member of various organizations, including a foundation that opposes racism. Also, the singer gives concerts not only at home or in Latin America, but also in Europe. At the end of July 2018, a video version of one of Furtado’s performances was included in the program of the IX Vienna Music Film Festival, which took place in Yekaterinburg.